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Evan Manges

  • "One of the kindest people I ever met. Evan built a small..."
    - Bobbi

Evan Manges Feb. 17, 1937 - June 29, 2014 BREMEN - Evan Oliver Manges, 77, of Bremen passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at home. He was born February 17, 1937 to Dillman and Minna (Schutz) Manges. In 1955 Evan graduated from Bremen High School where he was voted "most athletic." After graduating, he married Sharon Swank and together they had four children. In 1966, he married Charlene Nine and together they had a son. On August 8, 1977, he married Carolyn Nelson. He worked at Corl Corp in research and design for many years. Evan enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his beloved dogs. He also enjoyed caring for the koi pond that he built in his backyard. Evan is survived by three daughters, Penny (Coly) Eddinger of Nappanee, Susan (Steve) Florez of Twain Harte, California, and Amy (Steve) Trevino of Susanville, California; three sons, Curt (Mary Ann) Manges of Ione, California, Jan David Manges of Waterford, California, and Cris Manges of Indianapolis; three stepsons, Joseph (Lisa) Gibson of Plymouth, Ken (Jodi) Gibson of Woodstock, IL, and Laurence "Larry" (Jenny) Gibson of Mahomet, Illinois; his friend and companion, Sue Fritter of Plymouth; 24 grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Manges and Burt Manges; and a sister, Leona Holderread. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; a stepdaughter, Terry Mitro; two sisters, Carole Koontz and Lorraine Leazenby; and two brothers, Dean Manges and Don Manges. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow in the Bremen Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Hospice. The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in South Bend Tribune on July 2, 2014
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Mishler Funeral Home
2030 State Road 331 Bremen, IN 46506
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