Leo Francis MANN
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Age 92 of S. St. Paul Died peacefully at home 6/17/19. Leo grew up in St. Paul and spent most of his life as a professional bowler and pro shop owner. He was a member of the PBA as well as being inducted into both the MN Bowling Hall of Fame and the St. Paul Men's Fastpitch Softball HOF. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. Preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and beloved wife. Survived by 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A Mass in honor of Leo will be held at Holy Trinity Church in S. St. Paul on 9/30/19 at 8 AM with a burial ceremony to follow at Fort Snelling at 10 AM.




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Published in Pioneer Press on Sep. 26, 2019.
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Funeral Mass
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Burial
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Fort Snelling
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November 3, 2019
So sorry to hear about your Dad! He was a wonderful person.
Gwen Jackson
September 30, 2019
Leo asked me to bowl on his team in the Friday night straightaway league at Hopkins Bowl in the mid '70s when I was just a year out of junior leagues. I considered it an honor and enjoyed bowling with, and learning from him. His knowledge of the game was encyclopedic, and he was always willing to share it. And it was fun just to watch him bowl! Though my schedule didn't permit my continuing beyond 1 year in that league, I've never forgotten it. Peace and blessings to Leo's family and friends.
Dave Hoppenrath
September 26, 2019
I miss my father very much. He was a great dad but a wonderful person, someone that truly was so very kind and giving. I do know he really truly glad to be rejoined with my mother and his family in heaven.
Marylee Bengston
September 26, 2019
Leo MANN was my bowling coach many years ago at Midway Industrial Bowl in St. Paul. He was an inspiration to all and kept me and many others interested in the sport. My sympathy goes out to the Mann family.
Bruce Witter
September 26, 2019
Leo touched the hearts and minds of many. He was a class act. Leo was a student of the game and a great competitor who excelled at the game of ten pins. Leo was a friend to many because he cherished the friendships that came with the game. Rest in peace Leo. Now whenever I hear the clap of thunder in the sky I will know that Leo is carrying the ten pin and ripping out the five on the lanes above.
Tom Rein
September 26, 2019
My dad was one of a kind and is greatly missed by all his family. The comfort I carry is that he will be my mom and they were a great team for over 61 years.
Marylee Bengston
September 26, 2019
""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal." The Mann Family lived across the street from us on Daly Street. I knew Leo then, as my idol during his years in the PBA and later as my mentor when I was home on leave from the USAF. Leo tried hard to help me become a better bowler. May he rest in peace!!
Dave Coffey
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