Char Eleene Mano
1952 - 2021

Char Eleene (nee: Maass) Mano

July 18, 1952 - January 2, 2021

Char Eleene (nee: Maass) Mano, 68, of Racine, passed away on January 2, 2021. The family will hold a private memorial service later this year.

Char was born in Orange County, California on July 18, 1952, to Charles and Vivian (nee: Annis) Maass. She graduated from Pasadena High School and later earned a master's degree in Nutritional Physiology from Iowa State University as well as a master's degree in Taxation Law from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Char married Tom Mano on July 18, 1979 in Springfield, MA; they were married 41 years.

Char worked as a certified public accountant for many years and retired from the IRS in 2014. She took great joy in spending time with her horse, Dream, and visiting Door County with her family.

Char is survived by her husband, Tom; her daughter, Paige (Juan) Barreto; her grandchildren, Gael and Eve Barreto; cousins Alison Almquist, Jay Scott, Jennifer Marquardt, and Kay Cooper; and other family and friends.

Char is preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Arabian Horse Rescue Mission (

Char's family wishes to thank Doctors Choi and Papp and the nurses of Ascension Racine for their kind and attentive care.

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Published by Racine Journal Times on Jan. 10, 2021.
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Funeral services provided by:
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Thank you char for all you did for me when I was starting my business , your were one of a kind , and you will be missed
Bill wendt
January 15, 2021
My Deepest Sympathies to the Mano Family. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Mary S. Sollman
January 14, 2021
I liked Char, worked with her joyfully. Please accept my sympathy.
Rinda McClendon
January 12, 2021