Elmer Mannen, age
88 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12,
He was born on
January 11, 1931 in Montrose, MO, to Lawrence and Flossie Mannen, both of
whom preceded him in death.
On May 20, 1953, he
married the love of his life, Pauline Mannen, who preceded him in death on
June 20, 2010.
Elmer is survived
by his loving sons: Michael (Kaylynn) Mannen of Greenwood, IN, Terry
(Kathleen) Mannen of Chesterton, IN, Timothy (Donna) Mannen of Chesterton,
IN and Donald Mannen of Chesterton, IN; his grandchildren: Kelly Stewart,
Brian Mannen, Curtis Mannen and Alex Mannen; and by his great-grandchildren:
Stella Stewart and Matthew “Matty” Mannen.
He was also
preceded in death by his brother, Louis Mannen.
served his country in the United States Air Force, and was a devoted member
of Porter United Methodist Church. Prior to his retirement, he was a skilled
mechanic at Midwest Steel. He was also the Vice-President of the Hoosier
Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, IN, and he was also a certified
train conductor for their tours. Some of his favorite hobbies included model
trains, gardening and camping.
will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 1 p.m., at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Liz Lahaie and Pastor G.
Thomas Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Friday, from 11 a.m. until time of service, at the
in honor of Elmer may be given to the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, 801
Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, or to the Hoosier Valley Railroad, 507
Mulberry St., North Judson, IN, 46366.
Memories may be