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Services Friday, September 20 for Elmer Mannen, 88

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Elmer Mannen, age 88 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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.

Elmer proudly 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.

Funeral Services 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 funeral home.

Memorial donations 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.

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Posted 9/16/2019




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