Jerome “Jerry” Donald Mann, 71, of Sevastopol, passed away Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015, in the comfort of his home with his wife, Shirley, at his side.
He was born November 25, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Donald Cedric and Jeanette (Wilke) Mann. Jerry graduated from Wisconsin Academy in 1962 and went on to study at Iowa State University and also at Union College in Lincoln, NE. He owned and operated Mann Chimney Service from home. Jerry also farmed, providing custom planting and harvesting.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Anne Scharffenberg in Nevada, IA, on August 20, 1965, which was also his parents’ 23rd wedding anniversary and his paternal grandparents’ 46th wedding anniversary. Jerry and Shirley were blessed with over 50 years of marriage together.
He was a member of the Sturgeon Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was active in the local SDA churches he attended in Iowa and Wisconsin as Pathfinder director, deacon, elder, personal ministries leader, etc. He also served on the Wisconsin Conference executive committee, nominating committee, and lay advisory committee.
While living in Ames, IA, he learned how to lay brick, block, and stone while working for a mason. He started his own masonry business and also did snow plowing. The family moved back to Wisconsin to his grandparents’ farm near Sturgeon Bay in June, 1979. Jerry kept trying to figure out how he could work right up to his death. He also enjoyed traveling as well as listening to classical music.
He will be missed by his wife, Shirley of Sevastopol; two sons, Adlai (Julie) Mann of Black River Falls, Loren (Dawn) Mann of Aurora, IL; two daughters, Eunita (Gary) Collins of Western Australia, Ramona (Glenn) Klevgard of Hustisford; one grandson, Wade Klevgard; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; mother, Jeanette Mann of Sturgeon Bay; one brother, Jim (Karen) Mann of Idaho; one sister, Claudia (Dan) Lindow of Maryland; aunts; one uncle; and many dear cousins; his wife’s eight brothers and sisters, and their spouses.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father; grandparents; aunts; and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2015, at Sturgeon Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church with Elder Mike Edge officiating. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening, September 3, 2015, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
The family would like to thank Dr. Winkler and others from Green Bay Oncology and those from Unity Hospice who helped provide care for Jerry.
Memorials may be given in Jerry’s memory for Unity Hospice or Sturgeon Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.