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Bob Mann, 85 - November 02, 2017

Bob Lewis Mann, 85, of Brady, Nebraska, died Nov. 2, 2017, at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation in Cozad.
Memorial Services were held at Maxwell First Baptist Church, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with Pastor Robert Litzenberger officiating. Inurnment followed at the Brady Cemetery.
Bob was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Gothenburg, son of George and Ruth (Buterbaugh) Mann. He grew up at Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High.
Bob lived in the Gothenburg, Brady, and Jeffery Lake areas. He farmed and grew popcorn for Jolly Time and was a hay buyer for many years. Bob served his country in the National Guard for seven years. Bob married Mary Ellen Block on May 31, 1953, at the Christ Lutheran Church and the couple had three children—Jack, Lynne, and Sandy. The family made their home at Jeffrey Lake south of Brady for 43 years. Bob was the president of the Jeffery Lake Association for many years. He enjoyed flying, stock car racing, boxing, motor boats, sailing and Nebraska football and volleyball.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen of Brady; children—Jack (Pam) Mann of Brady, Lynne (Rocky) Johnson of Brady, and Sandy Burke of Brady; grandchildren—Jake (Ericca) Johnson of Brady, Lucinda (Dan) Robison of Brady, Muffy Johnson (Mario Olvera) of Cozad, Luke (Kim) Mann of Clayton, NC, Jed (Natalie) Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Keifer (Sarah) Burke of Brady, Sawyer (Kylee) Burke of Kansas City, Mo., Maggie Burke (Taylor Staggs) of Lincoln; 24 great-grandchildren, with the 25th due in January; brothers—Dave (Jody) Mann of Jeffrey Lake, and Dale (Patty) Mann of Hastings; and sister, Francis (Tim) McClellen of Gothenburg.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth Mann; brothers—Don Mann, and twin brother Bill Mann; and sisters—Adeline Schabrum and Annette Ostrom.
Memorials be designated to the Brady/Gothenburg Ministerial Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com

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