Allan Fredrick Mann
(May 14, 1943 - December 8, 2009)
Allan Fredrick Mann, age 66 of Durand, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes Durand Chapel with Rev. John Walworth officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00pm until the time of service.

Al was born on May 14, 1943 in Durand, the son of Lester and Eleanor (Fredrick) Mann. He graduated from Durand Area High School in 1961.

Al served in the U.S. Airforce from 1961-1965 at Truax Airforce Base in Madison, WI. It was during his service that he met and married his wife, Bonnie Johnson, on January 22, 1966. After the service, Al went to General Motors where he worked for almost 40 years as a Die Engineer retiring in 2006.

Al's hobbies included yard work and gardening. His tomato and pepper plants were the envy of everyone. He loved watching the many birds and squirrels that visited his backyard feeders. He enjoyed golf, the Red Wings, and the Tigers. He spent many hours building and flying radio-controlled planes. He loved hosting backyard barbeques and soaking in the sunshine from his pool and deck. He was an accomplished woodworker and his home is filled with his handcrafted pieces. He could fix anything and when he ran out of repairs and projects at his home, he could be found helping out his neighbors.

Al is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Durand; daughter, Michelle of Newto, NC; son, Michael of Madison, WI; mother, Eleanor Mann of Durand; sister, Nadene (Kenneth) Warren of Durand; brother, Robert of Durand. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Mann and his brother, John.

The family would like to thank the staff at Genesys Regional Medical Center's Oncology Unit and Infusion Clinic for their support and kindness. Donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

 

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