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Frederick E. "Fred" Mann, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home in Greenville.  The son of Guy & Helen (Petersen) Mann, he was born on October 7, 1942 in Carson City. 

On March 7, 1964, in Greenville, he married Betty L. Rasmussen and they raised two sons, enjoyed 52 years of marriage, and together owned and operated Fred's Auto Service in Northtown Greenville… with Fred as the mechanic and Betty as the office manager.  Fred's entire working life revolved around cars and trucks, and aside from time spent with his family and friends, his greatest passion was for automobiles and he enjoyed participating in antique and classic car shows and parades throughout the area. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Mann on June 29, 2016;  his parents;  an infant daughter, Cathy Sue Mann on July 16, 1967;  a son, Frederick David Mann on July 4, 2006;  and a sister-in-law, Marian L. Kenny on March 1, 2016. 

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry & Pam Mann;  two granddaughters,  Kayla Mann and Skylar Mann, all of Greenville;  siblings-in-law, Jim Kenny of Greenville, Bob & Mary Rasmussen of Grand Rapids, Marie & Pete Hansen of Gowen;  and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends, especially Roger & Dala Granzo of Belding.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at  Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville.  Graveside committal services are at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at South Sidney Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, officiating.    

Fred would have appreciated contributions in his memory to the Danish Cultural Center, 126 W. Grove Street, Greenville, MI 48838.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.   To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Fred's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Kathy Maguire on November 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My sympathies to the extended Mann family upon the loss of Fred. I took my car to Fred’s Auto many times through the years and received honest and professional service. I’m sorry to Kayla and Skylar for the loss of your grandfather who loved you very much.

  2. Lois Braman Edgar on November 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I graduated with Fred from Stanton Rural Agricultural School in 1960. Always enjoyed running into him and Betty at Turk Lake Bar and Restaurant during the car shows. Sympathies to his family.

  3. Marc and Maria Wymer on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. Fred always had a smile and usually a joke or two. He always made us laugh and we were lucky to have called him our friend. He will be missed but never forgotten. God bless.

  4. Shirley & Gordie Ewing on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

  5. LEWIS BORTON- on November 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Fred and I were friends for 50 years + will miss him.

  6. Carl Katterjohn Sr on December 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My sympathies to the Mann family. Fred was a good friend, fellow coworker and one of the good guys for many years. We will miss him.

  7. Margaret and Alvin Rush on December 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Our sympathies to the Mann family. Its sad to lose another classmate. I was a classmate in the class of 1960 from Stanton Rural Agricultural School in Stanton.
    Alvin and Margaret (Swartz) Rush

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