Bob Lewis Mann, 85, of Brady, Nebraska, died November 2, 2017 at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation in Cozad, NE.
Bob was born December 13, 1931 in Gothenburg, NE, 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 Guards 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, CO; Keifer (Sarah) Burke of Brady, Sawyer (Kylee) Burke of Kansas City, MO, Maggie Burke (Taylor Staggs) of Lincoln and 24 Great Grandchildren with the 25th due in January, brothers Dave (Jody) Mann of Jeffrey Lake, and Dale (Patty) Mann of Hastings, sister Francis (Tim) McClellen of Gothenburg.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth Mann , brothers Don Mann, twin brother Bill Mann, sisters Adeline Schabrum and Annette Ostrom.
Memorial Services will be held at Maxwell First Baptist Church, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10:30 am with Pastor Robert Litzenberger.
Inurnment will follow in the Brady Cemetery, Brady, NE.
It is the family's wish that in lieu of flowers memorials be designated to the Alzheimer’s Association, or the Brady/ Gothenburg Ministerial Association.