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Elmer Mannen

Born: Sun., Jan. 11, 1931
Died: Thu., Sep. 12, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 20, 2019
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Sep. 20, 2019
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

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Elmer Mannen, age 88 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  


He was born on January 11, 1931 in Montrose, MO to Lawrence and Flossie Mannen, both of whom preceded him in death.


On May 20, 1953, he married the love of his life, Pauline Mannen, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2010. 


Elmer is survived by his loving sons: Michael (Kaylynn) Mannen of Greenwood, IN, Terry (Kathleen) Mannen of Chesterton, IN, Timothy (Donna) Mannen of Chesterton, IN and Donald Mannen of Chesterton, IN; his grandchildren: Kelly Stewart, Brian Mannen, Curtis Mannen and Alex Mannen; and by his great-grandchildren: Stella Stewart and Matthew “Matty” Mannen.


He was also preceded in death by his brother, Louis Mannen. 


Elmer proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, and was a devoted member of Porter United Methodist Church.


Prior to his retirement, he was a skilled mechanic at Midwest Steel. 


He was also the Vice President of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, IN, and he was also a certified train conductor for their tours. Some of his favorite hobbies included model trains, gardening and camping. 


Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN with Pastor Liz Lahaie and Pastor G. Thomas Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. 


Memorial donations in honor of Elmer may be given to the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry: 801 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 or to the Hoosier Valley Railroad: 507 Mulberry St., North Judson, IN 46366.



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Mike & Heather Blankenship
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your dad. Very happy that he was able to join us at the reunion in July. May your many memories bring a smile to your face and comfort to your heart. Love, Mike, Heather, Bryce and Brannock

Heather Blankenship
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Blankenships, Rohauses .

Mary and Jerry Boyer
   Posted Thu September 19, 2019
We are very honored to have known Elmer. I really enjoyed the conversations with Elmer when he was in his garden or out in the yard when I was visiting Bill next door. Mary treasured growing up next door to Elmer & Paulene and thinks of them as family. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Mannen family. Please accept our
sincere condolences.

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