Harold Mann, 81, of Constantine, passed away peacefully early Friday morning after a long illness at the Clare Bridge Brookside Senior Living Center in Portage. He was born on Aug. 10, 1929 in Constantine the son of Owen Dale and Helen E. (McKee) Mann.
Harold graduated from Constantine High School in 1948 and shortly after purchased his first farm. He attended M.S.U. to become a certified dairy tester for dairy farms in several counties. He later worked for C & J Commercial Trucking Company, driving car haulers. He bought additional farms and eventually specialized in planting seed corn for Pioneer Seed Co. and Select Seed Co.
Harold owned and operated Trio Trucking Inc. hauling many aggregate materials as well as heavy equipment. Harold very much enjoyed working and helping people. He had many hobbies including square dancing, driving his antique cars, playing euchre with friends and co-workers, and traveling.
Harold attended both the Congregational Church of Constantine and later the Center Park United Methodist Church of Three Rivers. He was also a member of the Constantine Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Mann was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jean Dickinson; two uncles, Mr. Warren (Betty) McKee and Dr. Ralph (Jeriene) McKee.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving, wife, Marie (McDonald) Mann of Constantine, whom he married on Oct. 24, 1994; three children, Karen (Mann-Herber) Heimann of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Dennis (Penny) Mann of Eaton Rapids and Kathy (Ben) Zimont of Plainwell; six grandchildren, Katie, Julia and Evan Mann, Allison and Megan Zimont, and Abagael Heimann; two sisters, Madelyn (LeRoy) Leister and Alice (Royce) Jacobs; one brother, Dale (Elizabeth-Richmond) Mann; step-daughter, Susan Kizer and her son Max Kuhnle; and two special friends, Terry Jacobs and Phil Hoffine.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial service at noon on Wednesday, March 2, at the Hohner Funeral Home with Rev. Lyne Stull-Lipps and Rev. John Moore officiating.
Memorials may be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital. Envelopes available at the funeral home.