Michael David Mann, 44 of Durand passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Chippewa Valley Hospital.

Michael was born on August 17, 1973 to Jerome and LaDonna (Berg) Mann in Eau Claire.  Michael “Mike” grew up in Rock Falls, Wisconsin.  He attended Durand High School and graduated in 1991.  Michael joined the US Navy in his junior year of high school and went to Great Lakes to start his Naval training.  He was a Boiler Technician for 7 years in the Navy.  He married Sheila Schmitt in 1991 and they later divorced.  They had twin sons that were the joy and pride in his life.  Michael worked in North Dakota most of his life in the oil industry.  He returned to his home state several years ago in Wisconsin.

Michael loved his family deeply and his aunts and uncles meant so much to him.  He also had a deep love for his friends.  He had a very loving heart and was accomplished in everything he did.  Michael always strived to give it his all throughout his whole life.  He accomplished every goal he set out to do.  He was a veteran, a father, a husband, and a man of immense pride.  His life was full, but ended too soon.  He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Michael is survived by his twin boys, Christopher Michael Mann and Anthony Jerome Mann; his mother, LaDonna Mann; sister, Jody (John) Mann; grandmother, Ethel Mann; niece, Jasmine Bloodworth and brother-in-law Charles Bloodworth; godmother, Kathy Frey; uncles, Vern Berg, Terry Mann, and Eugene (Carolyn) Mann, and Jim (Nanci) Mann; aunts, Sandy Nelson, Maxine Mann, and Yvonne (Jerry) LaRock; and lifelong friend, Kandi Burchett.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Mann; maternal grandparents, Bennie and Velma Berg; paternal grandfather, Alvin Mann; Godfather, Terry Frey; great-grandparents and many of their children; aunt, Pam Mann; and many other relatives. 

Funeral services will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Hoekstra officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Rock Falls Cemetery following the service.  American Legion Post 53 will be preforming Military Honors.


  1. LaDonna, was so sorry to see this. Heartfelt Sympathy for the loss of your Son,Michael. Thinking of you during this sad time and sending you Peace, Love and many Hugs. God give you the strength now and the days ahead. Prayers for you ??

  2. Boys, I can’t tell you how sorry I am to see this. Listening to Mike talk about you boys left no question about how much he loved you both. I have as much respect for Mike as possible. Hard working, caring, and HILARIOUS are just a few things I’ll always remember about him. Never a boring second with him around, and you boys carry so many of those same traits that you can proudly say you got from him. Great guy, loved and will be missed. I’m devastated we didn’t get together as we had planned since I moved to MN. I’ll see you both soon, and will pray daily.

  3. just heard about mike, had a lot of good times with him, a few beers at the SST and few road trips on the bikes, all the way from great falls to glendive on the 4th of july in freezing rain and snow, mike has a lot of friends in and around glendive, were all going to miss him.

  4. I have many childhood memories of Mike. He was always laughing and smiling. My sincere sympathy on your loss. You are in my prayers.

  5. So sorry for your loss. I knew Mike from the oilfield in ND when I still was a hand on a service rig. He was a good and hard working man. He will definitely be missed by all that knew him.

  6. I am deeply saddened to learn the news of Mike’s passing. No words will ever suffice the loss of a loved one; especially someone who was so kind hearted and memorable. Two things he always spoke with highest regards to; his time in the service, and his two boys. He will never be forgotten and forever missed!!!!

  7. Chris and Anthony I’m so sorry to hear about your father. Mike was a caring man.. his smile would light up a room.. I will never forget him.. sending prayers for healing during this hard time.

  8. My goodness, what a loss! I often remember Mike (especially anytime I see a sailor), but most often in childhood memories. Mike was always a lot of fun. It’s a shock to imagine the world without his spirit. My heart grieves with you all and my prayers are with you.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Words can never express the good times I remember of him! You came to our place branding and we all had such a great time! Your Dad will be remembered well, RIP MIKE

  10. From kindergarten to Senior year, I feel blessed to have know him. His sense of humor and smile will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his boys, Ladonna, Jody and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Mike was an amazing person. Fun to be around and made me laugh so hard my cheeks would hurt.
    I hope he is at peace. I will miss him.

  12. Christopher-Anthony & Family-

    So very sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. He was very kind. My condolences and prayers are with you all.

  13. Memories of playing alongside Mike on the football field are ones I will never forget. I was so very sorry to hear of his passing. My sincerest condolences to his family.

  14. Ladonna and family so sorry for the loss of Mike he was a very nice guy to be around he always had a smile for anyone and would always help you when you. needed a friend I’ll miss him Jodie I know he love you a lot and his family I’ll keep you all in my prayers

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