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.