Harold Henry Mann, 79, of Urbandale, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa. His funeral will be held at the Church on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Schmidt officiating. A luncheon will be held in the Church immediately following the funeral. Burial will follow in the McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale, Iowa.
Harold was born in Trenton, Iowa on December 22, 1938 to Eugene and Esther (Allred) Mann. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1957. After high school he attended Parsons College before transferring to AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. While attending AIB he met the love of his life, Karen Muhlenbruch. Following graduation, the couple married on February 25, 1961 in Latimer, Iowa. They resided in Des Moines until 1973 when they moved to Urbandale. Harold worked as a salesman for various companies over the years but since 1983 until his retirement in 2012 worked for the Brown National Lease Company in Des Moines selling truck leases. Harold was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Acanthus Masonic Lodge in Des Moines, and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona. Harold loved to spend time with his family, visiting with his costumers, working, spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, boating, and fishing.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife Karen Mann of Urbandale, IA; daughter Brenda Mann of Urbandale, IA; daughter-in-law Rita Mann of Chandler, AZ; granddaughter Nicole Mann of Chandler, AZ; brother Gerald (Deloris) Mann of Waukee, IA; sister Mary Jo (Lewis) Sloan of Ridgefield, CT; sister-in-law Gertrude Muhlenbruch of Grimes, IA; brother-in-law Dale Meyers of Polk City, IA; many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Craig Mann; sister-in law Alice Muhlenbruch and Laura Meyers; and brother-in-law Robert Muhlenbruch.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, or Za-Ga-Zig Children's Transportation Fund.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Polk City has been entrusted with the care of Harold and his family.
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Karen, Mary Jo and I are so sorry about Harold. Great guy who loved life and everyone around him. He provided a lot a great memories. Your Christmas parties for the water dept. were the best and he was a great host for sure. Give our condolences to Brenda as well.
Jim and Mary Jo.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Harold Mann. I got to know Harold when he was assigned to be our customer rep. through Brown NationaLease. It did not take long to realize he was a great guy! During this time I learned he too was a fellow Fairfield High School graduate. I know Harold is in an awesome place now and I offer prayers of healing to his family. Harold shall be greatly missed!
I first met Harold through my job with the Iowa Motor Truck Association. In all the years since, I don't remember him ever uttering an unkind word. I also can't recall an unkind word ever being said about Harold. When I think the Harold I knew, the best description I can think of is that he was a true gentleman.
Harold Mann taught me a lot about relationships, getting things done and being a great friend, we all will miss that guy. Rest in peace Harold!
It is a sad day! Harold was a good friend to all and a good guy. It brings back a lot of really good memories from high school.
Joel and Carol Johnson
Harold was a great guy and FHS classmate and friend. So sorry to learn of his death. Always remember his twinkling smile. My deepest sympathy to Karen and all of his family. I pray you feel God's loving strong arms holding you and that your many good memories will comfort you.
Harold was an amazing person. He will be missed. Karen and Brenda you both are in my thoughts and prayers.
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