Robert Gilbert Mann, 76, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 11:38 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born on December 22, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Gilbert and Dorothy (Jacobsmeier) Mann. On September 11, 1971, he married Martha Jean Elliott in Monmouth, Illinois.
Bob is survived by his wife Jean of West Point; two sons: Jeff (Melissa) Mann of Marshalltown and Jason Mann of West Point; granddaughter: Peyton Mann of Marshalltown; two brothers: Steve (Patricia) Mann of Burlington and Tom (Linda) Mann of Monmouth; three sisters: Marcia Arango of Hollywood, Florida, Mary (Jim) Howard of Bumpass, Virginia and Dottie (Tony) Vonderhaar of Houghton. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law: Fernando Arango.
Bob was a graduate of St. John’s High School. He owned and operated Bob Mann Trucking for many years. Bob was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church where he had served on the parish council, West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668 and the West Point Knights of Columbus. He was a United States Navy veteran and served on the USS Boston during the Vietnam War. Bob enjoyed sports, bowling, working on his trucks and being with his granddaughter. He adored his granddaughter and grand-dogs.
His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Christian Wake service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2023, at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery with full military rites by the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668.
Memorials have been established in his memory for St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.