Stanley Linden Mann, 69, of Ellery

Stanley Linden Mann passed from this life to the next on June 23 at his home in Ellery.  Stan the Mann was born on his brother Ron’s tenth birthday, June 27, 1950 in Ellery.  Stan grew up on the family farm with parents Virgil and MaryAnn (Shepard) Mann and brothers Ray, Ron, Steve and Mike Mann.  

Stan enjoyed living on the farm, but didn’t want to make his living as a farmer.

Stan and Shirley King Mann were married in the Little Prairie Christian Church in Albion on Sept. 11, 1971 and to this union were born 3 sons, Jacob, John and James.  

Stan was born an engineer, but the University of Illinois made it official in June of 1972. Stan’s work experience carried him from Milwaukee, Wis., York, Penn., Chambersburg, Penn., and lastly, working for Flanders Electric in Evansville, Ind.

He was a design engineer of motor controls. His designs are in naval ships’ RADAR systems to make them steady in stormy or calm seas; bread factories to make golden potato rolls; plastic container manufacturing for apple sauce; printing newspapers; turn-table stages for rock-n-roll shows and mining coal in the mountains of Montana.  He loved being a problem solver and he loved being an engineer, but he would tell you that foremost he loved God, his wife, his sons and friends. Stan was a member of the Little Prairie Christian Church in Albion, Edwards County Sportsman Club and was an amateur pilot. 

Stan is survived by his wife Shirley; two sons,  Jacob (Melissa) Mann of Nashville, Tenn. and James (Megan) Mann of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter-in-law, Heather Mann of Johnson City, Tenn.; three brothers, Mike (Lois) Mann of Ellery, Steven Mann of Olney and Ron (Marilyn) Mann of Albion; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Carter and Mason of Nashville, Tenn., Fiona and Virgil of Albuquerque, N.M. and Jonathan and Hanna of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Nina Mann of Albion and multiple nieces and nephews. Preceding Stan in death were his parents, Virgil and MaryAnn Mann; son, John S. Mann; brother, Ray Mann and sister in-law, LaDonna Mann.

A graveside service was held on Friday, June 26 at Little Prairie Cemetery west of Albion, with Pastor Tom Cater officiating. Memorials can be made to the Little Prairie Christian Church or to the Wounded Warrior Project and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion which are in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences and fond memories can be left for the family at