Jerry R. Mann

Jerry R. Mann

September 4, 1949 – July 5, 2020


Jerry Ray Mann, 70 years old, of Bennington, NE, passed away quietly in his sleep on July 5th, 2020.  He was born to Lenora and Donald Mann, on September 4th, 1949 in Carbondale, Illinois.  Jerry graduated from Carbondale High School and received a football scholarship from Illinois State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Traffic Safety and an Associate Degree in Police Science.

He married the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1977, who survives him.  Jerry is also survived by his daughter, Nancy (husband J.D.); sons: Eric, Donnie (wife Amber) and David; as well as grandchildren: Jacob, Ben, Laura, Kellen, Deven, Max, Auggie, Desiree (Justin), Lacey (Ryan), and Chelsea (Jason); great-grandson, Nate; and brother, Tom Mann (Bette).

Jerry was known for his love of fishing, genealogy and his 45 years as a public servant.  He served 7 years as a police officer in Normal, Illinois, 28 years as a police officer in Council Bluffs, Iowa and finally 10 years as a corrections officer for the State of Iowa after retiring from the police department.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, July 10th from 12:00 Noon to 1pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE: at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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  • Brian Richwine Posted July 7, 2020 4:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Diane Richwine Osborne Posted July 7, 2020 4:25 pm

    Prayers of peace to the family and his family in Blue.

  • Brad Michael Posted July 7, 2020 4:44 pm

    So sorry to hear of his passing. I knew Jerry from his time as a CB Police officer. He was always pleasant to talk with and always so personable and professional. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Achenbach Posted July 8, 2020 8:54 am

    Our sincere condolences and may our prayers with you.

  • Celeen Linden Posted July 8, 2020 1:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Evelyn. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Ralph and Ruth ODonnell Posted July 8, 2020 3:40 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Jerry was a friend and a co worker. While we worked together on the Police Department he was the go to guy. If you wanted a job done and done right you would put Jerry in charge because he would do it. He will be missed, as I know he touched several lives in the positive.

  • Ron Cady Posted July 8, 2020 8:29 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Mann family in the loss of their loved one. Jerry represented himself well in all his endeavors. And in doing so made the world a better place

  • Ron Cady Posted July 8, 2020 8:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Mann family in the loss of their loved one. Farewell old friend.

  • Ginnie Land Posted July 9, 2020 6:08 am

    So sorry for your loss Evelyn, prayers of healing for you and your family.
    Mary Hagerman and Ginnie Land

  • Bobbi Nunn Posted July 9, 2020 5:49 pm

    I am so very sorry. I loved coaching Jerry. He was such a hard worker and so strong! All of us at Anytime Fitness in Bennington will miss him dearly! He was so loved by all of us!

  • Richard stehly Posted July 10, 2020 8:32 am

    Jerry wad a good friend and great co-worker. I learned a great deal from Jerry. Jerry will truly be missed.

  • Carol Denker Posted July 10, 2020 10:16 am

    My condolences to the Mann family. Jerry was one of the Good Guys. I so enjoyed him having lunch with “his harem” and listening to his stories. He will be missed by many people. R.I.P. Jerry.

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