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August 6, 2003
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Michael "Dude" Mann, 43 of Glouster, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born October 12, 1959, in Germany, he was the son of Lee and Gisela Boringer Mann of Georgia. Dude fought in Irag during Desert Storm Gulf War as an infantryman, and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. during his military career, he was a paratrooper, sniper and master gunner. After retiring from the Army, he attended Texas Central College, Columbus State and Hocking College. He had been the shooting sports director at Boy Scout Camp Seven Ranges, first aider at Chief Logan Boy Scout Camp and naturalist at Camp Ohio. He was a former assistant scoutmaster for Troop 98 of Gahanna. He was an avid musician, both singing and playing guitar.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dani Doran Mann of Glouster; and a daughter, Daisy Mann of Glouster. He was the well-loved son-in- law of Norm and Marian Doran; brother-in-law to Nan and Tom Wright, Mike Doran, Pat and Renee Doran, and Katey Powell; uncle to Casey, Kristen and Cuyler Wright, Marissa, Norman, Meggan and Holly Doran, Jennifer Utzinger, Annie and Roy Powell; and a special friend to "son" Evan Irwin. He also is survived by a sister, Heidi Elliott, and nieces, Trixie and Leean Elliott of Georgia, and a brother, Rick Mann of Germany.
Dude donated his body to the FBI Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at his residence, 10889 Dock 2 Road, Glouster. For information or directions, call Morrison Funeral Chapel Glouster-Bishopville at 767-4200.
Donations may be made in his name to a favorite charity.