By Paul Schmitt
Former long-time Sturgeon Bay Alderman and Door County Board Supervisor Stephen Mann passed away at the age of 79 last Wednesday. Mann served as District 5 alderman in Sturgeon Bay from 1979 to 2011. Current District 5 alderperson Barb Allmann, who served with Mann on her first stint on the city council, remembers Mann fondly for his dedication to the city and his support in her recent election.
Mann, who also served on the Door County Board for District 11 from 2002 until 2004, was born in Illinois and moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1971 where he was a self-employed fiberglass manufacturer and the owner of SCM Plastics. Funeral services for Stephen Mann will be held on Wednesday evening at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. You can read Mann’s complete obituary below.
By Forbes Funeral Home
Stephen Clarke Mann, age 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
He was born on January 31, 1938 in Hinsdale, IL to the late Forrest Allen Mann and Sarah Louise Shewell. He was baptized in the Union Church of Hinsdale on August 4, 1938.
He attended Arizona State College and enlisted in the Air National Guard of Illinois on May 26, 1961. He completed training as a jet aircraft mechanic and was stationed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago until his honorable discharge on December 13th, 1966.
He married Dorothea Maria Nitschke on February 8, 1964 in Hinsdale, IL, where they resided for seven years before moving to Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Stephen was a self-employed fiberglass manufacturer and the owner of SCM Plastics. His company produced components for ice machines, aircraft, locomotives, turbines, and boat hulls.
Stephen served the city as the Alderman of District 5 for 26 nonconsecutive years spanning from 1979 to 2011. In addition, he served as the County Board Supervisor of District 11 from December 17, 2002 to April 19, 2004. He was the recipient of the Stewards of Safe Water Award, presented by the Wisconsin Water Association and Sturgeon Bay Utilities, a Community Service Award presented by Wisconsin Public Power Inc., and a certificate of appreciation for over twenty five years of service and dedication to the customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities.
Stephen is survived by wife, Dorothea, his 2 daughters, Margret (James) Coenen, Appleton, and Gwendolyn (Thomas) Bomann, Appleton, 3 sons, Stephen (Laura) Mann, Jr., Sturgeon Bay, Christopher (Jennifer) Mann, Grafton, and Father Quentin Mann, Baileys Harbor; twelve grandchildren, Lydia and Vivian Coenen; Blake, Forrest, and Evelyn Bomann; Nicholas (Kaitlyn), Stephanie, David, and Susannah Mann; Sarah, August, and Alyssa Mann; and one great-grandchild Olivia; 2 brothers, Forrest A. Mann Jr., and Frederick “Fred” Mann. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Mann.
Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. and at the funeral home on Thursday, July 6 from 10:00 a.m. until funeral services start at 11:00 a.m. Private burial services will be conducted at St. Joseph Cemetery immediately following the funeral.