Jack Preston Mann, 76, a friend and loving family man passed away on May 19, 2010.

Jack Preston Mann, 76, a friend and loving family man passed away on May 19, 2010.

Jack was an educator and farmer and served as a minister in the Community of Christ church and at various times, as pastor for congregations in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as Storm Lake, Mallard, and Spirit Lake, Iowa. 

Jack enjoyed teaching and began his career in Quimby, Iowa, and taught in San Juan for three years before retiring in Emmetsburg, Iowa, after 30 years in the classroom.  He was an active Kiwanis club member for over 20 years and enjoyed fishing at any opportunity.

Jack was born July 3, 1933, in Lamoni, Iowa, and grew up in Soldier, Iowa.

Jack is preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Russell Mann and Duane Mann and his parents Cloyd and Eva Mann. 

He is survived by his spouse of 43 years, Janice Mann, his daughter, Lisa Serig and husband Craig of Lee’s Summit and son, Brian Mann and wife Skyla of Des Moines, Iowa.  He also had 5 grandchildren: Jessica and Miles Serig, Mariah, Carlyn, and Reagan Mann.

A memorial celebration is scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Heights Community of Christ church in Independence, Mo.