The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

June 6, 2014

Mark Warren Manitz

—   Mark Warren Manitz, age 62, of Wells, MN, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Danville Twp., Blue Earth Co., MN. Visitation will be Monday, June 9, 2014 from 4 - 7 PM at the Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN. Pastor Michael Mathews will officiate, and interment at the church cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Wells Color Guard.  Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN is in charge of arrangements.

 Mark is survived by his wife, Donna of Wells; 2 daughters, Kara (Steven) Tilseth of Hastings, MN, and Kellie (Erik) Determan of Mankato; 2 grandsons, Tyler Warmka, Lucas Determan, and step-grandson Benjamin Tilseth, who all knew him as Papa Mark, and one grandchild on the way; mother, Dorothy Nesius of Fort Myers, FL; 3 sisters, Hollis Loegering (Steve Hamburg) of Wells, Wendy Mizner of St. Cloud, MN, and Pamela (Paul) Strehlo of Cottage Grove; sister-in-law Betty (Chuck) Pagenkopf of Powersite, MO; brothers-in-law, Paul (Shelly) Voges of Janesville, MN, and Murlin Miller of Rochester, MN; father-in-law, Lyle Voges of Janesville, MN; close friend, Jim Butson of Wells; 9 step-siblings, Jim (Karen), Mark (Sharon), Brian (Laurie), and John (Denise) Nesius, Jean (Richard) Dusbabek, Lucy (Lenny) Myers, Annette (Jerry) Stubben, Paula (Bob) Lawler, and Mary (Brian) Sader; 21 nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins; and the family pet, Mitzi.

     He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Emil and Cora Jansen, Louis Jansen, and Charles and Ella Manitz; father, Harvey Manitz; mother-in-law Arlene Voges; sister-in-law, Joyce Miller; brother-in-law, Charles Loegering; step-father, Leo Nesius; step-brother David Nesius; his hunting dog, Haley and his faithful companion, Lily.

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