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Yvonne “Johnie” Mann, 87, of Merrill, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill.
She was born in Waupaca on August 23, 1929 to the late Arnold and Lucille (Smith) Johnson. She married William L. Mann on December 22, 1950. He preceded her in death.
Johnie graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a former member of the Board of Director’s; Bell Tower, Beta Sigma Phi,
Social Topics, Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the P.E.O. Chapter AA. She enjoyed caring for all kinds of wildlife, traveling, reading and playing cards.
Johnie is survived by her 5 sons, Rick (Ellen), Greg (Patricia), Todd, Kurt (Jill) and Scott (Karen); 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Liz) Johnson.
A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 300 Logan Street, Merrill, WI. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to the hour of services at the church.
The family requests that memorials be made in Johnie’s memory to the Lincoln County Humane Society, T.B. Scott Library or the charity of your choice.
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  1. Richard & Becky Flatau

    05/15/2017 at 3:50 pm

    We belatedly found out about the passing of “Johnnie.” We wanted to express our profound sympathy at the loss of your dear loved one. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. God bless you.
    Richard & Becky Flatau

  2. Brigid Flood

    05/15/2017 at 3:50 pm

    Sending my sympathy to the family for the loss of Johnie. I worked with her at the Health Department for years and remember her very fondly. She was an excellent home care nurse. We had many laughs and fun times through the years. God Bless.

  3. Lori & Eric Malm

    05/15/2017 at 3:50 pm

    We wanted to send our sincerely sympathy to all of the Mann families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care and God bless you all.

  4. Cindy Koehler

    05/15/2017 at 3:50 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you all with the passing of Grandma Johnie. I enjoyed getting to know her and the entire Scott Mann family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Although we will miss her we will have a reunion with her later in a much better place. Hugs to you all. As requested our family will make a donation to the Lincoln County Humane society in Grandma Johnie’s memory. Sincerely, Cindy Koehler

  5. sherry

    05/15/2017 at 3:50 pm

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers….Rest in peace, Johnie…we will miss your smile.

  6. Jane Klawitter

    05/15/2017 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Family,
    For over 50 years I have been one of the “Infamous Fawn Lake Girls” that have shared so many memories of women enjoying women. Johnnie always had a laugh, a wise story, an opinion , and tried to be serious while wearing that ridiculous wide-brimmed hat trimmed with campaign buttons, ribbons and “whatever else” ………….She was an excellent card player, and could take your money playing penny ante!!!! I smile to think of the stories she told about trying to keep you boys quiet during funeral visitations when you lived above Nick’s funeral home in Tomahawk.
    I wonder if she kept that hot pink baby doll nightgown? If you come across it, treat it gently. It made the trip to Fawn Lake every year.
    If there are Fawn Lake Photo’s you don’t care to keep, could you give them to Jan Zuiker? I have two albums, and I would welcome any of Johnnie’s additions. There are three of us left, and we still get together every year, and toast to the memory of our beloved friends. This year, the toast will be especially for Johnnie. She was loved.
    Jane Klawitter