Cover photo for Cleo Mann's Obituary
Cleo Mann Profile Photo
1942 Cleo 2022

Cleo Mann

September 4, 1942 — November 24, 2022

Elbow Lake

Cleo Mann, 80 died Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Maplewood Manor Assisted Living, in Elbow Lake, Minnesota.

Cleojeanne Katherine Mann was born on September 4, 1942, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota the daughter of Leonard and Darleen (Glasgow) Piekarski.  She was baptized and confirmed in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls.  Cleo attended the Fergus Falls Public School, graduating from Fergus Falls High School in 1960. 

 

On December 31, 1960, Cleo married Gordon Mann in Elbow Lake.  The couple made their first home in Elbow Lake, and a year and a half later, they moved to the family farm east of Elbow Lake where they raised their three children, Theresa, Carol and Jerry. In 2006, Gordon passed away, and in the fall of 2020, Cleo moved into the Maplewood Assisted Living.

 

Cleo was employed as a cook with the Home 20, worked ten years with the area Senior Nutrition Program, and then ten years with K-Mart in Fergus Falls. She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, and was an avid reader. She liked animals and had chickens, ducks, and adored her cats.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Elbow Lake and taught Release Time, was a volunteer with the Bargain Bazaar, and had been a 4-H Adult Leader. Cleo cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Cleo is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard & Darleen Piekarski; husband Gordon; brother Tom Piekarski; infant brother Christopher, and infant sister Maria.

 

Survivors include her three children Theresa Clark of Elbow Lake, Carol (Tim) Rossow of Clear Lake, SD, and Jerry (Becky) Mann of Elbow Lake; brothers Pete (Donna) Piekarski, and Jonathan (Brenda) Piekarski all of Fergus Falls; sixteen grandchildren Tathum (Amanda) Rossow, Timothy Rossow, Trevor Rossow, Taylor (McKenzie) Rossow, TJay Rossow, Tokina (Brad) McHarry, Tashara (Lance) Ditch, Tabitha (Danny) Rossow, Tiffany (Dana) Bindert, Twyla Rossow, Megan (Dieter) Strobel, Kari (Scott) Anderson, Monica (Michael) Cole, Tyler (Stephanie) Mann, Heidi Mann, Laura (Jack) Buendgen; and 28 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Elbow Lake Baptist Church.

 

Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 29 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake, and resuming one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Burial at Lawrence Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Wendell following the service.

 

Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake is assisting the family with arrangement.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cleo Mann, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Erickson-Smith - Elbow Lake

116 1st St NE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

7:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Erickson-Smith - Elbow Lake

116 1st St NE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Elbow Lake Baptist Church

11 3rd Ave SE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1549

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree