Joe, age 32 of Clarksville passed away at his home on July 13, 2015.
Born July 6, 1983, in Iowa City, Iowa, he is the son of Gary & Julie McNamara Mann of Lebanon. He grew up to be a fine young man in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Along with his family, Joe was influenced by his membership in Boy Scouts, Kennedy High School Band, and his military career. He rose to the rank of Eagle Scout and after graduating high school in 2001, he enlisted in the U. S. Army. Signing on prior to 9/11, he was stationed at Fort Knox, Fort Polk, Fort Riley, and Fort Campbell. Joe was deployed for three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in December 2013, after becoming disabled on his last deployment.
Joe had a lifelong passion for mechanics and lived that passion to the fullest. He was a military mechanic and continued that profession as a civilian. On May 18, 2011, he married Mindy L. Moss in Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by grandparents Leroy & Selma Mann, uncle Larry Mann, and aunt Cheryl Mann.
He is survived by his wife Mindy and his children, Caila, Larry & Wyatt of Clarksville; parents, Gary & Julie Mann of Lebanon; two sisters & brothers-in-law, Audrey & Jacques Broodryk and their children Chloe & Ella all of Pompano Beach, Fl; Sally & Buddy Dodd and their children Karrington, John & Anna all of Lebanon; grandparents, Eugene & Alma McNamara of Cedar Rapids, IA; aunts & uncles, Tom & Carol McNamara, Jan & Jeff Smith, Susan & Tom Krecji all of Cedar Rapids, IA; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Justin Andrews of Council Bluffs, IA; Michael Melson of Cedar Rapids, IA & Alison Andrews of Omaha, NE; in-laws, Kristan & Bob Connolly of Council Bluffs and Howard Andrews of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandmother-in-law, Carol Toyne of Omaha, NE; numerous great aunts, cousins scattered all across the United States.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon in charge of local arrangements. (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com