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Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Thursday December 19th, 2019
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Brooks Funeral Home
Thursday December 19th, 2019

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Friday December 20th, 2019

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Mary E. Mann


Mary E. Mann, 92, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND.

Mary Ester Machacek was born August 28, 1927, to Charles and Mary (Berger) Machacek of Dresden, ND. She was one of nine children born to Charles and Mary. Mary worked at a grocery store and restaurant in Langdon while attending high school. She graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in May of 1945 and then attended summer school at Valley City Teacher’s College. She taught in a country school near Wales for one year then went back to Valley City for summer school to continue her college education. She then taught school in Dresden for two years. On June 15, 1949, she married Tom Mann in the Holy Trinity Church in Dresden and became a farmer’s wife. She decided to quit teaching and raise a family. She became a loving mother to six children – five boys and one girl.

Mary enjoyed music and dancing and went to a lot of musical shows with her husband, Tom. They joined the Border Bells and Beaus Square Dancing Club in 1979. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Altar Society and a charter member of Langdon Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #3454. She liked cooking, baking, working outdoors, and visiting with family and friends. She especially liked Thanksgiving when all of her children and their families would come home.

Mary is survived by her husband, Tom, of Langdon; sons: Duane (Sherry) of East Bay – Devils Lake, ND, James (Brenda) of Williston, ND, Philip (Colleen) of Cicero, IN, Michael (Terrie) of Thompson, ND; daughter Mary Jane (Dan) Moravec of Wabasha, MN; daughter-in-law Monica “DeeDee” Mann of Fargo, ND; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother Jim (Marsha) Machacek; sisters-in-law Betsey Machacek and Elaine Machacek; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Charles; sisters: Lorraine Illerbrunn, Madeline Timian Rohde, Florence Davidson, Lucille Domres, Theresa Jurek; and brothers Donald “Mac” Machacek and Charles “Chuck” Machacek.

The family would like to thank Maple Manor Care Center for taking loving care of Mary.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday.

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So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I don't know if I ever saw her without a smile. She was a warm, kind person and I know will be missed greatly. My condolences to Tom and family.

Lynette Wiens Boese Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

To the family of Mary,
Tom & Mary were harvesting next to our folks land and Mary was hauling grain. Our mom Nina Berggren went over to the truck to visit with her and there was Mary darning socks while she waited in the truck for the hopper to get full on the combine. She was always busy. What a great farm wife!! Arden and I send our sympathy because we know how hard it is to lose a mother. God is with you and he will never fail you. Tom, we know how hard it is for you to lose a wife of 70 years. May God bless you all. Our dad, Arvid Berggren loved to go up town and have coffee with Tom. Tom was a good county commissioner
Much love, Enid Steinkuehler Berggren and Arden Berggren

Enid Berggren Steinkuehler Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

To our dear family while you celebrate the love, the memories, the promise, and the hope that this inspirational lady has left you with...we love you as you mourn her passing and celebrate the beautiful life she had. We will continue to pray for safe travel for all and for comfort at this time. Debbie Wright and all of your family in Kentucky

Debbie Wright Dec 19 2019 12:00 AM

Mary will be missed she was a lovely woman and my great aunt rip Mary jade til we meet again some day

Jademann Dec 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Mann

Mike Connor Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers sent to all of the family of Mary Mann. She was such an inspiration to all of our family always caring and loving

Lawrence And Marion Klein Family Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of the Mary Mann family at this time. Mary is at rest now. She will get to be with God and his son for Christmas.

Anna Valentine Spivey Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary was such a great lady with such a big heart. She was a very hard worker, hung sheets on the line, always had extra baked goods in the freezer to be prepared for company, her house was spotless. I recall fun times at their farm as a kid playing "outside" (too many of us cousins to be inside, haha). Prayers to Uncle Tommy and the rest of the family, such a tough loss and it makes it even tougher being it is so close to Christmas. We will miss you Aunt Mary. Nancy Machacek Ratzlaff

Nancy Ratzlaff Dec 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Mann

Agnes Beier Dec 16 2019 12:00 AM