Richard ‘ Dick’ Mann

Sunrise, March 8, 1914 — Sunset, January 2, 2022

Richard ‘Dick’ Mann

Richard “Dick” Mann, age 107, of St. Paul, MN, passed away peacefully January 2, 2022 at Lilydale Senior Living. Dick was born on March 8, 1914, in St. Paul to Richard Madison Mann and Grace (Starks) Mann. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Laura Mae (Oliver), Helen (Galloway), Lucelia Jewell (Alexander), and Lucretia Pearl (Schofield); wives Mildred (Gibson) and Ann (Seymour); stepsons Jerry Thomas, Jr. and Dunbar Gibson, Jr.; and stepdaughter Sandra Bohanon (Gibson). 

He was survived by sons Richard (Peggy), Stephan (Terrell), and daughter Margo; grandchildren Laura (Daren), Julia (Theo), Stephan E., and Anne; and great-grandchildren Amira, Zara, Zoey, Kyah, and Sloan. Also included are many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dick was an active member of St. Phillips, now Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, serving as usher, junior warden, sexton, and repair volunteer. 

He was an entrepreneur, having had partnerships in the jazz club Treasure Inn in the late 1940s, and later in the 1950s a 3.2 beer bar, Chatsworth Inn, on Rondo Ave. in St. Paul until the construction of I-94. 

He worked more than 30 years for the U.S. Postal Service, which included work as the Main Post Office Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Counselor. He retired in 1983. He was also an avid golfer until age 102. 

He was active in community organizations such as the 40 Club, Hallie Q. Brown, the Sterling Club, and TSTC. His children recall many family fishing trips, as well as picnics with their cousins.

Depending on the COVID-19 protocol, a memorial service will be held at 11 am on March 12, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 60 Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.

Please check the church’s website at stjohnsstpaul.org for the latest COVID-19 protocol a few days before the scheduled memorial service. The service will be livestreamed from the church’s website.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Page Education Foundation at www.page-ed.org/donate. Use this url or otherwise select the donate button on the home page. On the donate page at the line reading, “Where would you like your donation to be designated?” Select “In Memory of Someone” and then enter “Richard Mann.” 

Otherwise, you can mail your check to: Page Education Foundation, PO Box 581254, Minneapolis, MN 55485.