Rev. Gordon A. Mann, 59, Evansville

Reverend Gordon A. Mann, 59, of Evansville died on Feb. 28, 2019, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Father Gordon Mann was a vibrant, faithful priest with a gentle heart filled with the love of Jesus. He served the people of the Diocese of Evansville faithfully for nearly 27 years. At the time of his death, Fr. Gordon was serving as associate pastor of St. Philip Parish in Posey County and Corpus Christi Parish in Evansville.

He was born in Evansville on May 30, 1959, to Carl W. Mann Sr., and the late Dolores (Therrien) Mann. He grew up as a member of Christ the King Parish in Evansville. He attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger ordained Father Mann to the priesthood on June 6, 1992.

His priestly assignments included associate pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Jasper, 1992; associate pastor, St. Simon Parish, Washington, 1994; administrator, St. Mary Parish, Washington, 1995; pastor St. Martin I Parish, Chrisney, 1995; moderator, St. Nicholas Parish, Santa Claus, 1995; Pastor, St. Wendel Parish, St. Wendel, 2000; pastor, St. Mary and St. Simon Parishes, Washington, 2004; pastor, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Washington, 2008; health leave, 2010; return to pastoral ministry as pastor, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Washington, 2011; Pastor, Sts. Mary & John Parish, Evansville, 2016; health leave, 2017; return to pastoral ministry as associate pastor, St. Philip Parish, Posey County, and Corpus Christi Parish, Evansville, 2018. He also  served as chaplain for the Indiana State Police.

Father Gordon is survived by his father, Carl W. Mann, Sr; sisters, Melanie (Brad) Holmes of Fort Branch,  Michelle (David) Tenbarge of Evansville and Susanne (David) Walters of North Port, Florida, and brothers, Carl W. (Merlene) Mann, II of Newburgh, Kimberly (Dianne) Mann of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Miles (Andrea) Mann of Evansville. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. CST on Monday, March 4, 2019, at St. Philip Catholic Church, Bishop Joseph Siegel officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. CST until 6 p.m. CST on Sunday at St. Philip Catholic Church, 3500 S. St. Philip Road, Mt. Vernon, IN, where there will be a memorial service conducted by the church at 6 p.m.. Friends may also visit with the family from 9 a.m. CST until service time on Monday at St. Philip Church.

A luncheon at St. Philip Church will follow entombment.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the Diocese of Evansville for vocations to the priesthood and for the education of seminarians.

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