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Mann, Frederic Albert

December 3, 1931 –
 September 3, 2021


    Lisa Roes Karpos
    11 Sep 2021

    Sending love to all of you during this time. What a wonderful life your husband and father lived. Sincerely, Lisa Roes Karpos

    Angela Clingman
    11 Sep 2021

    Fred was and Wanda is some of the kindest and hospitable parents of any of my friends. I will always have a warm spot in my heart for you both. May God give you comfort during this time and know that you both touched many lives.

    Nancy (Mann) Kimbrell
    11 Sep 2021

    Words cannot express the impact this man had on my life. He molded my thinking and helped create some of my quirks & pet peeves, encouraged game playing, competitiveness, courage, integrity, let me qualify in SCUBA at 12, rigorously policed my grammar (even on the weekends,) supported my attending the Naval Academy and service-selecting the Marine Corps, embraced my boyfriends and fell in love with my husband. He was at his happiest in later years teaching grandkids to play games or to snow ski or hike trails in Colorado. Dad loved reading (history or adventure-thriller) and liked to discuss concepts of time travel. He was huge fan of big-band era music. As an electrical engineer, it was no surprise he had wired our family home so there were speakers in every room. He could toggle a few switches in the control closet and send the tv audio from Star Trek or tunes by Glenn Miller throughout the house.
    I feel extremely lucky to have had Fred Mann as my Dad, my advisor, my supporter, my friend

    Shelley LaMoure
    11 Sep 2021

    My dad and mom are waiting for you in heaven. Love to the family

    Amy & John Gilchrist
    12 Sep 2021

    What a wonderful remembrance of a lifr well lived. We hold your family in our prayers.

    Janis Doan
    13 Sep 2021

    I was lucky enough to meet Fred when I was his Guardian for his Honor Flight trip to Washington DC. What a blessing he was to me during this trip. I learned so much from him in just our short 2 days together. I knew from the beginning he was a deep thinker and an incredibly brilliant man. I was honored to meet his sweet family and fell in love with all of them. I will cherish my memories of Fred and our trip together for the length of my life. I was the lucky one……

    Nelsie Petersen
    13 Sep 2021

    We are sorry to lose Fred from our roster of friends at Highland Springs. We’ll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Wanda.

    Sandy Hill
    20 Sep 2021

    It is with a heavy heart that I hear of Fred’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Wanda and the rest of the family.

    3 Oct 2021

    I enjoyed meeting Fred on several occasions at his granddaughter’s theatre performances. Always a smile and energetic support of her endeavors.

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"Nothing prepares you for the grief you go through when losing a child. I called this funeral home at 2:00 am broken and could barely talk. The amount of compassion and empathy they showed me immediately let me know I found the right place to cremate my son. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, SINCERE concern, and commitment to making sure my son was honored in the most respectful way. I hope this Funeral home values her as much as my family and I do."
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"On behalf of my family, I wanted you to know how much we appreciate your handling of my husband's final arrangements. Wayne Baxter assisted & guided us through the entire process with such care & compassion. Don't know what we would have done without him! Sincerely, Colleen Elledge"
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"I can’t say enough about how helpful and professional Dusty Martin, the funeral director at the Aria Cremation location on NW Highway has been. From my initial call, he was kind and informative. My friend died at home while on hospice and she was picked up in about an hour after receiving the call from the hospice nurse. The person who arrived to pick her up was also very professional/respectful and allowed us to take as much time with her as we wished. When I met with Dusty the next day about arrangements, he explained the process and options available without being pushy or trying to “sell” extras. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and, for example, was careful to be certain I understood the cost of the obituary I wanted and offered some options for reducing that cost if I wished. When I stopped by for another reason and started talking about some of the problems I was having with the pictures and media I hoped to use at a memorial lunch I was planning, he not only listened patiently but offered technology advice and let me use his personal media player. I have had experience arranging cremations for four others using two other local companies, and this experience with Dusty at Aria has been by far the best one I have had."
Paula Barnes
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"My Daddy’s service and our family experience at Aria Northwest Highway was truly blessed. Funeral Director Dustin Martin is the kind of person that you would like to see on a more regular basis – but in his industry – you hope to not see him that often. That being said – THANK YOU DUSTIN for your unending kindness, compassion and friendship through the process. Meeting you and discussing Dallas History, Find A Grave and my Dad’s lifelong contributions to the great City of Dallas was simply wonderful! In memory of my dad James A. Dodd, Sr. – I want to personally thank you and let you know that you made everything better in that moment. Your calling to “Be There” is spot on. Aria has a one in a million guy in you! Bling Blinky of TEXAS Shout Out: God Bless You!!"

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