On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Michael John Mannchen, passed away at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Mike retired as Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force after 27 years of service. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, graduating Magna Cum Laude from UMUC at the age of 50. At the age of 61, he retired yet again from his second career as the Senior Systems Engineer at Facchina Global Services. Within the community, he was very active in his church, Life Stream Church of the Nazarene, where he served as Treasurer and Sound Board Technician, among other roles. His passions included his wife, children, grandchildren, church family, and friends. He also loved being handy around the house, woodworking, music, and video editing. He watched a lot of MSNBC and was always ready for a spirited political discussion, regardless of whether or not it was invited. He was a lifelong flutist. As a young man he was a member of Sheboygan’s Wuerl band alongside his father. Later, he performed regularly at church, often playing duets with his son, whom he taught.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Marianne Mannchen and his sister, JoAnne Mannchen.
He is survived by his loving wife , Holly Mannchen; children – Scott (Stacey) Mannchen, and their children, Amber and Austin; Lindsay (Patrick) Cox, and their daughter Abigail; Garrett Mannchen; a brother – Steve (Nancy) Mannchen, and their children, Joseph and Julie
and other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, July 23, from 2pm – 4 pm and from 6 pm unitl time of Memorial Service 7 pm at LifeStream Church of the Nazarene, 5105 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, MD. Officiating Clergy: Pastor Steve Merki. Entombment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.