I am so sorry to see this.Please accept my condolences.He sounds like he was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.I wish I had known him.
(I hope I am not being insensitive but I wondered if I might ask a question:I may be related and I wonder if the family can be traced back to Poland?)
My best to you, Jan Peters
SPRINGFIELD - Emil Mantei, 63, of Springfield died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Heritage Manor.
He was born June 26, 1943, in Germany, the son of Ludwig and Else Folwerk Mantei. He married Lina Siebert in 1965.
Mr. Mantei was a physics professor for community colleges, including Richland Community College, for 25 years. He was a member of First Church of God.
Survivors: wife, Lina; two sons, Jeffrey Franklin (wife, Heide L.) Mantei of Warren, Mich., and David Sandburg Mantei of Belleville, Mich.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Milda Cline of Johnston City; brother, Adolf Mantei (companion, Linda Scherf) of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, First Church of God, the Rev. Jonathan Grubbs officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.