Christopher “Chris” Mangis

December 14, 2017

Christopher “Chris” Mangis, 61, of Frankfort, Ind. died December 14, 2017 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital.  Born December 1, 1956 in Lima, OH to Donald Lee Mangis and Esther LouNella (Donoho) Heise.  He was raised by Lou and John Heise.  He married Mary Ann Losey on June 2, 1985 and she survives.

Chris is a 1974 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and completed two years of computer programming at Indiana Business College.  He worked for over 20 years for UN Rohn in Frankfort, 5 years at Cover IT in Connecticut and retired from Dynamic Metals in New Jersey in August, 2013 where he was a Steel Tube Mill Manager.  He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and New Life in Christ Ministries both in Frankfort.  He loved music, especially “Classic Rock” and played the guitar, harmonica, and piano.  He also loved all animals and enjoyed gold prospecting.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2056 East Wabash Street, Frankfort or the New Life in Christ Ministries, 3000 East Wabash Street, Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind.  Visiting will be at 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 20th at the funeral home.  Pastor Robert Palmer will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife, Mary are his Son:  Derrick A. Mangis of Frankfort; Aunts:  Sue (Kenny) Estes of Frankfort, Marian Grobe of San Diego, CA, and Sarah Fudge of Denver, CO, Ann (Bud) Ottinger of Frankfort, and Lois (Jim) Buck of Lafayette;  Uncle:  Ronnie (Nancy) Donoho of Bull Head City, AZ;  Sisters-in-law:  Paige Heise of Texas and Cathy (Isaul) Martinez of Frankfort;  Brother-in-law:  Paul Douglass Losey of Frankfort;  Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his three parents and his brother:  John A. Heise.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Christopher “Chris” Mangis”

  1. Pam Brown December 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Me and Kevin are so sorry for you and Derrick. I’m sure he is soaring high with the angels and playing classic rock for all in heaven. Your in our thoughts and prayers. The earth has lost a great man, but heaven has gained!!

  2. Carol Thomas December 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    To a very good and caring person, RIP, you will be missed.

  3. Jeannie Crowder December 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Mary. You are in my prayers. Jeannie Gates Crowder

  4. Annette Parsons December 17, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    So sorry Mary…. just don’t know what to say. I’m shocked to hear this. My prayers are with you and your son.

  5. Carolé Reed Talbert December 17, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Dear Family, no words can mend you hearts but as time goes by you learn to “Live” on with the loss…Praise God he knew Jesus & his Salvation is secure in Him…In our Prayers for the long journey ahead…God be with you! Much Love in Jesus! ~Carolé Reed {Talbert}~ & Family: Robin & Joy Reed

  6. Davene Burris December 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Mary I’m so sorry for your loss. I know we haven’t seen each other in a while. But if you need anything please feel free to ask me. May God bless you and Derrick through these hard times. God bless you. Davene Burris

  7. Melinda Mast December 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Mary & Derrick, I can’t imagine the sorrow you both must be feeling. Chris & I knew each other most as kids, when I think of the best time I had as a child I always think of him and I playing in the old barn. We were cops & robbers cowboys & Indians. Many of us cousins lived in another world in that old hay mound. God bless you both & I will keep you in my prayers.

  8. Jo Ellen Myers December 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Mary – So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Derrick.

  9. Patti Crockett December 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Chris was a great guy and we will miss him. I pray God’s peace and comfort will be with your family during this time. I know Chris had a wonderful testimony and a strong faith in his Lord and is enjoying his reward in heaven.

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