Christopher Michael Mann, 87, of Mukwonago, passed peacefully on Feb. 7, 2018, at his home on Eagle Spring Lake, Waukesha County, surrounded by close friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Martina who passed away on April 1, 2014.

He will be forever remembered by his daughter Sonja and her husband Achim Gorsch; his grandchildren, Jonas, Julia, Samuel, and Maja Gorsch, Germany; his sister, Roswitha and her husband Michael Spence and their families in Great Britain and Australia, and forever cherished by his caregivers and many friends in the United States and worldwide.

Christopher was born on Nov. 13, 1930, in London, England to William and Liselotte Mann, where he grew up and lived until he traveled to Canada after receiving his teaching degree.

He traveled back to England and Germany where he met his wife Martina Voith. They married in Germany on Jan. 6, 1967, and moved to Forrest Row, England, where he taught at the Waldorf School.

Spending a few years in Dornach, Switzerland, as a tour manager prepared him for his venture to the United States where he and his wife Martina started a biodynamic community farm in East Troy. That led to the founding of Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, which is still providing education and research today.

He retired to his and his wife’s dream log cabin on Eagle Spring Lake in Waukesha County just a few years ago.

They enjoyed many long walks; boat rides and quiet sunsets on their deck overlooking the lake.

A funeral service was held Feb. 11 at Michael Fields Agriculture Institute, East Troy.

Memorial donations in memory of Christopher may be made to Christopher Mann Biodynamic Scholarship Fund at or Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

Legacy Funeral Services, East Troy, has the honor of serving the family.


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