Johannes "John" Mannikus, Jr.

Johannes "John"  Mannikus, Jr., 70 of  Huddleston, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the VA Medical Center.  He was born on Wednesday, December 4, 1946 in Offenbach, Germany, a son of the late Johannes Mannikus, Sr. and Tatjana Magi Mannikus. 

He was a retired truck driver, a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and a proud veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam. 

He is survived by his daughters, Rachel Mannikus & husband, William Meyer of Huddleston, Gretchen Mannikus of Mississippi; his adopted daughters, Kimberly Van Arsdale of Huddleston, Cindy Nieto of Toms River, NJ; his brother, Uku Mannikus of Jackson, NJ; his sister, Marina Carcich of Toms River, NJ; his granddaughter & only grandchild, Summer Mannikus of Huddleston; his godson & nephew, Eric Mannikus of Manchester, NJ as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many four legged children.  

The family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Resurrection Catholic Church and a funeral mass will follow at 11:00 AM with military rites by Altavista Post 36 and Gretna Post 232 following the mass.  A reception will follow in the church social hall.  Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.