Dr. Manheim was born on February 17, 1915 in Lissa, Poland. He died on April 21, 2005 at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He grew up in Berlin, Germany. He and his sister immigrated to the United States in 1937, but their parents died in the Holocaust. He met his wife while serving the U.S. Army in intelligence during World War II. Her name was Mie, Eliane (nee Housiaux), and he often accompanied her vocal recitals. His degrees were in music: Berlin University (B.Ed., 1936), Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (B.Mus., 1940; M.Mus., 1941) and Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University (D.F.A., 1950). He was a pianist and taught at IPFW from 1958 until his retirement December 31, 1982 as professor emeritus of French and Germanic languages.
Source: Obituary, Fort Wayne Newspapers, April 22, 2005.