In Memory of




Obituary for Charles "Tristan" Mancin

Charles “Tristan” Mancin, of Platte City Missouri, like his mother Lisa, whose love of life and his family didn’t come to an end with his death. Tristan passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023 at the tender age of 26 after a 21 year courageous battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was surrounded by family and friends who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives on their own terms and to the fullest. He was born on June 20, 1997, in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Dr. Mark Steven Mancin and Lisa Kay Mancin. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and upon graduation in 2010 was home schooled by his mother from 9th until 12th grade. Upon graduation in 2014 Tristan pursued his love of computers and art as he took a position doing graphic design and IT work for his father's company, Northland Dental, LLC and The Center for Dental & Facial Aesthetics where he continued to work until his passing. Tristan and his family lived in Kansas City, Missouri until 2007 when they moved to the beautiful countryside of Northern Platte County where he thrived and enjoyed all it had to offer. He loved the outdoors, animals, reptiles and insects. Every evening in the spring, summer and early fall he could be found sitting out on the deck surrounded by mandevilla and hibiscus plants overlooking the rolling fields, bee boxes and family garden. Tristan, also fondly referred to as “Tman”, “Bubbis” and “Bossaru, loved to visit the restaurants and eateries in the Kansas City metro. Each year he would compile a bucket list of places to visit and things he wanted to try and do. His knowledge of the world and all it had to offer was vast beyond his years. He was a human sponge when it came to information regarding virtually any topic. Frankly, Tristan was brilliant and one of his idols was the equally impressive Stephen Hawking who fought the crippling disease known as ALS for 55 years. Mr. Hawking became Tristan’s inspiration and motivation to defeat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Tristan took an interest in the video gaming world at the young age of 6 and by the age of 17 he was ranked #1 in the world in Pokemon. He was given the nickname “The King” and “The GOAT” by his gaming peers. He became an accomplished fantasy sports guru winning league championships in football, basketball, hockey and baseball. At one stretch he won 92 consecutive NBA Fantasy Sports games in a row. He loved his Mizzou Tigers, Kansas State Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia 76er’s, St. Louis Blues, Las Vegas Golden Knights and his favorite team without a doubt was his beloved Kansas City Chiefs. Tristan never missed a game and he had every statistic memorized and analyzed. He loved food and drink. The more bizarre the food the better. He was a sushi and wine connoisseur. A glass or two of red wine with his evening meal was a must and he reminded everyone the red wine was good for his heart because of the resveratrol contained within the grapes. Tristan was a night owl as many of our family and friends can attest to as they received emails and texts from him at 3 or 4 in the morning. Tristan was a kind, generous thoughtful soul as he could be found sending gifts to family and friends during the holidays and special occasions. He was a collector of virtually everything. You name it and he collected it. His room is a virtual museum as every square inch of his walls and shelf space contains placards, signs and artifacts. Tristan possessed incredible artistic talents. Despite being afflicted by the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy he discovered a way to express himself and his feelings through the lens of art. He founded Bossaru’s Art Museum where he proudly displayed and sold his digital artwork. Tristan sold several hundred pieces of his artwork over his young artistic career and gave away just as many to friends and family. He was influenced by a prominent YouTuber and developed his name and branding of Bossaru. Bossaru became Tristan’s call sign and gamer tag name and from there it evolved and took on a life of its own as his Bossaru name and logo became synonymous with him. One of Tristan’s final requests was to have Bossaru officially added to his legal name. He lived life on his own terms and was always involved in all of his medical and health care decisions. He researched everything down to the last minute detail and then like any good scientist he would reveal his findings and provide his analysis and decision. Like his idol Stephen Hawking, Tristan was always ahead of everyone else when it came to virtually anything and everything. He possessed and incredible mind and spirit and he refused to let the disease that stole his ability to walk, run, move his arms and legs and breathe on his own to prevent him from doing the things he loved and cherished. He was a fighter. He was the ultimate warrior. One of his favorite quotes was, “Harder, Better, Faster Stronger”. It was also inscribed on his right leg in the form of a tattoo or body art as he so fondly referred to it.
Charles Tristan Mancin fought the insidious disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy for 21 years like the warrior he was. We are all saddened yet happy. Sad knowing we are going to miss virtually everything and every moment each of us spent with him. But we are all happy knowing he has been reunited with his mother, Lisa and it was a beautiful, glorious sight to behold. Tristan is now free of the pain, he is running like the wind and is breathing heavens fresh air without the assistance of a breathing machine. He is free at last and knowing this gives all of us who knew and loved him great peace. Tristan was preceded in death by his mother Lisa Kay “CeCe” Mancin , Grandfather, Dr. Charles “Bud” Kramer, Grandfather, Charles Joseph Mancin, Grandmother, Joan Elaine Strychalski, Grandmother, Marilyn Lorene Mancin, and Aunt, Jodie Lear (Mancin). He is survived by his father, Dr. Mark Steven Mancin of Platte City, Missouri; Brother, Dr. Andrew Steven Mancin (Fiance Dr. Jessica Ellis) of Lees Summit, Missouri; Sister, Jordan “Rosie” Mancin of Platte City, Missouri. He is also survived by his Grandmother, Velta Rose Kramer of Manhattan, Kansas and his Aunt, Lou Ann Claassen and Uncle, Dr. Dale Claassen of Manhattan, Kansas. Other surviving members include his Aunt, Michelle Bedrock and Uncle, Dr. Roy Bedrock of Treasure Island, Florida; Uncle, Mike Mancin (Wife, Charlotte) Houston, Texas; Aunt, Tracy Jo Schroeder and Uncle Chris Schroeder of Deephaven, Minnesota; Aunt, Tina Mancin of St. Charles, Missouri; He is also survived by numerous cousins located in Texas, Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas. In lieu of sending flowers, please send donations to The Tristan Mancin Cure Duchenne Foundation c/o Dr. Mark S. Mancin 7229 N. Oak Trafficway Gladstone, MO 64118. A visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2024 at XII Apostles Catholic Church of Platte City, Missouri. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2024 at XII Apostles Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lansing, Kansas.