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Marian M. Ganser

October 1, 1941 — May 24, 2024

Topeka

Marian M. Ganser, age 82, of Topeka, KS, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Midland Hospice House.
She was born the daughter of Kenneth and Velma LaVaun (Banker) Molz on October 1, 1941, in Syracuse, KS. Marian met Michael J. Ganser at Valparaiso University, fell in love, and married Michael J. Ganser on December 29, 1962, in Syracuse, KS. Together, they shared 61 years of marriage.
In her early years, Marian worked as a draftsman at Vacublast in Abilene, Kansas while raising her five children. She and Michael raised the children with a deep devotion to God. Marian went back to college when the family moved to Topeka and earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Washburn University. While attending Washburn University, her dream of becoming an attorney became a reality in 1995 when she received her juris doctorate from Washburn Law. Marian’s field of interest was helping those struggling with their finances. She understood that each client was challenged with different situations, and she strived to be the best, compassionate lawyer to assist those in need practicing Bankruptcy Law. In her downtime, Marian enjoyed gardening, crocheting and painting. She would immerse herself in the outdoors by camping with Michael and the family and she enjoyed going hiking.
Her greatest love besides her family was her faith and devotion to God. She became a member of the Catholic Church in 1993. Her love of God brought her to make her Definitive Promise in the Secular Discalced Carmelite Order on July 12, 2007, in the community of St. Joseph and The Little Flower of Topeka, KS. Marian was a kind, generous, and deeply loved woman not only with her family but with her Carmelite Order.
Survivors include her beloved husband of the home, Michael Ganser; son, Paul Ganser; daughter, Michelle Lehmann and her husband Dr. Peter Lehmann; daughter, Elizabeth Gautreaux and her husband Shawn; and daughter, Sister Sarah Ganser of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, KS. Other survivors include seven cherished grandchildren, Dr. Hunter Lehmann and his wife, Dr. Kalila Lehmann, Dr. Delaney Lehmann, Collin Lehmann and his wife, Faith, Rachel Lehmann, Garrett Lehmann, Hannah Boudreaux and her husband, Reid, Rebekah Gautreaux; two great-grandchildren, Eliza Mae Lehmann and Lillian Noel Lehmann; as well as one sister, Patricia Crawford and her husband Harold.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, David Ganser (1999).
She will lie in state from 4:00-9:00 P.M., on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, with Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer followed by the rosary at 6:30 P.M., at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Topeka.
Memorial contributions can be made in Marian's memory to Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, P.O. Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.
To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit, www.brennanmathenafh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603.
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Visitation

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

4:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Brennan Mathena Funeral Home

800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

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Rosary

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brennan Mathena Funeral Home

800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church

1114 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS 66604

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Burial

Thursday, May 30, 2024

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