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Marlene J. Ganson

November 10, 1934 February 24, 2014
Marlene J. Ganson
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Obituary for Marlene J. Ganson

Marlene J. Ganson, 79, of Peoria passed away at 9:55 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at UnityPoint - Methodist. She was born November 10, 1934, in Creve Coeur, IL, to August and Elna May (Holocker) Vogel. Marlene is survived by two sons, Robert (Donna) Ganson of Washburn, WI, and Brian (Tonya) Ganson of West Peoria; one daughter, Shelly (Eric) Martin of Washington; four grandchildren; and a step-mother, Dorothy (George) Evans of East Peoria. She was a graduate of Pekin High School in 1952 and used to sing and play guitar at area nursing homes. She also baked cookies for her boys in Firehouse 13 in Peoria. She was a member of Bradley Epworth Methodist Church and Cursillo. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Deacon John Skender officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home and 30 minutes before services on Friday. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Memorials are to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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