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Obituary: Patrick Vern Ganser

Patrick Vern Ganser of Chino Valley, Arizona, lost his battle to cancer on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. He died peacefully with his children and family members by his side.

Born in Mishawaka, Indiana, on May 27, 1936, Patrick graduated from Mishawaka High School then attended Florida State University on a football scholarship.

Patrick was married to Ednabelle Ganser for 54 years. She preceded him in death. He will be deeply missed by his children, Michael (Patti) DeFreeuw of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Patrick (Carol) Ganser of Espanola, New Mexico, Shannan Hersey and fiancé Devin Neill of Chino Valley; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Patrick grew up in a large, loving family. Siblings include Michael O'Reily (deceased), Richard C. Ganser (deceased), Betty Toothman of Phoenix, Arizona, James Ganser of Mishawaka, Indiana, Virginia Ganser (deceased), Mary Catherine Grossman of Peoria, Arizona and Barbara Jean Major of Phoenix, Arizona.

A private family memorial took place on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2015 in Phoenix. Chino Valley Funeral Home assisted the family. Information provided by survivors.

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