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Obituary for John Urban Ganser

Our Lord gently embraced John and took him home on January 8, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Nancy (Holton) for 49 years of marriage. A loving and supportive father to his children: Paul (Gina), Patsy (Jay) Wojciechowski, Mark (Candice) and Anne (Eric) Markofski. Proud grandfather of Peter, Danielle and Anna Ganser; Josh, Luke and Marissa Wojciechowski; Alexis, Tony, John, Regan and Conor Ganser; and Will, Claire and Sam Markofski. Further survived by his brother Jim Ganser other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by parents Urban and Ruth Ganser and grandson Jack Thomas Wojciechowski. John proudly served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam War as crew chief on B-52s. Owner of Ganser Appraisal in West Allis for 44 years, John was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus #3095, City of Greenfield Planning Commission and President of the City’s Board of Review. Visitation, Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (12700 W. Howard Ave.) 2PM until Mass of Christian Burial at 5PM. Interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. The family would like to thank the entire Holton family, Fr. Joe and the parishioners of Elizabeth Ann Seton, numerous friends and relatives for their laughter, prayers and support. Thank you also to Dr. McGartland and Aurora at Home Hospice especially Kathy for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wounded Warriors Project and Wisconsin Pro-Life appreciated. John was known for his quick smile, comments and his hearty laugh. John loved people and loved life. He never met a stranger.

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

12700 West Howard Avenue
New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151

Mass of Christian Burial




5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

12700 West Howard Avenue
New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151

Cemetery Details


Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery

21731 Spring Street
Union Grove, WI 53182

Memorial Contribution

Wisconsin Pro Life Association

Wounded Warriors Project


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