Roy J. Ganske

Died: Mon., Dec. 28, 2020


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., May 28, 2021
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Fri., May 28, 2021
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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Roy J. Ganske, 89, died on December 28, 2020 from Covid-19.  A Celebration of Roy's Life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021 at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Roy was born in Montevideo, MN on November 15, 1931 to Emil and Ida Ganske.  Most of his school years were in Mankato with Roy graduating from Mankato High school in 1949.  After graduation, Roy started working at the Mankato Free Press as a printer.  He worked at the Free Press for 47 years.

He married Marlene Leuze on May 24, 1958 and they had four children. They were divorced in 1973 and he married Maxine Johnson in 1976. Roy was a very kind and thoughtful man and a very hard worker. He was always willing to fix the college girls’ bicycles in the neighborhood.

Roy was an exceptionally healthy diabetic. He got diabetes when he was 17 years old and when he died he was still in pretty good shape, except for his eyesight. He claimed he kept healthy because he played baseball, softball, golf, bowled and rode his bicycle.

Roy is survived by his wife Maxine, his daughters Gayla (Gayle) Kallevig and Connie (Phil) Kos and step children: Jill (Roger) Van Cleave, Janet (Dan) Workman, Lisa (Tony) Clubb, Jim (Roberta) Johnson and David (Shannon) Johnson; siblings Gene (Roberta) Ganske and Ardis Ganske; 12 grand children, 2 great grand children, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Michael, infant son Timmy; brothers Al, Dale and Jerry; and sister Verna Cole.

Roy’s family would like to give a special thank you to all those who cared for him at Oak Terrace.

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