Mariam E. Ganun

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, February 18, 1930
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Age:
89 years old

Visitation

Date: Wednesday July 31, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Thursday August 01, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday August 01, 2019
Time: 10:30 am

Location: Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery East

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, February 18, 1930
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Age:
89 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, February 18, 1930
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Age:
89 years old

Mariam E. Ganun

Mariam Elaine (Kelley) Ganun of Rochester, Minnesota, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 27, 2019.

Mariam was born on February 18, 1930, to Leland and Emily (Ford) Kelley, the third of six children, in Lenawee County, Michigan.   She graduated from Sand Creek High School in Sand Creek, Michigan, in 1948 and went to work as a seamstress at Richland Furs in Blissfield, Michigan.   She met her future husband, Gerald, through their sisters and went on to marry on October 27, 1951.  They settled in rural Blissfield and had three daughters (Gwendolyn, Gail, and Gay) and one son (Vail).  In 1969, the couple moved to rural Dover, Minnesota, where they farmed until 1981.  At that time, they moved to rural Rochester, Minnesota, and ran a dairy farm for many years.  Mariam spent her life as a homemaker and helper to her husband.  Mariam loved to dance.  She and her husband were long-time members of the Whitewater Whirlers Square Dance Club.

Mariam was preceded in death by her parents, one brother (Earl Kelley), three sisters (Venona Kelley Wegner, Ileen Kelley Abling, and Carolyn Kelley Gentz), her son, Vail Ganun and grandson, Brandon Ganun.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 68 years, Gerald Ganun and their beloved dog, Marley; three daughters, Gwendolyn (Tony) Haddad of Spring Valley, Minnesota, Gail (Jim) Prechel of Stewartville, Minnesota, and Gay (Leslie) Scharpen of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one sister, Nancy (Kelley) Eardley of Troy, Ohio.

The funeral service for Mariam E. Ganun will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at The Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Rochester with Pastor Bruce Fischer officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at The Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Rochester and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

The family requests memorials to Seasons Hospice of Rochester, Minnesota, or Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Rochester, Minnesota.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

Condolences

The family of Mariam E. Ganun has received the following condolences.

So sorry for your loss, Jim and Gail, and the rest of the family. I lost my parents this year as well so I feel your loss and pain. I remember you both well from Mayo Clinic in Arizona. God bless!

Hello Gail and your whole family. I was sorry to hear of the death of your mom. It has been a long time since I last saw her at Vail's funeral. My son, Justin, was quite young at the time and I remember her telling me to make sure I take the time to enjoy him growing up. The dishes and housework will always be there, but he will be gone soon enough (and he is now in Rapid City, SD). I took her advise and am glad I did! She was a special lady as you all know and you will miss her greatly. I lost my dad 11 years ago and something will come up that I wish he were here that I could ask him something, but it isn't possible. Their special memories will always be in our hearts!!!! God bless you all during this time and in the years to come!