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John Marmon John Micheal Marmon, 63, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

John was born October 22, 1954, to John and Rita Luquinn Holloran Marmon in Garnett, Kansas.

He attended Holy Angels Grade School and Garnett High School. John graduated from Allen County Community College and Baker University with degrees in law enforcement and business.

John and his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Blaufuss, were married on June 7, 1975, at Holy Angels Church and resided in Garnett until 1980. He was a city police officer in Garnett until 1980 when he joined the Kansas Highway Patrol and was stationed in Emporia. In 2001 John was promoted and moved to Topeka. He remained on the Highway Patrol and began the first narcotics dog program in the state of Kansas. He retired as a Lieutenant in 2007 after 27 years of service. John was hired as the Emergency Manager for the KU campuses and worked there until his disease forced him to retire. He participated in numerous Parkinson's related studies for KUMC.

John had four children, Erin Marmon, Ben Marmon (Margo) of Gardner, Lindsay Marmon McCullah (Jacob) of Topeka and Gabrielle Marmon of Lawrence. Erin Elizabeth preceded him in death on August 10, 2012. His wife, Elizabeth, of the home, and his three sisters, Becky Hiles of Garnett, Milissa Marmon of Eugene, Oregon and Stephanie Culp of Lawrence survive. John's brother Jeff, and his parents also preceded him in death. John was grandfather to eight grandchildren, Lucas, Lauren, Logan and Laylah McCullah, Arthur, Elias, Everleigh and Hadleigh Marmon.

John was active in the Knights of Columbus Council No. 8411 and the James w. Gibbons Fourth Degree Assembly, Trooper's Association and numerous missions to other states and countries. He was sent as emergency manager to numerous disasters including, Katrina, Greensburg, Independence and others. John taught emergency management classed at KU and for Barton County College and won awards for his dynamic instruction. He participated in Bike Across Kansas and in numerous foot races for the Kansas Trooper's Association.

John's family will greet friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614, where the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Chalice Ceremony will take place followed by the rosary.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. at Holy Angels Cemetery, Garnett KS

Memorial contributions are suggested to Let's Help and Great Lakes Caring Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2018
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