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Obituary of Todd Allan Garman
Todd Allan Garman, 55, of Belleville, KS, passed away on October 22, 2023, in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born March 22, 1968, in Manhattan, KS to Terry K. Garman and Carol A. (Roe) Garman. Todd was the eldest of 3 children.
Todd and his family moved to Scandia, Ks in 1979, where they established their roots, and where Todd grew into the guy we all knew, cherished, and loved so very much. Todd graduated Pike Valley High School in 1986, later attending Salina Technical College.
Following high school, Todd moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked for a Playground Construction Company. When the job slowed down in the off-season, he returned home to Scandia. Todd then became a CNA at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Belleville, Ks where his caring and compassionate nature made him greatly missed when he was given an opportunity to work in Agriculture. In 1997, he began his employment at United Grain as a bookkeeper, then later at Farmway Coop, he worked as a Dry Fertilizer Applicator for several years, until he was given the opportunity to become the Location Manager at the Belleville, Ks. Agronomy facility. When CVA purchased Farmway, he continued as the Location Manager, gaining 2 elevators to manage until September prior to his passing.
Todd also put in his time at the Family grocery store as a young man and later at the restaurant, TAG’S, which was opened in 2007.
Todd was united in marriage to Angie Duvall in 1990, later divorcing. With this union, they were blessed with 2 amazing daughters, Tia and Brittany.
Todd was united in marriage to Katherine (Mohler) Sjolander on April 7, 2019, after a 6 yr. courtship. With this marriage, Todd gained 4 stepsons, Michael, Wyatt, Conray, and Clancy.
Prior to Todd’s marriage to Katherine, he played a very important role, as a father figure to Brady and later a stepfather to Madison, Karlee, and Paige.
Todd had several passions in his life, from spending time with family and friends, all genre of music, self-taught guitar playing, hot rods, and motorcycles.
Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee Garman, and Glen and Verla Roe.
Todd is survived by his wife, Kathy Garman of Belleville, Ks.; his children: Tia (Brandon) Simmons of Scandia, Ks, Brittany Garman (Devin Kreie) of Courtland, Ks, Michael (Chelsey) Sjolander of Scandia, Ks, Wyatt (Brianna) Sjolander of Scandia, Ks, Conray (Mekenzie) Sjolander of Lovewell, Ks, Clancy (Holley) Sjolander of Belleville, Ks, Madison Parker, Karlee Willis, Paige Parker and Brady Billings; his grandchildren: Madilyn, Cooper, Lane, Lyndi, Josie, Tucker, and Laithan; his parents, Terry and Carol Garman of Scandia, Ks; one sister, Tracy (Mike) Larson; one brother, Troy (Renee) Garman of Scandia, Ks; his grandmother, Alma Garman of Smith Center, Ks; and nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3pm, Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the United Methodist Church, Scandia, Ks with Pastors Sandra Jellison-Knock and Kathy Aeillo, officiating. A fellowship will follow the service at the Church.
Family inurnment will be held, at a later date, at the Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, KS.
Friends may sign the register book prior to the services after 2:00 pm at the Scandia United Methodist Church on Sunday Nov. 5th.
Memorials are suggested to Cloud County Toy Run and Melanoma Cancer Research.
Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home of Belleville and Scandia, Ks is assisting the family with the arrangements.