Flora “Marlene” (Kintz) Lohrbach, 88, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at home.
She was born March 24, 1933 in Amarillo, Texas, daughter of Ticie and Edith (Bly) Kintz. She moved to Topeka in 1937 and attended Topeka 501 Schools. She was a 1951 graduate of Topeka High School. She graduated from Washburn University with a BA in Business in 1955 and an Education Degree in 1967. She earned her Masters of Science in Special Education from Kansas State University in 1984.
Mrs. Lohrbach taught at Clarks Business School, Highland Community College, USD 340, Meriden for 10 years, NEKES Learning Disabilities for 13 years, also in Meriden, where she retired as faculty. She participated in the Rosewick Accordion Academy in Topeka and was a private Accordion instructor.
She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Topeka.
Marlene married Terrance “Terry” N. Lohrbach on November 18, 1955 in Topeka, Kansas. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2020. Survivors include five children, Jeanette Lohrbach of Topeka, Susan Danko and her husband Kevin of North Augusta, SC, Linda McCauley and her husband Roger of Topeka, James Lohrbach of Meriden, Joseph Lohrbach and his wife Lois of Meriden; five grandchildren, Heather and her husband Dustin Fett, Amanda and her husband Jason East, Terrance Joseph “TJ” Lohrbach, Daniel and his wife Audra Lohrbach, and Dustin Wade; four great grandchildren, Madison Butler, McKenzie Butler, Marissa East, and Ryan Marie Lohrbach; two step grandchildren, Stephen Danko and Bryan Danko; four step great grandchildren, Megan East, Madison East, MacKenzie East, and Chloe Fett; and one step great great grandchild, Everleigh East.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Pauline Matthews and Mable Roach; and her brother, James Kintz.
Marlene enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchild, teaching, art work, gardening and watching the PGA.
The family would like to thank all of the health care workers, hospice comfort caregivers, nurses, and doctors, and everyone who took great care of Marlene.
Marlene will lie in state at Parker Price Funeral Home Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Visitation with the family receiving friends will be held from
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A celebration of life will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Parker Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 4211 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, 66617.
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