Marilyn L. Launer

  • Died: April 6, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marilyn L. Launer, 80, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. Mrs. Launer was born on May 26, 1938 in Columbus, IN to August and Florence Hoeltke. She graduated from Columbus High School. On September 20, 1959 she married Gerald R. Launer in Columbus, IN. Marilyn was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn, IN. She was caring, selfless, and loving. Survivors include her children; Beth (Jon) Zinnel of Kendallville and Tracy (Pam) Launer of Fort Wayne, grandchildren; Jeremy (Emily) Zinnel, Josh Zinnel, Jonathan Zinnel (Lynn Morrow), Rachel (Dan) Stabler, Matthew Hook, Alyssa (AJ) Klausing, and Kristina Launer, step-grandchild, Stephanie Wilson, great-grandchildren; Jacob Zinnel and Judah Zinnel, and sister, Becky (Don) Bozell. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Tammy Hook, grandson, Zachary Hook, and step-grandson, Josh Wilson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 3-7pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11am with calling one hour prior from 10-11am at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 7710 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Burial will take place at Concordia Cemetery Gardens in Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be directed to Parkview Cancer Institute or Trinity Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book, visit


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So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. Prayers for the family

Steve & Marna Davis

Posted by Marna Davis - HUNTERTOWN, IN - Acquaintance   April 10, 2019

So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was a wonderful friend, we did a lot together. We shared the same Birthday, and always tried to celebrate that day. Jenyce Grate

Posted by A friend   April 10, 2019

Marilyn was a very kind and caring person. In the thirty years that I knew her, we had many wonderful conversations which demonstrated what a good person she was. She will be missed.

Posted by Max Myers - Fort Wayne, IN   April 09, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Marilyn Launer. Her daughter, Tammy, was my best friend growing up and I have missed her dearly. My mom and I and Marilyn and Tammy would enjoy shopping and having lunch together. Marilyn was the sweetest, most kind lady you could ever meet. She will truly be missed. I wish I could be there in person for her funeral, but please know I will be thinking of you and will be keeping you in my prayers.

Posted by Carla Weddle - Olathe, KS - Family Friend   April 08, 2019

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