Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner

  • Died: May 16, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Baumgartner was born on January 19, 1933, in Avilla, IN to the late Russell C. Hippenhammer and Ople M. Smith. She graduated from Avilla High School. After high school, she went to work for Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne. On June 22, 1952, she married Lowell Brown at Avilla United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death in 1995. After 25 years of service, she retired as an office assistant from Huntertown Elementary School. On September 25, 1999, she married Gilbert N. Baumgartner at Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. He also preceded her in death in 2008. Marilyn was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed golfing and bowling and playing on different leagues. She loved to spend time with her family, friends, and loved ones. Survivors include her 4 children; Sherry Ohlwine of Fort Wayne, Greg (Faun) Brown of Shipshewana, Scott (Laura) Brown and Randy (Teresa) Brown both of Fort Wayne, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Marilyn was also preceded in death by her grandchildren; Carrie and Casey Brown, and siblings; Dick and Dean Hippenhammer and Janet Meyer. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10am at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park. Officiating the services will be Pastor Fred Baughman. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Condolences to Marilyn's and Gil's Family. I have been to Gil and Marilyn's many times over the year.. Sorry to read about her passing

Posted by JIm Catanzaro - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   May 21, 2019

I want to let everyone know they have my deepest sympathies on the loss of Marilyn.
I am her former Sister-In-law... Lowell was the brother of Paul. He was my first husband. We had 5 children. Brad, Brian, Brenda, Brandy and Brandon.
I am letting them all know and will place the notice on my Facebook page.
I have had no contact,,, since 1984 but I still have many memories from 1956 on.
I know she will be missed very much. So glad to hear she loved golf and bowling and enjoyed many friends.
If any want to contact me or the kids?... we are all on Facebook.
Many photos are there and where they live.


Frances L. Bright

Posted by Frances L. Bright - Kendallville, IN - Acquaintance   May 20, 2019


Love you so much mom. Until we meet again❤ Laura

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2019


We will miss you aunt Marilyn ! May you now rest easy! We love you

Posted by Joann Sparkman - Laotto, IN   May 18, 2019

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