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“I'm so sorry for your loss. Lots of good memories with all the Trahin families. I spent many times at Marilyn's visiting Karen who was a dear friend...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Gail (Williams) Schlatter - IN

“Dan, Rick, Tim, Bobby, Rod and families. You all have my very deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. I know the pain of losing a parent is...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Debi Kay (Stahlhut) Poyser - IN

“Our condolences to the family, Marilyn was a great joy to know, we had lots of fun together through the years we have known her, she will be missed...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Marilyn & Sharon Beam & Ahlersmeyer - IN

“Bob,My sincere condolences to you, your family, and your brothers. Losing a parent is not easy, but may God grant you peace during this difficult...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Greener - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bob, sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Prayers for you my friend. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tim & Loretta Madru - FL

“So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. Sympathies to the family. I have many fun memories w/Marilyn and pray the void the family is feeling by her...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Hagan - Vonore, TN - Friend

“So many memories in the last 59 years.We never lost contact.Shared happy and sad times together.This is a Lady that truly loved her family,a mountain...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Wilhelm - Ft Wayne, IN

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Marilyn was such a wonderful person and friend. We will always remember all the good times we had working with Marilyn...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Greg & Kathy Smith - IN

“I'm so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Praying for your family.Shelly (Lawrence) Roberson ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for the loss of a very dear lady. She was a joy to work with and shared a lot of fun times at the retirement dinners. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Tamme Blosser - Columbia City, IN

“Rick and Karen and Family, Our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Sincerely, Glenda and Dean Hill ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Glenda Hill - Fort Wayne, IN

“Condolences to the family, I worked with Marilyn for many years. Rest in Peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Glenda McCoy - Columbia City, IN

“Many prayers and thoughts with the whole family. In the short time that I have known 'Grandma' Trahin, I have found her to be a woman of great love....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Julianne Trahin - Family

Marilyn E. Trahin, 84, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Walter and Opal Bilcer. She graduated from North Side High School. She worked with United Technology in Columbia City for 18 years prior to retiring. Marilyn was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Arcola, Moose Lodge and the American Legion. Marilyn was very humble and gracious, along with the willingness to lend a hand to those in need. She enjoyed being social and entertaining her family and friends at her pool. Some of her hobbies were bowling, and of course playing with her pet dogs. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Dan (Brenda) Trahin of Fort Wayne, Richard (Karen) Trahin of Leo, John (Peggy) Trahin of Larwill, Robert (Cindy) Trahin of Columbia City, Tim Trahin, Rod (Kate) Trahin both of Fort Wayne;18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Brudi, grandson, Kevin Brudi, and brother, James Bilcer. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am, Monday, January 16, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola with calling one hour prior, Msgr. Tad Balinda officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm with a rosary service at 5:30 pm. Burial in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Indiana. The family would like to thank the staff at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla for their compassion and excellent care to their mother during her stay. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Whitley County, 951 S. Line Street Columbia City, Indiana 46725 or Masses at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Arcola. To sign the online guest book, go to