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Marilyn J. Geise, 88, passed away on December 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 17, 1929, the daughter of the late John and Ethel Bender. Earlier in Marilyn's life she was a Red Hat Lady, and a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Her hobbies included bowling and playing bingo. She was a loyal follower of all of her children and grandchildren's sporting events and activities. Marilyn was also an avid Purdue fan. Surviving are her two daughters, Stephanie (Joe) Morthorst, and Kimberly Geise; two sons, Phillip (Deborah) Geise, and Jay (Nicole) Geise; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and brother, Phillip (Phyllis) Bender. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Geise; and siblings, Malcomb and Jack Bender. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30AM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4-8PM at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Burial will take place in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to Masses at the Cathedral.