Marilyn L. Ahlbrand, 82, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 15, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband of 60 years and her daughters. She was a resident of Naples, Florida.
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Born Oct. 14, 1931, she was the daughter of Margaret and William Weber, who preceded her in death, as did her brother, Bill Weber, and her son, Mark William Ahlbrand.
Marilyn was born in Camden, New Jersey, and lived there before moving with her family to Indiana. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated with bachelor of science and registered nursing degrees. She was a pediatric nurse at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
She lived most of her life in Fort Wayne, where she and her family were members of Holy Cross Lutheran, Epiphany and St. Paul's Lutheran churches. She enjoyed working as a Red Cross volunteer nurse and as a hospice volunteer. She and her husband moved permanently to Florida in 2002, where they were members of Faith Lutheran Church. She was active with the Women of Faith and in the church choir.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Roland "Bud" Ahlbrand; two daughters, Linda (Dave) Keller of Greenwood Village, Colorado, and Lisa (Dave) Twadell of Fort Myers, Florida; seven grandchildren, Erik and Allison Ahlbrand, Margaret, Kathryn and Bertwin Keller, and Alex and Sara Twadell; and many new and longstanding friends.
A funeral service was conducted at Faith Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida, on Saturday.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour, with the Rev. Philip Bloch officiating.
Donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Naples or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, where she was married on June 19, 1954.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
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Published in Tribune from June 23 to July 3, 2014