Marilyn Joyce Gruenhagen
1934 - 2017
Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel - Speedway
4925 West 16th. Street
Speedway, IN
Marilyn Joyce (Brown) Gruenhagen

Marilyn was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, July 11th 2017. She was born in Hammond, Indiana to John and Velma Brown in 1934.  She graduated from Hammond High School, and earned her Associates Degree from Indiana University.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ted Gruenhagen, three children, Carol (Steve Trumbo), Tom (Stephanie), Richard (Britta), eight beloved grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

She was dedicated to serving the Lord with His gift of music as an organist and pianist at many churches throughout her life.  She was also a music instructor for many years and played with the Bangkok Symphony during her time in Thailand.  She is a long time member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and the family kindly requests that memorial gifts be given in her name to the Our Shepherd Lutheran School which she loved. 

Visitation will be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Avon IN on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.

Memories and condolences can be expressed to the family on her Guest Book at

Sincere and special thanks for the wonderful, loving care she received from the staff at the Brownsburg Healthcare Center.

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Published by The Indianapolis Star on Jul. 14, 2017.
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
, Avon, IN
Memorial service
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Sanctuary
, Avon, IN
Funeral services provided by:
Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel - Speedway
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To dear Ted and Family, thank you for letting me know about Marilyn's passing. We are so sorry for your loss.I have many good memories of our childhood together. God Bless you and your family.
Alice (Gussman) MacCartney and David
Alice MacCartney
July 28, 2017
We are so sorry to hear that you have lost the love of your life. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and the family. We do so wish we could be there for the funeral, but we will be in Ohio that day. Wanted to be able to greet the "kids" too as they were best buds with ours through the years. Loving you all.
Phyllis and Don Laskowski
July 15, 2017
Tom (and family),
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
All the best,
Scott & Ruth Larsen
Scott Larsen
July 14, 2017
To the family of Marilyn Joyce (Brown) Gruenhagen. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourned: for they shall be comforted.
July 14, 2017
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