Marilyn R. Bierwagen, 87 of Buchanan, passed away in Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 22, 2022. She was a lifelong resident of the area.
Marilyn was born on April 24, 1934 in Berrien Springs to the late Merrill and Elizabeth (Kelly) Whitfield. She is also preceded by her 2 sisters (Judy and Rosemary) and 1 brother (George).
On June 19, 1954 she married John H. Bierwagen of South Bend. They enjoyed 48 years together prior to John’s passing on February 7, 2002.
Marilyn is survived by her children; Robert (Pamela) Bierwagen of Indianapolis, Constance Bierwagen of Buchanan and David Bierwagen of Buchanan. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren Andrew of South Bend, Kristin, Brad (Karyl), and Kelsey (Rob) of Indianapolis, Matthew of Santa Barbara, CA, and Stacy of Townsville, Australia; and 4 great grandchildren
Grace, Norah, Ryker, and Rylee all of Indianapolis.
Marilyn retired from her work in the Rare Books and Special Collection Department at the University of Notre Dame in 2007. After retirement Marilyn fully indulged her passion of reading and of being the family historian; and was a joy and delight to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by family and friends as the last remaining family member of her generation.
Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St. Niles.
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