Finnegan) Wallace, age 84, of Michigan City, passed away Friday, February
Marilyn is survived
by her husband of 64 years; John “Roger” Wallace, sons; Guy (Brenda) Wallace
of Valparaiso, Dr. Hugh (Donna) Wallace of Lewisville, NC. Also,
grandchildren; Cassandra (Tien) Wallace, Ashley, Hayley, Kynan, Elise, Beth
Wallace; great-grandchildren Keira, Adlyn and Rowan Wallace; brother James
(Margie) Finnegan; sister Elaine Finnegan and numerous nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Ann Finnegan and sister
Patricia “Patsy” (Late Gene) Lundy.
from Horace Mann High School in Gary in 1951, attended IU and held several
secretarial positions at Jay-Mar Ruby, Krueger Junior High School, and
Bethlehem Steel. In retirement, Marilyn not only checked out a lot of books
but participated in Michigan City Library’s many programs, was a regular at
the summer annual string quartet concerts and Michigan City municipal band
concerts. Marilyn loved people and would strike up conversations with almost
any stranger she met while shopping, at the Lubeznik Art Center, or at the
Michigan City Public Library. Marilyn will be deeply missed by her loving
There will be a
Private Family Celebration of life held at a later date.
been entrusted to Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services, at 613
Washington St., Michigan City, IN, 46360.
contributions may be made to: Michigan City Public Library or the Porter
County Visiting Nurses Association.
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