Marilyn (Evans) Gengler, 84, of Fort Jennings, formerly of Landeck, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at her residence. She was born to Michael & Mellonna (Wahmhoff) Evans on January 5, 1937, in Lima, OH.
She was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Gengler on November 18, 1961. They had three children, Mark (Deb) Gengler of Grabill, IN, Melanie (Mike) Metzger of Ft. Jennings, OH, and Scott Gengler of Landeck, OH. She is survived by her grandchildren, Logan (Jill) Gengler, Katie Gengler, Mark Metzger, Mariah Metzger; two great-grandchildren, Braxton Leins and Oliver Gengler; and sister-in-law, Mary Evans.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Tom, Bob, Jerry, and Jim Evans; and her grandson, Todd Gengler.
Marilyn graduated from Lima St. Rose in 1954. She attended Miami University on the two year plan, finishing her B.S. in Education at St. Francis. During her younger years, she was active as a Girl Scout Leader and 4-H Advisor. Her passion, however, was her music, playing the organ, at many churches, such as, Lima St. Rose, Lima St. John’s, and then her home parish, Landeck St. John the Baptist.
Marilyn taught at Lima Irving School, Lima St. Gerard’s, Spencerville, Lincolnview and Van Wert St. Mary’s. She enjoyed teaching Math to 4th-6th grades. Another favorite pastime was bridge. She enjoyed playing it at the Senior Center in Lima and Delphos and with her Delphos buddies. She also belonged to a book-Pinochle group.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, OH. Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, OH. Visitation will be held from 2-5 pm and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, with a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Donor’s Choice.
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