Marilyn Burger
Marilyn Burger
  • June 1, 1924 - May 7, 2017
  • Indianapolis, Indiana

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On Sunday May 7th, 2017 Marilyn Burger passed away peacefully at age 92.
Born June 1, 1924 in Noblesville, Indiana, she was predeceased by her parents Clifton and Gladys Caca (Snyder), husband, William Burger, and her Daughter Deirdre Foster. Growing up in Noblesville, Indiana, she attended NHS and graduated from Antioch College in Ohio. After marrying, the family settled in Indianapolis where she raised her family and began a long professional career.
Marilyn began her career in Children's Church education. She continued on to Indianapolis Hoosier Capital Girl Scouts where she worked for over 20 years. She started with the organization of inter-city troops then began what became her passion, fundraising and development. After retiring from the Girl scouts she joined the Eiteljorg Western Art Museum in Indianapolis as a Development Director. She loved the west and this gave her the opportunity to bring western culture to the Midwest.
Even while working, Marilyn found time for her love of travel with family and friends and was able to visit all 7 continents.
She served on many non-profit boards and was the recipient of prestigious awards. A few are named here.
Recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award
Key to the City of Indianapolis by Governor -William H. Hudnut lll
Founding member of Indiana's CFRE
Paul Harris Rotary Club Award
Fund Raiser of the year award-Indiana
Numerous Girl Scout leadership awards
Service award from Big Sister's of Indianapolis
St. Luke's United Methodist Church of Indianapolis leadership awards and long time member
She continued to work and travel well into her 80's.
Highly thought of by everyone who knew her, Marilyn was vibrant, active, bright, and caring. She is survived by her Sister Kathleen Hollingsworth, daughters Sarah Burger and Rebecca Fletcher (Bob), grandsons James and Adam Fletcher and many extended family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held June 25t.h at 2 St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401. Online condolences may be made to the family at