Marilyn Braun

September 12, 1946November 24, 2018
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Marilyn Ann (Wallace) Gault Braun, Indianapolis, 72, passed away November 24, 2018 at her home. She was born September 12, 1946 in Lansing, MI to the late Charles “Whitey” and Eileen (Kempainen) Wallace. She is also preceded in death by her infant son, Jacob Braun; sister, Marlene Wilhelm, and nephew Scott Alexander. Marilyn was a member of St. Pius X where she volunteered at the school. She also volunteered at Washington Township Schools and Community Hospital North. Marilyn earned her BA in Education at Ball State in 1972 and later her BS in Engineering at Purdue in 1984 where she would meet and date her future husband, Mark who heard wedding bells the first time they kissed. She worked as a teacher in Michigan and Indiana before working at General Motors until retiring in 1998 due to illness.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Mark Braun; children, Christine Nation (John), Benjamin Gault, James Braun, and David Braun; grandchildren, Alex and Garret Nolley, Claire Nation, Chloe Cobb, and Justin, Kelsey, and Jacob Gault; sister, Karen Placek; brother, Dennis Wallace; former husband, Raymond Gault; and many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday November 29 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 and after 9:00 am Friday, November 30 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday at the church with interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation,


  • Charles "Whitey" Wallace, Father
  • Eileen (Kempainen) Wallace, Mother
  • Jacob Braun, Infant Son
  • Marlene Wilhelm, Sister
  • Scott Alexander, Nephew
  • Mark Braun, Husband
  • Christine Nation (John), Daughter
  • Benjamin Gault, Son
  • James Braun, Son
  • David Braun, Son
  • Alex Nolley, Grandchild
  • Garret Nolley, Grandchild
  • Claire Nation, Grandchild
  • Chloe Cobb, Grandchild
  • Justin Gault, Grandchild
  • Kelsey Gault, Grandchild
  • Jacob Gault, Grandchild
  • Karen Placek, Sister
  • Dennis Wallace, Brother
  • Raymond Gault, Former Husband
  • and many extended family members and friends.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 30, 2018

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Merilee Andrews

December 6, 2018

Dear Mark and family,

I am sorry that this condolence will be reaching you in a late manner. I had no idea that Marilyn had passed. First of all, Mark, it has been my distinct pleasure to have met both Marilyn and you through our mutual meetings with the pH Association chapter here in Indianapolis. Both of you were so welcoming to new members. I thought of Marilyn as quite the trooper and a very strong woman who fought every moment to be with you and her family. I saw you as a loving caring. spouse. And when I read the obituary of how you met and that first kiss I thought that was a perfect remembrance of your life with each other. My deepest condolences. And please remember that she is always with all of you in your hearts. Your memories of Marilyn keep her alive and always will hold a special place for each of you. God bless you all!

Kim Placek

November 28, 2018

Wishing much peace and the hope that your warm memories of times shared together will bring you comfort now and always.

Jill Hagan

November 28, 2018

A LOVEly family lost their Mom and wife and we lost a kind and loving friend. We have known Marilyn for at least 31 years. Our son's grew up together. She was a remarkably kind soul who showed amazing strength and courage even though a health condition plagued her body for years. She had an amazingly positive outlook and never let her challenges get in the way. We are so grateful she was our friend. Rest in heaven dear Marilyn. ❤⚘ Prayers for peace and comfort for her loving family. ❤

Maureen hays

November 26, 2018

Marilyn was a much treasured member of our Scleroderma Self Help Group for the last several years. She was a great support to my sister, Patti Sexton Records, who also suffered from Scleroderma. We have missed Marilyn so much in the past year, at our meetings. Blessings to her wonderful family as certainly, she was much cherished.


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Baptism of Jacob Gault and Kelsey Gault