OBITUARY

Marilyn Pecsok

November 19, 1929December 15, 2020

Marilyn was welcomed into heaven by her beloved husband, Jack, on December 15, 2020. She was born November 19, 1929 in Indianapolis to the late Homer Louis and Florence Randel Wiegand, an only child. She lived on the grounds of an evergreen nursery. Swimming on the Riviera team, she won several National Junior Championships in the 1940’s.

A life-long member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, she treasured her friends and kept them throughout her entire life. Having first met Jack in Tab’s cradle roll, they married in 1962 and lived four years in Noblesville in the Judge Earl Stone House, built in 1849, which Jack worked to get recognized as a Historic Landmark.

She graduated first in her class from Shortridge High School, received an AB in romance languages from DePauw University where she was again first in her class, and a MS in education from Butler University. At DePauw she was a member of Pi Beta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Mortar Board. For eleven years she taught third grade at IPS #90 and guided twelve student teachers.

Always interested in community and volunteer activities, she became president of numerous organizations, among which were Indianapolis Alumnae of Pi Beta Phi, Children’s Bureau and Indianapolis Day Nursery Auxiliaries, Noblesville Chapter of Tri Kappa, regent of the Jonathan Jennings Chapter of the DAR. Among Boards on which she served were the Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Butler Alumni, Junior League of Indianapolis, Hoosier Capital Girl Scout Council, American Red Cross and the Marion County Child Abuse and Neglect Council.

She received DePauw’s Distinguished Alumni Award, “Those Special People” by Women in Communication, Methodist Hospital’s Beacon Award, the Children’s Bureau Mallon Award, and the Governor’s Voluntary Action Award.

Always trying to share in Jack’s activities, she became very involved in the Classic Car Club of America and Milestone cars. From helping to polish his cars before a meet, to helping put on the meet, most at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield, she enjoyed it all. When he became National President of the Milestone Car Society, she became Executive Secretary and the first woman director of the Indiana Region of the CCCA.

She treasured her many friends and their children (they were Uncle Jack and Aunt Mar), Jack’s nieces and nephews, her cousins, and her numerous cats and dogs. Marilyn’s family is especially grateful for Tony and Debbie Holton who helped Marilyn in so many ways.

A private memorial service for Marilyn will be held Saturday, December 19th at Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel at 2:00 PM. Please join us via livestream at: www.leppertmortuary.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor Marilyn may be made to Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Children’s Bureau, or Early Learning Indiana.

Online condolences may be offered at: www.leppertmortuary.com

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    Saturday, December 19, 2020

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Eleanor Columbe

December 26, 2020

Marilyn was a special person to so many people. She never met a stranger with carrying on a great conversation. She and her husband, Jack, were founding members of the Hoosier Region of the Lincoln Owners Club providing fun events for everyone over the years. Marilyn will always be remembered by the Hoosier LCOC members.

Lisa McCarthy Rowe

December 25, 2020

I just learned of Marilyn’s passing. Marilyn was my mother’s cousin but we always called her “Aunt Marilyn” as kids. She was a most interesting person and I always enjoyed our colorful chats. I hadn’t seen her in awhile and was just telling my mother I was going to call on her after Christmas. I’m sad that I lost that opportunity. I wanted to send condolences to all who knew and loved her. She was truly one of a kind!

Mitch Columbe

December 21, 2020

I had the please of meeting Marilyn through the Lincoln Continental Owners Club 10 years ago. Although we weren’t together many times, the several that we were, I will never forget. She reminded me of my grandmother, even her mannerisms. She was a lovely lady who had many interesting stories. Her memory was amazing. Her husband, Jack, owned a black 1964 Lincoln. If I am remembering correct he bought it brand new in 1964 and still had it when we met. They would ride together in the car to the club get-togethers. When Jack passed away I saw her that following summer. She was always in high spirits. The world lost a special person. My deepest condolences to her entire family.

Bonnie Eudaly

December 19, 2020

I met Marilyn through the DAR. She was a wonderful lady and dear friend. My sincere condolences to the family she loved so dearly.

Pat Dixon

December 19, 2020

Marilyn and I were sorority sisters at DePauw. She and Jack were friends of long standing. A remarkable lady. She will be missed..

Sue McClure

December 18, 2020

What a very special person and so was Jack. Marilyn made the Childrens Bureau Auxiliary very interesting and fun and it was always wonderful to be with her! My late husband was able to work with Jack- on an addition to a Carnegie library in Lebanon- and it is terrific!
Please accept my sympathy - what wonderful people they were!!!

Ann W King

December 18, 2020

Marilyn was at Shortridge with my deceased husband, J.B. King. Marilyn and I shared a love for Pi Beta Phi and the Children's Bureau. She was definitely a community leader and her strong and memorable personality lent strength to all.

Marilyn Peterson

December 18, 2020

Condolences to the family of Wiegie. She is loved and memoried by Tommy. Pi Beta Phi, 52.

Peggy Bergan Forst

December 18, 2020

Wonderful memories of my third grade teacher at PS#90. She shared and taught the love of learning. I became a teacher and attempted the violin because of dear Miss Weigand.

Lynda Cook

December 17, 2020

I met Marilyn in the Junior League of Indianapolis and worked with her in the Methodist Hospital Task Core. She was a lovely lady, a fun person, and I learned so much from her. She was a knowledgeable, contributing member of any organization she belonged to. She always gave of herself and any one who knew her was fortunate to know her. She will be missed by anyone who met her. I feel lucky to have had my life intersect with hers. Marilyn, your smile would light up a room! RIP, dear Marilyn.

FROM THE FAMILY