Marilyn Louise Kroeger


Marilyn Louise (Pollert) Kroeger, 86, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. She was born January 20, 1931 in Seymour, Indiana to Carl F. and Mabel (Moorman) Pollert.

She graduated from Shields High School in Seymour, Indiana in 1949. She worked at Seymour Hardware as a bookkeeper and stock room clerk. She married Howard F. Kroeger in Seymour on June 27, 1952. They were stationed in Waco Texas during his time in the Air Force, then moved to Bloomington Indiana. The family moved to Greenfield in February of 1970.

After raising three children, Debbie, Tom, and Susan, Marilyn worked for several Greenfield area businesses including real estate and floral shops. She became a Utility Accountant at the Hancock County REMC, working there for 18 years before retiring.

After retiring, Marilyn worked tirelessly as a volunteer at Faith Lutheran Church where she maintained membership for 47 years. She sang in the choir, played in the bell choir, and participated in the Womens’ Group. Her favorite retirement activity was her volunteer work in the Hancock County Memorial Hospital gift shop, where she served for 11 years.

Marilyn’s husband Howard Kroeger preceded her in death in May of 2016. She is preceded in death also by sister, Doris (Pollert) Hoevener; brothers, Milton Pollert and David Pollert.

Marilyn is survived by her three children, Deborah A. Dishman of Greenfield, Thomas H. (Nancy) Kroeger of Franklin, TN, and Susan L. (Joe) Yochum, of Vincennes, IN. She leaves nine (9) grandchildren Chad (Andrea) Dishman, Christopher Dishman, Lisa (Joe) Morrow, Matthew Kroeger, Katherine (Aaron) Holsteen, Elizabeth Kroeger, Amanda (Anthony) Sammartino, Curtis Personett, Haywood Wright, and Jake (Hillary) Personett. Marilyn leaves seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 200 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the church with viewing one hour prior to the service. Rev. Wm. Daniel O’Connor will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church, and the Hancock County Regional Hospital Foundation, Hospice Unit.

Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.