Marilyn Rose Sischo, 92, Peru, slipped away to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Parkview Wabash Hospital surrounded by the love of God and her guardian angels.
She was born on October 18, 1927 in Peru, Indiana to Ralph Wilson Jr. and Pearl Lena (Bishop) Wilson, who preceded her in death, along with 3 brothers, William, Ralph, and Gene Wilson, and 2 sisters, Janette Mills and Alice Amos, with one surviving sister, Norma Wolfe of Denver.
Marilyn married Roy E. Sischo on May 30, 1948 in Peru on the front lawn of Roy’s country home filled with peony’s and beautiful spring flowers of the day. Roy preceded her in death in 1989.
She attended Peru High School and retired as a beautician from her own business, Marilyn’s Country Salon, at the age of 82 to her dismay, due to poor eyesight.
She was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church, Peru, for over 40 years, and loved all of her church family there. At the age of 86, she decided to have her favorite son-in-law Reverend William Bowling attended by her son baptize her in the North Webster Lake, where the family built lake cottage resides.
She was a member of several clubs and organizations through the years, including DAR, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Altrusa, Dukes Hospital volunteer, served on the Board of Trustees for the Civic Center of Peru, the Election Board, and was the oldest member of the local grief support group, whose friendships have helped sustain her through the years. She was part of a wonderful neighborhood of loving friends who were like family to her.
Her loving and generous heart blessed of God and her independent, determined and hard working nature brought her through a life of trials and blessings as witnessed by all her family and friends and serves as a precious witness to her children and grandchildren. Her prayers for them all will be sincerely and seriously missed.
She is survived by 2 children, James E. (Sue Ann) Sischo of Indianapolis, and Wendy S. (Bill) Bowling of Wabash. 3 granddaughters, Heather N. (Jonathan) Ziko of Wabash, Megan C. (Joseph Michael) Petro of Lafontaine, and Sarah Sischo of New Hampshire. Great-grandchildren Wyatt Brown of North Carolina, Grant, Bailey and Madison Petro of Lafontaine, and Alex and Silas of New Hampshire.
Visitation will be held from 11am – 1pm on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 1pm, with Pastor Warrell Law officiating. Burial will take place at Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport, Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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