George Ludwig Marburger, 85, Bremen, passed away at 5:15 am Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
He was born March 12, 1934, in Bremen, to the late Mark and Gertrude (McKesson) Marburger. Mr. Marburger enlisted in the US Navy and served as a Boiler Technician on a Destroyer escort during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he met his wife Sue Etta Yoder at the ice cream shop in Bremen and they were married on Jan. 28, 1956.
Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Sue Etta Marburger of Bremen and their children Chris (Judy) Marburger of Corona, Calif. and Rayne Etta Marburger of St. Louis, Mo. Also surviving are his grandchildren Kristie Marburger, Corey Marburger and Audrey Molina, along with his sister Cecelia Louderback of Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Dawn Spangler in 2004 and his siblings Mary Noeth, Lillie Graverson, John Marburger and Thomas Marburger. George was employed for many years as a carpenter and woodworker until his retirement.
He also owned the Corner Restaurant in Bremen from the early 1970’s until its sale in the early 1980’s. After retirement, he and Sue traveled in their R.V. to Parker Arizona for the winter and Riverside, Wy. and Ennis, Mont. for the summer where he often enjoyed spending his days fly fishing.
In his spare time, he enjoyed reading war novels, painting, building and repairing furniture, making stained glass windows and mirrors, and recording his life history in a book of memoirs.
As a young man, he coached Jr. High basketball and football and scouted teams for the Bremen High School football and basketball teams. He was also a longtime member of the Bremen VFW Post 8972 and the American Legion Post 191 in Bremen.
The Marburger’s most recently attended the Bremen Church of the Brethren.
In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.