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“Mary was such a special lady, teacher and friend. I graduated from West and also worked there for 15 years. I learned a lot from her not only as a...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jayne Reimann-Peterson - MI

“Mary Hoglund had a special connection to us. She taught at Appleton West with Paul, and she was a strong social activist who I looked up to for years...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Marcia & Paul Engen - Appleton, WI

“Kathie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My heart goes out to you. My sympathy to you and your family. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Paula Staedt - Appleton, WI

“To the family of Mary Hoglund I had your mom as a student at Appleton West High School in the early 80's. I learned so much from her. You will be...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Leigh Kuehl-Stormer - Menasha, WI

“Mrs. Hoglund, I am glad to have known you as a student. All the best to your family at this time. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. Prayers for your entire family. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gerry Delengowski - NC

“She was an awesome teacher!! I remember the candy she stashed in her cupboards. The year she broke her wrist. I smile when I think of her. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Appleton West Student 1990 - WI

Mary Geraghty Hoglund, age 89, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, February 19 after a long illness. She was born on December 25, 1928 in New York City to the late Peter J. Geraghty and Anna (Coyne) Geraghty. She graduated from Bayside High School in Long Island, NY and later earned her bachelor's degree (1970) and two master's degrees in English (1972) and Reading Education (1978) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. After working as an Advisor in the College of Education at UW Oshkosh, she taught English at Appleton High School West for 20 years until her retirement. Mary married Herbert A. Hoglund, Jr. in 1946 and together raised four children - Herbert Andrew III, Roy Charles, Jo Ann and Kathie. Mary was a member of the Outagamie County Democrats, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Jobs Now, and also sang with the Sweet Adelines in Oshkosh. During retirement, she enjoyed golfing and furniture restoration, and was an accomplished seamstress. Most of all, she was a passionate advocate for social justice and human rights, and so very proud of her Irish heritage. She is survived by her four children, Herbert Andrew (Chris) Hoglund of Neenah, Roy (Paula) Hoglund of Appleton, Jo Geraghty of Oklahoma City, OK, Kathie Schievelbein of Fair Oaks, CA, and her four grandchildren, Kelly (Tim Turton) Hoglund of Milwaukee, Jana (Susan Sunday) Hoglund of Brooklyn, NY, Laura Hoglund of Beltsville, MD, and Kevin Hoglund of Neenah. She is further survived by her sister, Regina Murtagh of Rye, NH, sisters-in-law Ceil Geraghty, Easton, Maryland, and Kathy Geraghty, Pinellas Park, FL, special niece and companion Loretta Van Damm, Weyauwega, and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Rose Geraghty, Dolores Ward, Peter Geraghty, and Joseph Geraghty. The service commemorating her life will be held on Friday, February 23 at 11:00 am at Wichmann Funeral Home (537 N. Superior Street in Appleton). Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial at the University of Oshkosh is being established in her name. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to ThedaCare at Home Hospice and Valley VNA for their care of Mary during her last years.