Mary C. Mangold passed away suddenly in her home of 66 years in Merrill, Wisconsin on Monday, December 7, 2015.
Mary was born in Tooele, Utah on April 27, 1942, to John Victor Mangold and Bella (Maguire) Mangold. She was the fourth of seven children.
The family moved to Merrill in 1949, and Mary has lived in the family home since then. She attended the former St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, and then the former Our Lady of the Holy Cross High School. Following graduation from high school Mary continued her education at the UW extension in Wausau and earned her BA degree from UW. Following her graduation Mary taught for the Merrill School District for some years. Mary had also spent several years in New Mexico teaching elementary education on the Navajo Nation. She decided to get advanced degrees in education, eventually earning a PhD in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Following years in the education field, Mary was employed by the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross at Merrill to be their Archivist. She only recently retired from her position with the Holy Cross sisters.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her younger brothers, Tom and John; and her older sister, Theresa. She is survived by her brothers, Frank (Betty) Mangold of Citrus Height, California, Louis (Barbara) Mangold of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and Arthur (Celeste) Mangold of San Mateo, California; her nieces and nephew, Kathy (Leonard Van Zeeland) Mangold Van Zeeland, Carol Kneis, Mary (Julian) Keogh, and David Mangold; her grand nieces and grand nephews, Kathy and Len Van Zeeland’s children – Sean, Dan, and Maria; Carol Kneis’ daughter – Brianna; and Mary and Julian Keogh’s daughter – Emma Rose.
The Mass of Resurrection will take place at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Holy Cross Chapel at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill. The celebrant will be Father Charles Hoffmann. Burial will take place in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and after 10:00 A.M. Saturday in Holy Cross Chapel at Bell Tower Residence. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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