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Marcia R. (Krogman) Mahoney, February 20, 1953 - March 22, 2020

Marcia R. (Krogman) Mahoney
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Marcia R. (Krogman) Mahoney passed on from this world on March 22, 2020 in her home with her family by her side.

She was born a fraternal twin daughter of Carl and Edna Krogman, on February 20, 1953 at Sacred Heart Hospital on Dewey Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

She began her education at Randall Elementary with all of her many siblings and a neighborhood of friends. Summer days were spent at Half Moon Lake Beach with brothers, sisters and friends where she became a very strong swimmer. She walked the halls in droves between classes at the Eau Claire Junior High School on Main Street and went on to Memorial High.

In her junior year, she joined her mother in the conversion to the Seventh Day Adventist faith and a life as a vegetarian. Her faith led her to the Wisconsin Academy where she graduated from high school along with cherished friends that she has enjoyed for a lifetime.

With barely a penny to her name she left the comforts of family and friends and mustered the courage to travel on her own to Berrien Springs, Michigan and Andrews University, without any means to pay for tuition or a place to live. She trusted the Lord in her quest for a career of service to others and was taken in by a family who enabled her to start at the university.

She received her nursing degree from Kettering College. Soon she returned to Eau Claire and began a lifelong career in public health and home care nursing beginning at the Eau Claire and Dunn County Health Care Centers. Here she met Kevin Mahoney, her future husband. Marcia and Kevin were married on June 5, 1977 at the Ecumenical Center on the campus of University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Following their honeymoon in Maine they were off to Rhinelander Wisconsin to begin their married life. It is here that Marcia became a Public Health Nurse for Oneida County.

On a cool fall day in 1977, Marcia and Kevin found their first home, A modest cottage on a quiet lake called Emma. It is here that their children, Kelly and Ryan started their lives, born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. While she continued her career in nursing, and Kevin for the school district, her children took pleasure in the swimming, boating and fishing that this little lake could offer.

She moved with her family to Waukesha Wisconsin in 1990. She was employed by the Visiting Nurses Association and provided home care throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha area including many visits to aid those in the extremely impoverished neighborhoods of the inner city, In 1992 her family moved again to Sheboygan, Wisconsin and she continued her career there caring for those in need of medical assistance in their homes. 

In 1996 she moved with her family back to her childhood home, Eau Claire. She was a Home Care Nurse for Northwest Home Care as her children grew and graduated from high school. Her home care nursing continued with Community Health Partnership and finally Life Net where she retired in 2012.

She centered her life around her children. Devoted to raising two children her affection was instilled in them and in the lives of countless others who came along in those childhood years. She relished being with them, caring for them, welcoming them and taking them to wherever more fun would be. They shined in her presence. Many she touched in their developing years remember her today for her forgiving smile, open arms, gentle spirit and loving heart.

Her generosity and kindness had no bounds. As a home care nurse she daily soothed the sick and dying, without complaint. She took on their burdens as her own and her patients felt her healing hand, willful heart and endless patience.

She loved the outdoors. The early years included backpacking, camping, canoeing, and in the long Northern Wisconsin winters downhill and cross country skiing. Her children followed her in their love for these pursuits. Camping to her meant fun for the kids and she travelled and camped with them far and wide.

Marcia had a very active and healthy lifestyle with her family, with summertime on the water at the lake, skiing the mountains of Colorado, camping and traveling. Her joy of reading often led her to scripture. She was a devout Seventh Day Adventist, following her Bible and scripture along with hours spent in spiritual reading and prayer. She never wavered in her faith and the practices of her church.

Her precious granddaughter, Kiely, now has a quiet place deep in her heart forever for her “Nana.” She will reside in her soul to comfort and guide her all the days of her life.

She is preceded in death by parents, Edna (Snow) Krogman, Carl Krogman. Her Father In Law, W.J. “Bill” Mahoney Jr. Two sisters, Pam (Krogman) Boos and Cindy (Krogman) Johnson. Step-Brother, Dan Burdick and a Brother in Law, Harry Johnson.

She is survived by her Mother in Law, Rowene (Gabriel) Mahoney of Colorado Springs, Colorado, husband, Kevin, a son Ryan, a daughter Kelly and her granddaughter, Kiely all of Eau Claire. Sisters Carla (Scott) Adrianson, Racine, Michele (Krogman) Opelt, Altoona. Brothers Tim (Renee) Krogram, Stevens Point, Dennis (Roxanne) Krogman, Danbury and Gary Krogman of Eau Claire. Step Brother, Dave (Kathy) Burdick, Montgomery,Texas and Dennis Burdick of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Her loving family members in Colorado and many nephews, nieces and cousins and dear friends in Rhinelander and Eau Claire.

Due to the Covid-19 concern and bans on public gatherings, Marcia’s service will be private family with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.  A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

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  1. Glenn and Mary Parmeter March 26, 2020

    Very few people are as beautiful on the inside as the photos of Marcia show she was on the outside, but that was the case with Marcia. Everyone who knew her would agree that she had a kind and gentle spirit that made her perfect for her chosen profession. Glenn and I have many wonderful memories of her, from our camping trip with them to the couples baby shower she had for me, to my cross country skiing debut with these two experts. She was so patient with my disastrous attempts to herringbone up the hills. I have several vegetarian recipes in her handwriting which I will cherish now, each time I look at them. I will take comfort in the certain knowledge that Marcia loved Jesus and I will see her again. Much love to Kevin, Kelly and Ryan. We will pray for you to be comforted and have peace.

  2. Karen Frantz March 26, 2020

    I am at a loss for words when attempting to describe this beautiful lady. My life has been incredibly blessed to have known her, and my heart will always have a place for her memories. I find comfort in knowing I will see her again, Marcia lived her life in total dedication to her Savior, and the next voice she hears will be His. Rest in peace sweet friend ❤

  3. William Ramirez March 26, 2020

    I am very sorry for your loss! My wife and I met Marcia at Church. She was very nice person and always taking care of her granddaughter. She also gave us an small bible and we always remember her.

  4. Jack and Sandy Wagener March 26, 2020

    Marcia's humongous heart and caring spirit is her legacy. We carry many wonderful memories in our life's treasure chest and for that we are so grateful. Our sympathy and love to you today........we are there in spirit!
    See you up the road! Jack and Sandy

  5. Rhonda Rilea March 26, 2020

    Marcia was such an incredible woman and friend. We long for the day when we will see her again.

    We hope this song means as much to you as it does to us. Much love to the Mahoney family from the Best family. Come soon, Lord Jesus.

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  6. Elizabeth Mule March 26, 2020

    Kevin,

    I never met Marcia, but reading about her kindness and generosity helped me to understand who she was and what she did for others. I wish that I had known her.

    Fortunately, I know you and your wonderful commitment to improving the lives of young people. If there is anything I can do to help ease your pain at this time of grief and uncertainty, I would be glad to support you. Please don't hesitate to ask, be it big or small.

    Beth

  7. Julia Setwyn March 25, 2020

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  8. Dianne Lokken March 25, 2020

    So sorry for your loss Jerry. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  9. Susan (Dusie) Mahoney March 25, 2020

    I always thought Marcia was an angel among us! With her invisible wings her extended warmth to each of us was ever present. Marcia always, always was so dear to people. Our family loved Marcia dearly! Let us all keep Marcia among us as a gentle reminder to sprinkle kindness wherever we go. What an inspiration she was to us all. Susan (Dusie) Mahoney

  10. Jeanne and Bill Westerlund and family March 25, 2020

    What a dear lady! I always enjoyed the times I spoke with Marcia. Our prayers for the family. ❤️

  11. Ron and Diane Reupert March 24, 2020

    Dear Kevin, Kelly, Ryan and Kiely, our deepest sympathy for the passing of our dearest Marcia. There is a quote “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.” This quote captures the love and joy Marcia has brought to our lives and will always remain with us. Please know we are a brief touch away. We love you.
    Ron and Diane Reupert

  12. Gabriel Schlough March 24, 2020

    Sending my deepest condolences to you all. Marsha was one of the most loving and compassionate people I’ve ever met. Her unconditional love and service to all is a testament to how amazing of caretaker for anyone in need she was. Sending peaceful prayers and love to the Mahoney family during there time of grieving.

  13. Trudi delain March 24, 2020

    Kevin, Kelly, Ryan and Kielly u r in our thoughts and prayers. Marcia was a true gem. So kind and thoughtful and wanting the best for her family. She will truly be missed...

    Trudi and Steve

  14. Nancy Yost March 24, 2020

    I met Marcia at CHP. She taught me so much about caring for our members. Her passion and deep caring for our clients and her family were ever present. She was a delightful friend with a charming sense of humor. My sympathies to those closest to her, Kevin, Ryan, Kelly and Kiely. She will be greatly missed.

  15. Connie Best Schneider March 24, 2020

    You are in our prayers, Kevin, Kelly, and Ryan.

  16. Linda and Jeff Herman March 24, 2020

    A gentle light has gone out. Kevin, Kelly, Ryan and Kiely, you have been blessed to have this sweet, gentle, but strong person in your lives. We are so sad for your loss, but the memories are with you forever. Let the healing begin. We love you.

  17. Tom & Judy Rowley March 24, 2020

    Thinking of all your family, from us and your Seeley Lions family.