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Mary Ann Halvorson

Halvorson, Mary Ann Of Madison/Milwaukee. Born June 14, 1923, in Milwaukee and died on March 28, 2013, at age 89. She attended Bay View High School in Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee; then graduated from Marquette University where she received her BA and MA degrees. She did further graduate work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She was married to James L. Hunt in 1954 until his death in 1958. In 1961 she married Prof. Harlow Halvorson who died in 1966. Mary Ann was employed in Student Services at UW-Milwaukee; she then became a school psychologist with Madison Metropolitan School District from 1958 to 1985. She was active in the League of Women Voters (Dane County); MARC and Portal-Foster Associations; Alpha Delta Kappa-Iota; several book clubs and other organizations. She supported animal welfare, environmental issues, women's and children's issues, as well as liberal causes. For many years she hosted a Madison reunion each May for a group of college friends from UW-Milwaukee. Her generosity extended to the UW Foundation, Madison Public Library, and the Foundation for Madison Public Schools. She is survived by a sister Marjorie Kalkoske of Wausau, a brother and sister-in-law John and Marilyn Hoerres of Huntington, CT, daughter Susan Halvorson Stein of Madison and long-time friend and partner, George Olsen. She is also survived by grandchildren James, Daniel, and Suzanne Stein; nieces and nephews Mark and Todd Kalkoske, Lynn Mitchell and Peggy and Wanda Hoerres. In 2006 Mary Ann donated her remains upon death to the UW Anatomy Department of the Medical School. She also asked for no formal funeral. A memorial service is being planned. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the MARC Foundation of Dane County (901 Post Road, Madison, WI 53713) www.marc-inc.org.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 11, 2013
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