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Diane Hoeveler

1949 - 2016 Notice Condolences
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Hoeveler, Diane (Nee Puglise ) Hoeveler, Diane Long. Surrounded by her loving family, Diane died on May 14, 2016, from a rare cancer. She is survived by David Hoeveler, her husband of 44 years, and her devoted children: son John (HaiJing) Hoeveler, of Montgomery Village, MD; and daughter Emily (Brian) Keeling, Milwaukee. She was very proud of her beloved granddaughter Nora Diane Hoeveler. Dear sister of Vincent Leo (Kathleen) Long, Pinehurst, NC. Daughter-in-law of Virginia Hoeveler Rodemann, Pittsboro, NC; Sister-in-law of Charles (Jan) Hoeveler, Ross, CA; Deborah (Robert) Campbell, Heathsville, VA. She was grateful for all the help she received from friends Julie Darnieder, Sunil Macwan, and Angela Pienkos. Born on April 9, 1949, she was preceded in death by her parents Vincent and Constance (Puglise) Long and her grandparents Vincent and Lena (Hansen) Long and Joseph and Josephine Puglise. Diane was a gifted scholar-teacher of English literature for more than 40 years, and during her long career she shared her own love of literature with thousands of students. She had a large, devoted, and diverse circle of friends, colleagues, and students throughout this country, in Great Britain, and throughout Europe and Asia. Born in Chicago and raised in Naperville and Downers Grove, IL, Diane earned four degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana: a BA in English and a BA in History in 1970; an MA in English in 1972; and a Ph.D. in English in 1976. She taught at the University of Louisville, Alverno College, and Rufus King HS before joining the faculty at Marquette University in 1987, where she taught until her retirement in 2015. In 1999 she was promoted to full professor in the Department of English, the first woman in the history of the department to hold that rank. She received one of the most prestigious research grants awarded by the university: the three-year Way-Klingler Senior Humanities Research Award, 2009-12, and was the 2007 recipient of the Nora Finnegan Werra Faculty Achievement Award for teaching excellence and mentoring. Two of her books won awards from international scholarly associations. In addition to spending time with her family, Diane's greatest loves were writing, teaching, and traveling. The writer of four single-authored scholarly books, two dozen edited books, and 75 articles and book chapters, she was an internationally known specialist of Gothic literature, women's literature, and nineteenth-century British novels. She was invited to lecture at literary conferences in Germany, France, Luxembourg, Turkey, England, and dozens of universities in America and Canada. She often combined her scholarly visits with travel and spent considerable time in virtually every major city in Europe. Diane's family and friends mourn the loss of her friendship, sense of humor, advice, and honesty. Her spirit and love will continue to be felt by those who knew and loved her. Private inurnment at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Oahu, Hawaii. Visitation from 5 to 6 PM Thursday May 26, at Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 6 PM. Sharing of memories is encouraged at a reception to follow in the Marquette Alumni Union. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Diane's name to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, W2850 State Road 28, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085. The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 19, 2016
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