Miriam “Mickey” Irene Garvey, age 89, of Reedsburg, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Casa de Oakes. She was born on September 24, 1930 in LaCrosse, WI, to Irene and Andrew Hoffman, the second of four girls. She graduated from Aquinas High School and St. Francis School of Nursing. On April 24, 1954 she was united in marriage to James Garvey at Holy Trinity Church in LaCrosse.
She was preceded in death by her husband James in 2011; her parents; her sister Felicia Heiser; sister-in-law Jeanne Reed; and two brothers-in-law Harold Heiser and Richard Reed.
Mickey is survived by her children: Michael (Kathy) Garvey of Brookfield, WI, Timothy Garvey of Rochester, MN, Patrice (Thomas) Emond of Rhinelander, and Maureen (Michael) Adkins of Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Conor, Daniel and Timothy Garvey, all of Milwaukee, WI, Thomas (Louise Evans), Patrick (MaryClaire Graf) and Sean Garvey, all of Minneapolis, MN, Tony (Jennifer Gonzalez) Adkins of Seattle, WA, Kelly (Alec) Vicenzi of Denver, CO, Shannon Adkins of Madison, WI, Andrew Emond of Minnepolis, MN, and Eileen Emond of Stevens Point, WI. She is also survived by her sisters, Gerri Cina and Carol Drake, her brother-in-law Michael Drake; numerous nieces and nephews; two expected great-grandchildren; and her beloved Culture Club ladies.
A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Friday, December 27, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father David Carrano officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart School or the Reedsburg Food Pantry.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
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