Decades of Stritch alumni have graduated with aspirations of holding public office and becoming part of meaningful change in their communities. Earlier this year, one such alumna, Rosemary (Walsh) Hinkfuss (B.A. Education, ’54), who went on to pursue a career in Wisconsin politics, died leaving behind her legacy in Green Bay. The Green Bay-Press Gazette published the story “‘Progressive, pioneer’ Rosemary Hinkfuss dies” by Doug Schneider shortly after her death, recounting her contributions.

 

 

 

Her obituary includes details of her professional accomplishments and also gives a glimpse of her personal life. Among her many involvements, she served on Stritch’s Alumni Association Board of Directors for four years, 1991-95.

 

 

 

Hinkfuss is survived by a loving family, including her daughter and son-in-law Eileen (Hinkfuss) (B.A. History, ’80) and Dr. Preston Long, (B.A. Biology, ’81). She was preceded in death by her sister – another Stritch alumna – Sister Sally “Adrian” Walsh, OSF, (B.A. Education, ’61).