Patricia Hoglund Michaels (nee Price), 90, died Oct. 28, 2010, at LaGrange Memorial Hospital as a result of complications following a surgical procedure the previous day.
Born Aug. 4, 1920, to Morris and Louise Price, she lived in Riverside since childhood. As a child she lived at 135 Akenside Road and attended Central School and Riverside-Brookfield High School, graduating from the latter in 1938. She served as student council president during her senior year.
She received a degree in education in 1942 from the National College of Education in Evanston and taught second grade in Oak Park for several years. In 1944, she married John Hoglund, a fellow 1938 RBHS graduate, and raised three children in Riverside. Mr. Hoglund died in 1983 and his wife remarried the following year. Her second husband, Earl “Mike” Michaels, was also a 1938 RBHS graduate. He died in 1996.
Ms. Hoglund Michaels was prominent in the local, county and statewide Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s. She was instrumental in establishing Riverside’s Republican headquarters and served as Riverside Township committeewoman from 1964 to 1974. On the county level, in 1968 she was appointed vice chairwoman of the Women’s Division of the Republican Central Committee, becoming its chairwoman in 1972.
In 1974 she was elected Riverside Township committeeman and served in that capacity until 1982.
In addition, Ms. Hoglund Michaels was a member of the Riverside Garden Club, Riverside Infant Welfare, the Fortnightly Club and the Riverside Township Lions Club. From 1993 to 2005 she volunteered in the library at Blythe Park School in Riverside, reading stories to first-, second- and third-grade children.
She also had considerable artistic talent as a painter and, at the time of her death, still attended weekly oil painting classes in Riverside.
She is survived by her children, Steven Hoglund, Anne (Berardo) DeSimone and Mark Hoglund; her grandsons, Jared Hoglund, Aaron Hoglund and Todd (Anne Marie) DeSimone; her nephew, Robert Price; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Price.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road. Donations in her memory are appreciated to the Riverside Public Library or PeopleCare Inc. of Riverside.
Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.