Adeline Grey Hazel

Adeline Grey Hazel

Adeline Grey Hazel

Adeline Ruth Hazel (nee: Grey), of Racine, Wis., died Feb. 22, 2013. Adeline was born June 10, 1910 near Sunrise, Minn. to parents Arthur and Ruth (Warner) Grey. She was the eldest of 9 children. Her elementary years were at Sunrise School, and she attended High school in North Branch, graduating in 1910. Adeline married Royal N. Hazel Nov. 26, 1931, and they celebrated 71 anniversaries prior to his death Nov. 12, 2003. Adeline is survived by her five children, Shirley (Glen) Campbell of Michigamme, Mich.; Beverley (Bill) Pier, of Racine, Wis.; Byron Hazel, of Garden Mich.; William (Cindy) Hazel, of Waukesha, Wis.; and Lynn (Lynn) Wakefield, of Morganton N.C., 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters, Ethel Andrews, Beth Clavadetscher, Laurel Reed, Alice Porath; and brother Wayne Grey, all from Minnesota. Adeline was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Royal, brothers James, Merril, and Paul, three grandsons: Daniel and Patrick Pier and Larry Campbell, and a great-grandson, Gary Campbell Jr. Most of Adeline’s life was spent living in a trailer, due to her husbands work with an asphalt paving plant. At his retirement, they bought a house to renovate in Iron River, Mich. Because there were extra lots, Adeline started planting, and filled all the space with fruit trees, flowers and garden plots for summer planting of vegetables. She became known as “the flower lady” on their local radio program. Adeline and her husband were also active in the formation and building of the Lakeland Baptist church in Iron River. Her religious beliefs were very much a part of her life. Funeral services for Adeline were held at Northside Calvary Church, with Rev. Jason Holm officiating. She was brought to Minnesota to be laid to rest by her husband in the Sunrise Cemetery.

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