Hazel A. Magnuson, age 85 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Foley and Middle River, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Middle River with Rev. Mary Lundquist officiating. A family inurnment will be held at a later date at Branstrom Cemetery near Middle River. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Middle River.
Hazel Ann Magnusen was born September 24, 1933 in Cedar Township, Marshall County, Minnesota to Fredrick and Jennie (Karvonern) Magnusen. She grew up in Cedar Township and attended school and graduated from Middle River High School. She married the love of her life, Kermit L. Magnuson on June 5, 1957. Kermit was a military man so they lived in many states. Kermit and Hazel finally settled in Thief River Falls but spent their summers at Kermit’s farm place.
Hazel loved her garden at the farm along with all her flowers. Hazel was an excellent seamstress and also enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint. She would tell many stories of how she loved to dance, it didn’t matter to what kind of music! Hazel also loved to fish, but ice fishing was her favorite. She said she’d sit outside on a bucket while Kermit would sit in the car because it was too cold for him. Hazel always had a big smile on her face while telling that story. When Hazel wasn’t busy with all that, she and Kermit loved to travel, there isn’t a state they didn’t miss. Hazel left this earth with her niece, Julie, by her side and surely Kermit had the car parked and was ready and waiting for her.
Survivors include her niece, Julie (Glen) Meyer of Freeport; great-nephews, Jordan (Angie) Meyer of Sartell, Jerome (Kayla) Meyer of Wadena, and Ryan Meyer of Hurlburt Field, Florida; great-niece, Mattie Meyer of Freeport; and great-great-niece, Brynnley Meyer of Wadena.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Edwin and Raymond Magnusen. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Freeport.