Hazel Iselin, age 97, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2008, at her residence. Hazel was born in Racine, September 13, 1911, the last and 10th child of the family of William and Mary (Nee: Buchmann) Iselin.
Hazel attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1929.” She was employed by Gold Medal Furniture for forty-two years, retiring in 1977 as Executive Secretary and Accountant. Hazel belonged to numerous clubs and organizations including: Catholic Woman’s Club, St. Ann & Joachim Society, Thomist Association, Apostolate of Suffering, Century Families of Racine, Daughters of Isabella and Racine Heritage Museum. She also volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Catherine’s Infirmary, St. Monica’s Senior Citizen Home, All Saints Auxiliary, and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. She will be sadly missed.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by nine sisters and brothers, Rose (John) Seitz, Willard (Georgia) Iselin, Earl (Elsie) Iselin, Harry (Rose) Iselin, Ray (Kate) Iselin, Ada Iselin, Ruth (Clarence) Weyker, Walter (Marie) Iselin, and Myrtle Iselin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie Street, on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Rev. John D. Aiello and Rev. John Richetta concelebrating, assisted by Deacon Russell Missureli. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Kinzie Avenue. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and at church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Catherine’s High School or a charity of one’s choice have been suggested.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Mark DeCheck, Dr. Thomas Wood, Dr. Michael Mullane and their staffs for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888