Friday, December 30, 2011

Robert F. Hazen

Mt. Pleasant -- Robert F. Hazen, 89, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2011.

Bob was born in Racine on December 26, 1922, to the late Frederick and Helen Hazen (nee: O’Connor). He lived in Racine all his life. On October 18, 1947, he was united in marriage to Ellie Reiser in Kenosha. They were married 55 years until her death on October 27, 2002.

Mr. Hazen served in the United States Army during World War II where he was wounded. He served overseas in the Philippines and occupied Japan. He worked at Ladish Company in Cudahy for 30 years and retired in 1986. Bob and Ellie loved to travel all over the United States, with Hawaii being their favorite. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

Robert will be dearly missed by his children, Tim (Sue) Hazen, Kim (Bob) Lehan, David (Cindy) Hazen, Robin Hazen and Pete (Cindy) Hazen; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen (Frederick) VonGonten; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellie; his parents; one brother, Charles Hazen; one sister, Francis Schulz; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mathilda (Frederick) Reiser; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Joseph (Lilly) Hall and Adalbert Reiser; and one niece, Kathy Frank.

Funeral services in honor of Bob will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Monday evening, January 2, 2012, from 4 until 6 p.m and on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Alliance.

A special thank you to Dr. Robert M. Gullberg, Simone and the staff at Hospice Alliance and the staff at Harmony House of Racine for their kind and loving care of Bob.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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