Saturday, July 19, 2014
1:00 PM EDT
St John Evangelical Luteran Church
2945 East Northfield Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Life Story / Obituary
In as much as she gave, Hazel Huber was loved abundantly and cherished in the hearts of many. In many ways, she defined the meaning of devoted wife, dedicated mother, loyal friend, and a woman devout in her faith. Her greatest joy was found in her family. Hazel's giving nature and warmhearted ways was an inspiration and gift to those who loved and cared for her. A true blessing, she will be fondly remembered with joy.
In 1921, the American way of life was growing at a rapid pace filled with many new innovations and advancements. Business and industry was bustling during a time forever remembered as the infamous Roaring Twenties. Music and baseball went hand-in-hand to the delight of the nation, and the focus of entertainment boomed. Amidst these changing times on October 3, 1921, nestled in the small, rural community of Northfield Township, Michigan along the shores of Whitmore Lake, Hazel Norine was born to her parents, William and Mary (Wingert) Wagonjack who made their living farming.
The youngest of ten children in her large family, Hazel joined her nine siblings, Anna, Edna, John, William, George, Helen, Charles, Grace, and Thelma. She enjoyed a childhood typical of the times, and as a youngster often walked across their field to play with her niece Evelyn before and after school each day. Times became shadowed by economic strife as the days of the Great Depression created hardships for all, and Hazel's family was no exception. As the nation was beginning to hope again, impending wars overseas made for worrisome hearts. However, bright tomorrows were on the horizon for Hazel when she met and married Jim Huber on Leap Day, February 28, 1942.
Hazel made a good home for Jim and their four children, David, John, Richard and Roger. She loved being a homemaker and raising her children as a loving, attentive mother was all Hazel could have hoped for. Her home was always open to the boy's friends whom Hazel treated as if they were her own. She had a way of making the holidays extra special, and created warm memories to be fondly remembered.
When her husband, Jim passed away, the love and support from family and friends saw Hazel through. She went on to acquire her driver's license while in her sixties, and the first time she used a microwave, her poached eggs created an exploding mess! But Hazel filled her time with the many things she enjoyed. She especially loved working in her gardens, and serving as a Sunday school teacher at church for many years. Besides bowling, Hazel was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan and was partial to the Michigan Wolverines. Her all-time favorite television program was The Walton's which seemed to bring back fond memories for Hazel.
Hazel was an avid bowler, and after some time she met a gentleman named Andy while bowling. Although they never married, Hazel and Andy formed a relationship and enjoyed one another's companionship for the next 25 years of her life.
Throughout the years, Hazel looked forward to family reunions and enjoyed a little travel, too. She went on an Alaskan and Hawaiian cruise, and had the opportunity to join her son, Roger and his wife, Tina on a Caribbean cruise for their wedding. An experience never to be forgotten was the memorable time she went on a hot air balloon ride she received for her birthday. More than anything, being in the midst of the family she loved and adored brought Hazel the greatest joy. With a smile that could light up a room and warm the hearts of many, Hazel will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed.
Hazel Huber, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; sons, David and John; and grandson, Scott. She was the loving mother of Richard (Pam) and Roger (Tina); beloved grandmother of five and great-grandmother of twelve. She was also preceded in death by her cherished companion, Andy.
Hazel's family will receive friends on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 2-9 pm at the Neely-Turowski Life Story Funeral Home, 45100 Warren, Canton, MI (Between Sheldon and Canton Center roads). Her funeral service will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014, 1:00 pm at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2945 East Northfield Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI. 48105. To share a favorite memory or photo of Hazel and to sign her online guest book please visit www.turowskilifestory.com.