Obit: Lezotte, Hazel (1910 - 2003)

Contact:  Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, July 23th, 2003 edition of the Clark County Press

Hazel E. Lezotte

Hazel Lezotte, age 92, of Neillsville, died Friday, July 17, at the Memorial Home in Neillsville.

Hazel Emeline Lezotte was born on August 30, 1910 in Eaton Township, Richland County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Thomas and Letha (Mills) Peasley. She attended school in Richland County and after her family moved up north, Greenwood, and she graduated from Neillsville High School. After graduation she attended teachers college in Wausau. Hazel taught at the Washington school in Grant Township for about three years, and then was united in marriage to Edward Lezotte on September 8, 1934 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. After their marriage, she raised her family and helped on the farm. In 1980, Edward died. Hazel stayed on the farm until 1984 and then she moved into town.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Pleasant Ridge Homemaker's Club, and the Town of Grant Sheepshead Club. One of Hazel's greatest pleasures was her grandchildren and making quilts for her family.

She is survived by nine children, Alvin (Yvonne) Lezotte of Merrill, Virgil (Elaine) Lezotte of Merrill, JoAnn (Wayne) Holnbach of Rudolph, Leroy (Bernadine) Lezotte of Neillsville, Sandra (Clarence) Hoesly of Granton, Donna (Allen) Larson of Janesville, Paulette (Dick) Oldham of Viroqua, Douglas (Claudean) Lezotte of Neillsville, and Macia (Roman) Huppert of Prescott; 40 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Edward; one son Jerry, who died in 1959, two sisters and five brothers.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Hazel was held Monday, July 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. Fr. Woodrow Pace officiated. Music was provided by Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's choir. Interment was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Honary casket bearers were Jerry Huppert, Jeremy, Kevin, Jason, Chris, Brian, Michael, and David Lezotte, Rick Larson, Gregg Oldham, and Karl Hoesly.

Casket bearers were Keith Holnbach, Steve, Kirit, and Mark Lezotte, Rick Larson, Rob Oldham, and Dean Hoesly.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Hazel's family with funeral arrangements.

================================

Wednesday, July 23, 2003 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Hazel Lezotte

Hazel Lezotte, 92, Neillsville, died Friday, July 18, 2003 at Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held MOnday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Neiullsville. The Rev. Woodrow Pace officiated. Musci was provided by Ronald Resong, organist, and St. Mary's choir. Burial was in St. mary's Catholic Cemetery, Neillsville. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Huppert, Jeremy Lezotte, Kevin Lezotte, Jason Lezotte, Chris Lezotte, Brian Lezotte, Michael Lezotte, David Lezotte, Ken Larson, Gregg Oldham, and Karl Hoesly. Pallbearers were Keith Holnbach, Steve Kirit, Mark Lezotte, Rick Larson, Rob Oldham, and Dean Hoesly.

Hazel Emeline Lezotte was born Aug. 30, 1910, to Thomas and Letha (nee Mills) Peaslee, in Eaton Township, Richland County. She attended school in Richland County, Greenwood, and Neillsville. She graduated from Neillsville High School. After graduation, she attended Teacher's College in Wausau. She taught at the Washington School in Grant Township for about three years. She married Edward Lezotte on Sept. 8, 1934 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Neillsville. After their marriage, she raised her family and helped on the farm. After her husband died, she stayed on the farm until 1984, and then moved into town. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Pleasant Ridge Homemakers Club, and the Town of Grant Sheepshead Club. Her interests included her grandchildren and making quilts for her family.

Survivors include nine children, Alvin (Yvonne) Lezotte, Merrill, Virgil (Elaine) Lezotte, Merrill, JoAnn (Wayne)Holnbach, Rudolph, Leroy (Bernadine) Lezotte, Neillsville, Sandra (Clarence) Hoesly, Granton, Donna (Allen) larson, Janesville, Paulette (Dick) Oldham, Viroqua, Douglas (Claudean) Lezotte, Neillsville, and Marcia (Roman) Huppert, Prescott; 40 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; one son Jerry, in 1959; two sisters and five brothers.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

 

Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.

 

Become a Clark County History Buff

 

Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.

 

Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel

 

CLARK CO. WI HISTORY HOME PAGE