Hazel (Johnson) OmanNovember 14, 1913 ~ March 31, 2017 (age 103)
Hazel Oman died Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson, MN at the age of 103.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson, MN with Rev. Kendall Stelter officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Hazel Josphine (Hofseth) Oman was the third of seven children born to Sigvart and Johanna (Johnson) Hofseth. She was born on November 14, 1913 in rural Madison, MN. She was received by Christ into His church at her baptism and renewed her faith in him at her confirmation, both being performed at Lac qui Parle Lutheran Church. She attended school in District 13 and District 6 in Lac qui Parle County. On July 24, 1932 she was united in marriage to Obert Oman. They were the loving parents of 3 daughters: Joann, Delores and Gloria. They also had a baby daughter that passed away at birth. Obert passed away on November 10, 1978.
Hazel was employed at Dawson Mills, cleaning offices from 1970 until she retired in 1981. While Obert was alive they enjoyed camping. After Obert’s death she started taking bus trips with her traveling friend, Bernice Steenson. They toured Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Western Canada, Rocky Mountains, California, New Mexico, Washington D.C. and her favorite trip was to New York where she got to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. She remembers her father talking about these when he came from Norway. She and Bernice also took shorter bus trips to Nashville, TN, Branson MO, The Black Hills and many 1 day trips to different attractions.
Hazel was an avid quilter. Along with the quilts she made for her families she sewed hundreds of quilt tops to be tied at Do Days at Grace Lutheran Church. She also enjoyed baking and often was told by her nieces and nephews when they visited her what their favorite cookies were.
Hazel is survived by her daughters: Delores (Gordon) Anderson and Gloria Johnson; grandchildren: Kevin (Tami) Anderson, Denise (Julian) Aggerbeck and Brent (Courtney) Anderson; great-grandchildren: Michael, Nicole, Meagan, and Barrett; great-great grandchildren: Claire, Grace and Henry; sister, Gerda Dolman and brother, Conrad Hofseth as well as other extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Obert, an infant daughter; a daughter, Joann; three sons-in-law; an infant grandson; a brother, Sidney Hofseth; and sisters: Agnes Jerpseth, Marie Arneson and Lyla Hofseth.