Hazel M. Weddell 88, of LaSalle County Nursing Home “formerly of Hennepin” passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at LaSalle County Nursing Home.
Service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Pastor Deepak will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin.
Visitation will from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.
Hazel was born on September 18, 1930 in Granville to Charles and Velma (Porter) Galiher. She married Richard C. Weddell Sr. on February 19, 1949 in Magnolia. Richard was the love of her life they were married for 67 years before his passing in April 2017.
Hazel attended McNabb Grade School and graduated from Magnolia Swaney High School in 1948. She worked at Perry Memorial in the OB Department, in Princeton, Moews Seed Co. in Granville in the research department and she also worked at IVCH before she retired.
She was a member of the Hennepin United Methodist Church where she was active in many duties including singing in the choir. Hazel was an EMT with the Hennepin Ambulance Service for several years. She was also an active member of the American Legion and was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award in 2012 by the village of Hennepin.
Hazel enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and early morning walks.
Her favorite motto was “every day is a good day, some are just better than others”.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanne (Gary) Eich of Serena, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Lee Ann (late Richard) Weddell, two sisters, Kathryn Selbrede of Peru and Betty Dzierzynski of Spring Valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard, her son, Richard Weddell Jr. in November 2018, one brother and five sisters.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard W. Weddell, Christopher Weddell, Aaron Weddell, Troy Eich, Jonathan Immel and Jay Borowski.
Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com