Hazel Adelle Heath

OBITUARY - Hazel Adelle Heath

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Hazel Adelle Heath, age 96 of Onamia and formerly of Big Lake, passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2013 at the Mille Lacs Health System of Onamia with her family by her side.  There will be a visitation on Thursday December 5, 2013 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello.  There will be a Memorial Service at 630 PM led by Jed Zimmerman.  Private interment will be at Big Lake Cemetery.

Hazel was born in Becker on February 15,1917 to Frank J. “Joe” and Rosa belle “Rose” (Leverton) Borst, the third oldest of a family of sixteen children.  She grew up in Becker and when she left home, she worked cleaning homes and caring for children.  On December 6, 1939 she was united in marriage to Ronald Heath in Elk River.  The couple lived in the Elk River area and then in Big Lake for over 55 years.  She was a homemaker and also had various other jobs outside the home.  The greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening especially flowers, bird watching, fishing, playing cards and Scrabble, and reading.  She lived a happy life, and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Rose Borst;  husband of 37 years, Ronald;  son Arnold Heath;  sisters Grace, Violet (Betty), Ivy Jane, Martha and June;  brothers John (Bud), Don, Warren, Clyde, Cal, Glenn and Bruce, and two infant brothers.  Hazel is survived by her daughters Corrine (Gary) Bregenzer of Cookeville, TN, Jane (Earl) Studanski of Big Lake, Carol Heath of Monticello;  6 grandchildren;  2 great grandchildren;  and her sister Donna Johnson of Becker, the youngest of sixteen siblings.   

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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).