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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Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.

A FEW OF THE MANY VOLUNTEERS who stepped up to make hot turkey sandwiches with gravy and cheesy mashed potatoes for the Big Lake Community at Lil Achievers Day Care Saturday afternoon. The project was inspired years ago by a single act of kindness.

Pictured back row left to right: Alixandra Virnig, Claire Ireland, Kammory Josewski, Jayden Prill, Makayla Hintz, Taya Fjone, Emily Earney. Middle row left to right: Emily Steen, Olivia Stockham, Lily Peterson, Natalie Johnson, Maddie Fitzgibbons. Front row: Macy Farrier (Submitted photo.)