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Angela Hazel

A Funeral Service for Angela Marcy Hazel will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 24th at the Hudson Lutheran Church in Hudson, South Dakota, with Pastor Eldon Thurow officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden, Iowa, with a luncheon to follow at the Hawarden Community Center. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23rd at the Hudson Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Angela Marcy Hazel was born on April 5, 1991, in Sioux Falls, SD, daughter of Russ and Anita (Beckman) Hazel.

Angie's beautiful soul was evident even as a little child. She always had a lively, kind personality and the biggest smile. Angie met friends easily with her upbeat outlook and quick humor.

Angie grew up on the family farm outside of Hudson, SD and spent just as much time with her grandparents down the road as she did at home. Her childhood is filled with good memories with her sisters, Jessy and Cassandra and many lifelong friends.

After graduation from the Alcester-Hudson High School in 2009, Angie attended SDSU in Brookings, followed by the Missouri State University to complete her Masters in Dietetics. Angie worked as a supervisor for the downtown Kansas City WIC clinic where she helped numerous children and mothers. She was engaged to John Kolbach on her 26th birthday, April 5, 2017.

On March 10, Angie was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of unknown primary. Her life was immediately turned upside down but her strength, wittiness, and incredible outlook on life triumphed throughout her battle. On July 20th, 2017, she entered the gates of Heaven and was greeted by her grandpa, Ray Hazel, her great-grandmothers, Anna Hass, Adell McKeown, and Lee Brasseur, her grandparents, Harold and Lois VandeBerg and her 3 unborn siblings.

Angie's life was full of family, friends, trips and her dog Kona. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and many who never met her in person but whose lives she changed in her writings throughout her battle.

Survivors include her fiancé, John Kolbach; her parents, Russ and Anita Hazel; her sisters, Jessica (Kyle) Paulson and Cassandra (Zack) DeBruin; her nieces and nephews, Aleigha, Charleanna and Conrad Paulson and Haizen and Anson DeBruin; her grandparents, Marcia Hazel, Darrel and Regina Beckman, and Joe and Dorie Kramer; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ,Sunday, July 23, 2017
Hudson Lutheran Church
702 Harris Street Hudson, South Dakota 57034

Prayer Service

4:00 PM ,Sunday, July 23, 2017
Hudson Lutheran Church
702 Harris Street Hudson, South Dakota 57034

Funeral Service

10:00 AM ,Monday, July 24, 2017
Hudson Lutheran Church
702 Harris Street Hudson, South Dakota 57034

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Paula Hammond (Van Meeteren) Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.

Todd & Linda Degen Jul 24 2017 12:00 AM

We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Angela has touched many lives, and you all can take comfort in her ability to have done that. She fought the good fight, and was an inspiration to many. God be with you in the coming days and weeks.

Jim & Joan (Fuzzy) Ahart Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Sharon Hustrulid and family.

Bob Hustrulid Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Angie was a very kind, loving young lady, and a joy to know. She always had a smile on her face and always a kind word.

Twyla Nielsen Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Doug Hoffman Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

We can't imagine the heartache your family is experiencing at this time. We wish you strength and know that you have some wonderful memories to keep Angie in your hearts forever. We hope you can find some peace knowing that Angie is no longer in pain.

With love,
Larry and Carmen

Larry and Carmen Wallander Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

Russ, You and your family are in our prayers, may God comfort you in this time of sorrow with the promise of everlasting life and all the blessing and memories Angela left you.

Glen Davis Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

First Grade Angel - July 22, 2017
Posted: July 22, 2017 | Last Revised: July 22, 2017

I was one of Angie's first grade teachers. I am looking at our Alcester-Hudson first grade class group picture of 1997-1998. I see a darling little girl with blonde shoulder length hair parted down the middle with bangs. She has the cutest smile and her eyes have a sparkle! Angie was fun and kind, that is why she had so many friends. I'm proud of Angie's accomplishments. She graduated from college and then received her Master's degree! No small feat!! She certainly was a gifted writer and shared her brave journey of her battle with cancer.
May you rest in peace Angie!

Life Story Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of the loss of your beautiful daughter Angela.May she rest in peace and not be in any more pain.You are wonderful people & great friends & neighbors.We will be thinking of you in the days ahead to come at this difficult time in your life.Remember the Lord is always with you.

Casey & Cindy Havelaar Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

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