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.