Hazel I. Brush

WINNEBAGO – Funeral services for Hazel I. Brush, 83, of Winnebago will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys officiating.

Hazel passed away Monday Jan. 21, 2013, at Parker Oaks Communities, in Winnebago. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Jan. 23, 2013, at Spencer-Owen Funeral home in Winnebago, and one hour before the services Thursday at the church.

Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com

Hazel I. Walterman was born March 5, 1929, daughter of Claus and Hazel (Ramey) Walterman in Grand Meadow, Minn. On July 22, 1951, she married Robert Brush. They made their lifelong home in Winnebago. Hazel will be remembered as a life-long caregiver. She worked as a nurse at the Winnebago Hospital until it closed in 1979; she then began working for St Luke’s Care Center in Blue Earth until her retirement.

Hazel is survived by her daughter, Nancy Owen of Winnebago; son, Bill Brush of Delavan; daughter, Laurie Efron and husband Mark of Golden Valley; granddaughter, Stephanie and her husband Bob Fitzgerald of Sheboygan Wis.; grandson, Corey Owen of Stokesdale, N.C.; three great-granddaughters; brother, Leland Walterman of Jackson; sisters, Edith Mae Sands and husband Ron of Alpha, Jean Henrichson and husband Brad of Blue Earth; sister in law, Mildred Yeager of Amboy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Bonnie Brush of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; brother, Leon; brother-in-law, Donald Yeager, and son-in-law Dennis Owen.