Hazel Lucille Wilson was born to Joseph and Bertha (Wolf) Anton on September 3, 1930 in White Lake SD. She graduated from White Lake High School in 1948 and attended Notre Dame Academy and Dakota Wesleyan University. Hazel married John Wilson on September 12, 1949.
Hazel has lived most of her life in White Lake until she moved to Huron in 2003. She returned to White Lake in 2007 and moved to Sioux Falls in 2010 to be closer to family. She worked at the South Dakota Training School at Plankinton SD for many years. She worked at Aurora Brule Nursing Home after her retirement from the Training School.
Hazel loved socializing with children and grandchildren. She had many interests – reading, cooking, baking, sewing and gardening.
She was a member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake and Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls and the Red Hat Society.
Grateful for having shared her life are her five children: Jack (Sheryl) Wilson, Hurley SD, Randy (Darla) Wilson, Colman SD, Rob Wilson, Everett WA, Kathy Roti (Dennis Moldrem), Huron SD and Mary Engel, Sioux Falls SD; nine grandchildren: Casey (Carleen) Wilson, Cody (Jen) Wilson, Cullen (Michelle) Wilson, Travis (Karmen) Roti, Amber (Robbie) Moldrem, Tiffani Wuestewald, Rusty Toupal, Lacey (Brian) Toupal and Bridget Podhradsky; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Hoefert, Wessington Springs SD and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, one brother, Alvin, one sister, Carol Hettinger and two brothers-in-law, John Hettinger and Ray Hoefert.