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Hazel Schwalm

Hazel Schwalm, age 76 of Midland, SD, died March 2, 2010, at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre.

Services were held Monday, March 8, at the Open Bible Standard Church in Midland with Pastor Randy Ellendorf officiating.

Music was provided by Marlis Doud. Ushers were Red Willoughby and Jerry Nemec. Pallberers were Ed Heeb, Gary Snook, Wylie Schwalm, Dick Nemec, David Flom and Mickey Daly.

Interment was in the Midland Cemetery.

Hazel E. Hanson was born December 23, 1933, in Midland, SD, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Dhaenen) Hanson. She grew up on a farm-ranch near Ottumwa, and received her education at a rural school in that area. Then she worked on her parents' farm-ranch for two years prior to attending high school in Midland, graduating in 1954. As a young lady she worked on the farm-ranch and helped raise her younger siblings.

Hazel was united in marriage to Calvin Schwalm on June 16, 1956, in Philip, SD. They made their home on a farm-ranch north of Midland all their married life. She enjoyed the outdoors, working on the ranch, putting up hay, feeding, and anything associated with raising cattle. Hazel cherished the time she spent with her only grandchild, Sami Schwalm.

Due to health reasons, she moved into the Highmore Healthcare Center in June 2008, where she has since resided.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Schwalm, Midland; a son, Joe Schwalm and his wife Julie, Midland; one grandchild, Sami Schwalm, Midland; three brothers, Bob Hanson and his wife, Joanne, Snohomish, WA, Don Hanson, Billings, MT, and Floyd Hanson, Pierre; one sister, Rose Marrington and her husband, Glen, Pierre; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Percy Hanson; and one sister, Shirley Hanson.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com