Oct. 17, 1919-Dec. 3, 2012
BALATON - Services for Hazel Bundy, 93, of Balaton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Balaton. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the United Methodist Church in Balaton. Burial will be at the Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler.
She passed away peacefully with the loving care of the staff from Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton on Dec. 3, 2012.
Hazel Marietta (Bennett) Bundy was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Arlington, S.D., to Harry and Pearl Elizabeth (Jones) Bennett. She was baptized at the Church of Christ in Arlington, S.D., and a member of the Congregational Church in Garvin. She worked at Douglas Aircraft in Chicago, Ill., during WWII. She moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1943 and worked as a cook at the Sioux Falls Air Base and then moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa, in 1946 and worked as a cook at The New Inn. Most of her life while working outside the home she was a cook or waitress.
She married Dean Bundy on March 25, 1959. They lived and farmed around Spirit Lake and Milford, Iowa, until 1966, then moved to rural Balaton where they continued to farm.
Hazel (Mom) loved to travel, go on mystery trips and would always comment on how much beauty we have in our world. She loved the smell of a soft spring rain; her flowers in bloom in the summer; the fall colors with birds gathering and fields ready to harvest; in the winter cuddling up in a blanket reading her books. Her greatest rewards in life were her family whom she loved very much. She will be missed dearly and as God calls us home one by one the chain begins to link again, she will be holding hands and hugging our loved ones already in heaven and this will be our comfort.
Survivors are Dean, her husband of 53 years; children, Pearl (and Red) Somers of Appleton, Roger (and Martha) of The Colony, Texas, Larry (and Linda) Webber of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Linda (and Jim) Julien of Garvin, Lola Webber-Bundy of Cottonwood, David (and Peggy) Bundy of Balaton, Jan (and Pat) Bundy of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jim (and Joan) Mitchell of Garvin, who has been like one of the children; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren; brothers in-law, Wilbur (and Gwen) Bundy of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Elmer Bundy of Estherville, Iowa; sisters-in-law Alice Blum of Manila, Iowa, and Rose (and Don) Wheeler of Balaton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Pearl Bennett; brothers Russell, Vance and Stanley Bennett, sisters Audrey Bye and Betty Mattern; grandsons Russell Somers, James Johnson and great-grandson Travis Franek.
SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR