Hazel Gertrude Musfelt, aged 89, passed away peacefully at her home on November 6, 2019. Hazel was born April 8th, 1930, to Henry Horace Hathorn and Martha Edith Burge at Valentine, Nebraska.
She lived in Irwin, Nebraska and spent much time playing with her siblings on or near the lake. Her father worked for the railroad and she would tell how she loved to ride the train to Valentine or Gordon.
She attended Gordon High School where she met and fell in love with James Eldon Musfelt. They married in 1947 and homesteaded on a 2000-acre ranch east of Gordon. They were both quite industrious raising cattle, hogs, chickens and dairy cows. Hazel kept busy with a large garden, canning, caring for livestock, and housework. Together Eldon and Hazel raised four children-3 girls and 1 boy.
Hazel was an active member of the Lutheran Church in Gordon. She worked part time when her children were grown and was a blessing to many. Hazel was a good wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother! She was a sweet and generous person; touched many lives and will be greatly missed!
She is preceded in death by 3 brother 4 sisters; her husband Eldon and son James Elden Musfelt Jr.
Hazel leaves behind daughters: Connie Lou Schwarting, Diana Lee Coats, and Beverly Irene Pierce. Also, Hazel is survived by 16 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
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