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Sargent, Hazel A. (Willerton) 1894-1989


Posted By: Terry Sargent (email)
Date: 12/9/2010 at 02:55:08

Hazel Alleen Willerton Sargent, 94, was born at North Platte, Nebraska on July 28, 1894 to Robert and Mary Hopp Willerton. When 6 months old she went with her parents to a farm east of Arlington, Iowa. She was married to Leon Leroy Sargent on November 15, 1917 at a Cedar Rapids Methodist Church. They bought the home farm and lived there until they sold it and bought a farm near Strawberry Point. Leon died of cancer in 1950. Hazel took care of her mother and father until they both died, then rented the farm and bought a small house in Strawberry Point. She spent 3 winters in Texas with her son and wife, Max and Pat. Hazel sold the farm and her house in town to move to Texas to spend the rest of her life with son and wife. Hazel and her brother, Dean, were baptized by Rev. Hoskyn at her parent’s home in Arlington. She belonged to the United Methodist Women and participated as long as she was able. She also belonged to the Royal Neighbors of America. In 1979 she made her home in Texas with her son and wife, Max and Pat Sargent. She had been in the Forrest hill Nursing Center since September 15, 1988 in Fort Worth, Texas. She past away March 5, 1989. She is survived by one son, Max Sargent and wife Pat, Everman, Texas and one brother, Dean Willerton and wife Dorothy, Los Angeles, California. Hazel was preceded in death by an infant son, husband, Leon Sargent, brother Paul who died while serving in the Navy and her parents. Pallbearers were Bud Opperman, Ken Willie, Bud Schuchmann, Harold Ward, Leonard Gamm, and Donald Baumgartner. Honorary Pallbearers were Ken LeMasters, Mike Cunningham and James Hamilton. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 1989, at Roberson Funeral Home with Rev. Leland Webb officiating. Interment was at the Strawberry Point Cemetery. Roberson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The obituary and requests were written by Hazel preceding her death. Hazel requested the flowers to be arranged by Marion Schuchmann and Gladys Ward. “In the Garden” to be sung by Virginia Behrens and “Sunrise, Sunset” sung by Mrs. Kohl and a request for Bill Walker to sing a song of his choice. Alma Sargent to look after lunch.

Source: Obituary courtesy of Joan Patterson

Note: the obit of her infant son Hugh LeRoy is posted on the Fayette Obituary board:

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