Hazel Messerli, 100, of Maynard, died Sunday, at the Granite Falls Health Care Center. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Maynard Lutheran Church with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Hazel Messerli was born August 28, 1917 in Wang Township, Renville County to Christopher (CC) Hovda and Clarabelle (Johnson) Hovda. She grew up on the farm and attended rural School District 141, Maynard High School and St Cloud State Teachers College. On October 3, 1937 she married Virgil (Bud) Messerli. They lived in Maynard where she worked as a waitress in local cafes, for Hjalmer Weber's Drug Store and 17 years for the Olson Produce.
After the death of her father in 1958, she and her husband moved to her parent’s farm where she helped her husband with farming duties. She was a gardener and loved flowers which she shared with friends from her "Friendship Garden". She was a member of Maynard Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and was a member of the Ladies Aid and WELCA. She served as President and Past President of the Women's American Legion Auxiliary and the P.T.A.
She was a member of the Maynard Sr. Citizens Club, the Green Feather Whist Club and WELCA quilters. She became a resident of Granite Ridge Place in Granite Falls in September of 2006. She went to the Granite Hospital and Manor in July 2014 and resided at the Granite Falls Health Care Center until her passing.
She is survived by her son Douglas (Jane) Messerli of Coon Rapids, son-in-Law Robert Haubrick (Gunn Sandik) of Ramsey, five grandchildren, Kristi (Mike) Nelson of Elk River, Todd (Mary) Haubrick of Anoka, Don Messerli of Blaine, Tracy (Tim) Sorensen of Duluth, and Chris Messerli of Andover, nine great grandchildren: Ashley (Darren) Norberg, Jamie and Alexandra Messerli, Mike and Matt Sorensen, Hanna and Joseph Haubrick, Colin and Cate Messerli, two great, great grandchildren Isabelle and Elliana Castillo. She was preceded in death by her brother Chester, her parents, her husband Bud in 2003 and her daughter Barbara in 2006. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to the Maynard Lutheran Church.