Hazel Nancy Dallmann, age 84, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.
She was born April 18, 1924, in Dassel, the daughter of Edmond and Esther (Russell) Compton. Hazel grew up in the Dassel area, where she attended school.
She was united in marriage to Elmer “Bud” Dallmann April 30, 1942, in Minneapolis. The couple made their home in the Dassel area.
When Bud was sent overseas to fight during World War II, Hazel lived with her brother, Ed and Mavis Compton. After Bud returned from the war, the couple made their home and farmed in the Stockholm and Collinwood areas.
Hazel enjoyed the times that she spent with family and friends. She was a very talented seamstress, and sewed many garments for her daughters when they were kids. She was also a wonderful cook, who always made apple pies for her grandchildren. In addition, Bud and Hazel would take the produce from their vegetable garden to the Litchfield and Hutchinson farmers markets.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Elmer “Bud” Dallmann of Cokato; children, Bob and Joan Dallmann of Dassel, Nancy and Ralph Diers of Howard Lake, and Penny and Dick Mills of Victoria; nine grandchildren, Mark (Kelli) Dallmann, Mike (Laura) Mills, Matt (Sarah Peach) Mills, Greg (Jordan) Mills, Tom (Micki) Diers, Pam (Gene) Christensen, Heidi (Jonathan) Haapala, Amy (Robert) Nelson, and Ann (Sean) Dietel; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings Wallace (Judy) Compton of South Haven, Esther Klima of Cokato, Sadie (Lowell) Gillman of Cokato, and Betty Johnson of Kimball.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, David; her parents; sisters Alice, and Mildred Carlen; and brothers Robert Compton, and Edward Compton.
The funeral service took place Thursday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Dassel. The Rev. John Peterson officiated at the service, with the interment at the Dassel Cemetery. Soloist Jon Benson sang “In The Garden,” “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” and “How Great Thou Art,” accompanied by pianist LeRene Soderberg.
Visitation was Wednesday evening, March 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.
Casket bearers were Tom Diers, Mark Dallmann, Mike Mills, Matt Mills, Greg Mills, and Trevor Christensen.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.