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December 14, 1923 – Thursday, August 23, 2012

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted,
Friday, August 31, 2012
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN
Thursday, August 30, 2012
5-8 P.M.

Hazel Christine Parten, age 88, of Winsted passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at St. Mary’s Care Center.

She was born on December 14, 1923 in Tyler, Minnesota the daughter of Hans W. & Karine Johnsen Nicholsen.

On September 22, 1949, Hazel C. Nicholsen and John A. Parten were joined in holy marriage in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

Hazel was formerly employed for many years as a legal secretary at The Genty Law Office in Winsted.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Hazel also belonged to The Winsted Legion Auxiliary.

Survived by a sister-in-law: Helen Parten of Hayward, Wisconsin; nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: John A. Parten on September 30, 2005, her parents, siblings: Terman, Marie, Julius, Edna and Signa.

Funeral services for Hazel Parten will be held on Friday, August 31st at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate.

Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30th from 5-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, August 31st at the Church one hour prior to services.

Honorary Casket Bearer will be Harold Nicholsen.

Casket Bearers will be Hans Nicholsen, Ralph Nicholsen, Harold Parten, Bob Parten, Jerry Parten and Bryan

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.
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6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Keith & Rhonda Yochem

    Wishing peace and comfort to all of Hazel’s family. It was a pleasure to have met her and spent time with her. She had a kind heart and was such a neat lady! Cherish the memories of your time together.

  2. Susan Ramirez

    Hazel, I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet you but my heart is with you as you are part of my family. May God Bless You

  3. Karen Rogge

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Hazel. Hazel’s sister Marie Schmidt was my Grandmother. I only remember visiting Hazel when I was a young child. God Bless you all and sending love.

    Jennifer and Kelsey (daughters)

  4. Rhonda Decker

    Your family is in my prayers. Hazel was a remarkable woman and a wonderful friend to me. She had many great stories. Blessed be her memory.

  5. Linda Sampson

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Hazel Parten. I was grateful to meet her as a young child. I only wish we could have gotten to know each other better over the years. I would be her sister, Marie’s, granddaughter. God Bless.

  6. Tom Genty

    Hazel was always kind, attentive and loving toward me and my siblings. She will forever be remembered and forever missed.


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