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Robert G. Hazen

May 6, 1927 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 92)

Bagley, WI

Robert G. Hazen, 92 of Bagley, WI died Thursday August 1, 2019 at home surrounded by his
family. Bob was born May 6, 1927 in Wauzeka, WI to Leslie and Mary (Geisler) Hazen. He
married Patricia Boylen on February 6, 1951. They were married for 68 years and had 6
children. Mike (Julie) Hazen - Prairie du Chien, WI, Kathy Larsen - Lancaster, WI, Jerry Hazen - Madison, WI, Karen (Kris) Moravits - Prairie du Chien, WI, Tom Hazen - Barneveld, WI, Mark Hazen - Cottage Grove, WI. Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia and their 6 children, along with his 11 grandchildren, Michelle (Jim) Dama, Melissa Moravits, Megan (Gary) Awe, Mandy (Brandon) Trier, Doug (Caitlin) Larsen, Leslie (Jimmy) Larsen Gallagher, Kayla, Jack, Tyler, Blake and Jacob Hazen, 7 great grandchildren Addison, William and Matthew Dama, Brooks, Brahm and Leighton Larsen and Cooper Trier.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Mary Hazen, his 4 siblings - George Hazen, Leslie Hazen Jr., Myra Lang and Adeiine Bartron and their spouses as well as his son-in-law Steven Larsen.

Bob graduated from Wauzeka High School on May 24, 1945 and left the next morning for the
Great Lakes Training Center. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WW II. He had
the opportunity to be on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2010. An experience
that he will always remember. Bob was a cheese maker and owned his own factory, the Spring
Brook Cheese Factory in Wauzeka, WI from 1953 - 1972. He then went to work at the 3M Co.
in Prairie du Chien, WI from 1972 until his retirement in 1989. Bob was a member of the Seeley
Onstine Am. Legion Post # 458 in Wauzeka, WI for 65 years. He also was a member of the West
Grant Lions Club for 43 years, serving as the Zone Chairman for 7 years. While a member of the
Lions club he received the state's highest Lion award the Melvin Jones award.

He was a good high school athlete and continued to play softball and basketball after
graduation, but his passion was passing on this love to his family and others. He coached little
league baseball and softball for all of his children. He also umpired and helped to run the
leagues and numerous softball tournaments at "Bush Park" and Mt. Hope over the years.

Bob and Pat enjoyed square dancing with many of their friends for many years. They were
fixtures at the music and sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He spent a lot of time sitting on the bleachers eating popcorn and enjoying a great game over the years.  He was also a tireless volunteer worker at many events in the community for 7 decades. Bob also served on the West Grant School Board for 2 terms, he was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in patch Grove where he was an usher and volunteered at the Food Pantry. Bob's proudest achievement was his loving family. His ultimate legacy was his example of tireless service and devotion to his family and community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. John's Catholic Church in Patch Grove, WI, Rev. John Meinholz officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Seeley-Onstine American Legion Post and the State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  Friends may call on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, WI, and at the church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. www.garrityfuneralhome.com

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