Hazell Kutzler, age 81, of Glendive, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D.
A celebration of her life is planned for this summer and will be announced at a later date. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Hazel was born on August 28, 1935 in Bloomfield, the daughter of Lloyd and Garda (Egeness) Spencer. She lived on a farm near Bloomfield and attended 7 Mile School in that area. She and Chuck Tillman were the last kids to graduate from the 8th grade there. She attended Dawson County High School in Glendive, graduating with the class of 1953. Hazell was united in marriage to Harold Kutzler on November 6, 1953 in Glendive and they spent 63 years together.
Hazell worked at Montana Dakota Utilities until they started a family and then she became a stay-at-home mom. When the kids were older she started working at TAB Electronics, Inc. as a secretary. After 28 years of service at TAB she retired to work on her hobbies.
Hazell was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, a past member of the credit committee at Badlands Credit Union and a member of the Porcupine Quilters Group. She enjoyed ceramics, needlework, canning the produce from their gardens, family history and quilting. She especially enjoyed the twice a year quilt retreats she attended. Both her work in family history and her talent with quilting were shared with immediate and extended family. Some projects she combined the family history and quilting to create memory quilts with pictures and dates to be cherished forever.
Hazell was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Marvin Spencer; sister-in-law, Bev Spencer; sister-in-law, Loretta Spencer; granddaughter, Sara Hansen; and son-in-law, Faron Hansen.
She is survived by her husband, Harold and her daughters, Marilyn Kutzler and Peggy Hansen all of Glendive; her son, Ron Kutzler of Bismarck, N.D.; grandson, Trent Hansen of Glendive; granddaughter, Kayla Kutzler of Bismarck; two great-granddaughters, Bailee Stevens and Rebecca Christmann of Bismarck; and another great-grandchild to be born in 2017; her brother, Vernon Spencer; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.