Hazel R. Schwerin

Hazel R. Schwerin, 93, of Sumner, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Susan Friedrich officiating.  Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery in Sumner.  Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 7th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumnerand for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church or the Sumner Public Library. 

Hazel Ruth, daughter of Arthur and Louisa Sieck Frisch, was born April 12, 1921, at Sumner, Iowa. She was baptized at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Sumner and received her education in the Banks Township #5 School in Fayette County. On April 8, 1951, she was united in marriage with Edwin E. Schwerin at the E.U.B. Church in Sumner.  The couple farmed in the Spring Fountain area, near Sumner and Hazel was a devoted housewife and mother. They moved to town in 1979, and following Edwin’s death in May of 1999, Hazel continued to live in their home until entering the Hillcrest Home in October of 2009. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, and enjoyed going to the library, gardening, and painting.

Hazel is survived by two sons, Douglas Arthur Luitjen of Houston, Texas and Randall Edwin (Carla) Schwerin of Sumner; one grandson, Roderick S. (Jeri) Luitjen, two great grandchildren, Kali Ona and Jobi Lee; and one step granddaughter, Leona Schlatter.

In addition to her husband, Hazel was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Eldon Frisch; and two sisters, Edna Gudzus and Elsie Bixby.


Sarah (Willers) Kusa on September 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM said:

Dear Randy and family,

I will always think of Hazel and Ed fondly. I remember being enchanted as a little girl with my Great Aunt Hazel's beautiful home and gardens. I loved that she was an artist, and I so admired her creativity and sense of beauty. She truly made the world a more beautiful place. What more can any of us hope to do in our lives?

Love and good thoughts to you,

Arlen Schwerin on July 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM said:

Randy and Doug, I will always remember your mother's gracious hosting whenever I came to visit. She was a beautiful lady and kept a beautiful home and always spoke so well about Uncle Ed.
Sue and Jack Fellenzer on July 8, 2014 at 10:25 AM said:

Dear Randy, Carla, and Doug: What a fun lady and super Aunt who will be dearly missed by many! I especially remember our "younger" years, visiting your beautiful farm... then later the wonderful yellow house in town. What a lovely home with wonderful gardens! Aunt Hazel always seemed to have a bit of mischief being concocted in her head, too... didn't she?! :-)
We are sorry we could not make it to the visitation and funeral... but know that we send our love to you all. She will live on, in our hearts.....
With Love,
Sue and Jack Fellenzer, Bella Vista, AR
Shelly T. on July 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM said:

My sincere condolences to you Randy for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Tina and Wilda Bark on July 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM said:

Hazel was a wonderful neighbor. Always friendly and she had a beautiful flower garden. We loved to chat with her when she was out in her yard. She will be missed. Our sympathy to Jim and his family.
Tammy Lanf on July 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM said:

My sympathies Randy and Carla and the entire Schwerin family on the loss of Randy ' s Mom.
Diane Weltner & Wendall Kueker on July 7, 2014 at 6:35 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Randy, Carla and family on the loss of your mother. May you find peach in knowing that she will live on in your hearts as you cherish your memories of her forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maxine Schwerin Owens on July 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM said:

Your Mom was always such a pretty lady and gracious hostess when we came for a visit. Our family has many pleasant memories of our visits. You are in my prayers.
elaine and john willers on July 6, 2014 at 4:32 PM said:

We have so many fond memories of Aunt Hazel and Uncle Ed too! May the Lord bless you, Randy, with peace and joy of her being with our Lord now. She was so beautiful and talented, with a great sense of humor too!
Karen Smith on July 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM said:

My deepest sympathy. Hazel was a beautiful woman full of many interesting stories. She always made me laugh. She took get pride in her appearance right down to her red finger nail polish. Thank you for allowing me to get to know her as an employee of Hillcrest. May Hazel Ruth (Karl of the Ritz gal) rest in peace!! God's Blessings to the family.....
Susan Schwerin on July 5, 2014 at 2:56 PM said:

Randy, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I hadn't seen her for years (just as I haven't seen you) but I always thought she was so lovely and talented. You're fortunate to have had her with you for a nice long time. You'll be in my prayers.
david willers on July 5, 2014 at 2:45 PM said:

Aunt Hazel, we are sad to see you go. I will always remember your pretty yellow house in town and your house on the farm. Love Dave from the grand kids of Lester & Bertha Schwerin in NC

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