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Hazel V. Carlson

Hazel V. Carlson

August 4, 2017

Hazel Virginia (Lindholm) Carlson passed away on August 04, 2017 at Dove Heath Care West with her five children at her bedside. She was born April 6, 1919 in Harris, MN to Esther and Charles Lindholm. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Harris. On September 20, 1941, she married Arnold (Arnie) Carlson; they were blessed with five children and celebrated 48 years of marriage. 

Hazel was an active and faithful member of Pinehurst Lutheran Church since 1954, where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, directed the youth music activities, was a member of the Ladies Aid and sang in the church choir well into her 80s. She encouraged her children to be involved in church activities and gave them a firm foundation in their faith by her example. Her strong Christian faith guided and sustained her throughout her long life. 

Hazel enjoyed being a Homemaker and poured her heart and soul into making it a happy place for her family, stressing kindness and honesty. Her greatest joys were being with her children and their families and her friends far and near. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing for the family, making quilts, oil painting, reading, singing, ceramics, and watching the Green Bay Packers, especially Brett Favre. She and Arnie loved to travel and were fortunate to have spent many weeks with friends in Hawaii and with their daughter, Sandi, and her family in Turkey numerous times. They also toured Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 

Hazel is survived by her 5 children, Richard (Kathy) of Eau Claire; Sandra (David) Acikalin Ward of Picayune, MS; Gary (Paulette) of Eleva; Dan (Sue) of Colfax; and Kathleen (John) Ayres of Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by her brother, Venzel Lindholm, of Chisago City, MN. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold; her parents; her sisters Evelyn Anderson and Violet Hokanson Olson and brothers Hardy and LeVance Lindholm

The family would like to express a sincere and most heartfelt thank you for the wonderful care our mother received from Visiting Angels, Mayo Home Health and Hospice and Dove Health Care West. 

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Pinehurst Lutheran Church, 3304 Fern Court, Eau Claire, at 11:00 am, with Pastor Paul Sullivan presiding.  Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. A light lunch will be served in the church basement following the service. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorials will be designated to Pinehurst Lutheran Church and Mayo Home Health and Hospice. 

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.


A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Pinehurst Lutheran Church, 3304 Fern Court, Eau Claire, at 11:00 am, with Pastor Paul Sullivan presiding. A light lunch will be served in the church basement following the service.