Updated: May 29, 2019
Funeral Home: Buettgen
Hazel J. Ewert, 83, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away at home, with her family present, after a long battle with cancer on Friday, May 24, 2019.
She was born on Aug. 24, 1935, in Chicago, where she met her husband, Richard, and they were happily married for 62 years until his death on Jan. 6, 2016.
Hazel was a very active member of the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was well-loved by everyone there.
She and Richard served as full-time pioneers for a couple of years because of their great love for Jehovah God and the work in helping others learn about the hope of God’s Kingdom.
Hazel is survived by her children, Richard (Diana) of Wisconsin Rapids, Roger (Lana) of Nekoosa, Robin (Linda) of Wisconsin Rapids, and Rhonda (Kent) Bowman of Arizona; grandchildren, Adrianne, Breanna, Matthew, Travis, Deedra, Joe, Emily, Amber; and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers, Emil (Dolly) Buffo of Florida, Don (Lorraine) Buffo of Necedah; and her sister, Betty Lesniak of Michigan.
Her smile and joy will be missed.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wisconsin Rapids, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. David Lay will officiate.
The John J. Buettgen Funeral Home/Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society of Wisconsin Rapids are assisting with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.HonorOne.com.