PRINCETON – Hazel I. Eckberg, 99, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
Hazel was born April 8, 1914, on a farm north of Alpha, Minn., the daughter of W.A. and Lena (Lange) Wallace. She was united in marriage to Arthur Eckberg on Aug. 18, 1937, in Crown Point, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Hazel attended Bowen and other one-room country grade schools, Manlius High School, and graduated from Bureau Township High School with the class of 1932. She was active in the Royal Neighbors of America and the Mothers of World War II in New Bedford. When she was younger, she belonged to the Helping Hand Club in the Manlius area. She held various offices in these organizations.
As a young girl, Hazel was a member of the Methodist Church in Walnut. She lived on various farms in the Bureau Township, Manlius, Thomas, and Walnut area, finally settling in the New Bedford and Manlius area. She was a housewife, and very active in many organizations.
She is survived by one son, William Eckberg of Dixon.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Fern; and one brother, Earl.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ron Eckberg, pastor of Evangelical Free Church of Erie, officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Manlius Rescue Unit.
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