Hazel M. Rahn
Hazel M. Rahn, 84, of the town of Waupun, died Friday,
August 29, 2014 at her home.
Hazel was born February 28, 1930 on a farm on the Mackford
Prairie in Green Lake County the daughter of John and Agnes Merrill
Pattee. In 1948 Hazel graduated from
Waupun High School and continued her education at Dodge County Normal School in
Mayville where she received her teaching degree. Hazel taught in Randolph at Prairie View
School. On May 31, 1952 she married
LeRoy Rahn in Waupun. Following their
marriage they farmed near Randolph for five years and then moved near Waupun
where they farmed for 12 years. Hazel
and LeRoy were partners in Denzin and Rahn Manufacturing which later became
DERCO Manufacturing, located in the town of Waupun. In 1977 Hazel was selected as Waupun Area
Chamber of Commerce “Mother of the Year.” Hazel was an active member of
Union-Congregational Church in Waupun where she served on various committees.
Hazel is survived by five daughters: Marie Rahn of
Pardeeville, Diane (Steve) Harmsen of King George, VA, Nancy (Martin) Vander
Velde and their children, Stuart and Sydney of Wauwatosa, Jean Kok and her son,
Michael (Shannon) Kok of Reeseville, Lila (John) Buytendorp and their children,
Jack, Ben, and Katelin of Fond du Lac; a sister, Laura (Milton) Seibel of
Dotyville; a brother, Drew (Verabelle) Pattee of Fond du Lac; along with nieces
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy in 2007.
Funeral services for Hazel Rahn will be held Saturday,
September 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with
Rev. Jack Kraaz officiating. Burial will
follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.
Friends and relatives of Hazel Rahn may call on the family on Friday
from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home and on Saturday at the church
from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving
the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send