Hazel Caroline Congdon

November 23, 1939 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 80)


Hazel C. Congdon, 80, of Fort Atkinson, WI passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Sylvan Crossing in Jefferson.

Hazel was born on November 23, 1939 in Whitewater, WI the daughter of Arthur & Myrtle (Gurlof) Koch. She was baptized in to the Catholic Church and her faith stayed with her throughout her life. She married David Congdon on May 8, 1965 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Whitewater, WI. The Lord blessed David and Hazel’s marriage with two children, Gary and Mary. Hazel and David would go on to enjoy 27 years of marriage together until his death in 1992. Hazel was a foundry worker for the majority of her working career.  For leisure, Hazel loved to play cards as well as Bingo and also enjoyed cooking and gardening. She had a straightforward and honest personality. She was frank and told it like it was. Hazel was a good mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family and her family will miss her dearly.

Hazel is survived by: her daughter, Mary (Tom) McCrary; her son, Gary Congdon; her grandchildren, Ashley Congdon, and David (Beth) McCrary; her great-grandchildren, Isabella, John, Paisley, Alice and Olivia; and her siblings-in law, Romalle Koch, Richard Congdon, and Catherine MacKenzie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, David, and 4 siblings.

Hazel will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra during a private family service.

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