HENNEPIN —áHazel M. Weddell, 88, a resident of the LaSalle County Nursing Home, formerly of Hennepin, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at the LaSalle County Nursing Home.
Hazel was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Granville to Charles and Velma (Porter) Galiher. She married Richard C. Weddell Sr. Feb. 19, 1949, in Magnolia. Richard was the love of her life. They were married for 67 years before his passing in April of 2017.
Hazel attended McNabb Grade School and graduated from Magnolia Swaney High School in 1948. She worked in the OB department at Perry Memorial in Princeton, in the research department at Moews Seed Co. in Granville and at Illinois Valley Community Hospital before she retired.
She was a member of the Hennepin United Methodist Church, where she was active in many duties, including singing in the choir. Hazel was an EMT with the Hennepin Ambulance Service for several years. She was also an active member of the American Legion and was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award in 2012 by the village of Hennepin.
Hazel enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and early morning walks.
Her favorite motto was “every day is a good day, some are just better than others.”
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanne (Gary) Eich of Serena; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Lee Ann (late Richard) Weddell; and two sisters, Kathryn Selbrede of Peru and Betty Dzierzynski of Spring Valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; a son, Richard Weddell Jr. in November of 2018; and one brother and five sisters.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville with Pastor Deepak Holkar officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Hennepin.
Visitation will from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Honorary pallbearers will be Richard W. Weddell, Christopher Weddell, Aaron Weddell, Troy Eich, Jonathan Immel and Jay Borowski.
Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com.