Obituary of William "Bill" Howard Hazlett
William Howard Hazlett was born in Saline, Michigan on May 28, 1944. He was one of three children born from the union of the late Joseph Howard Hazlett and the late Dorothy Mae (Westcott) Hazlett. Bill attended Dundee Community Schools graduating with the Class of 1962.
For fifteen years, Bill, would care for the needs of his family while working as a custodian for Ford Motor Company. He then took employment at Killians Liberty Sand as a heavy equipment operator driving a front-end loader for many years.
Bill was well known for his generosity. Even when poor health got the best of him, by being on a fixed income, Bill still found a way to give freely of his resources to many different charities. It was said that he would even give the shirt off his back to someone in need.
More than anything Bill loved spending time with family. He enjoyed get togethers and loved having everyone over for cookouts. Although, Bill himself wasn’t much the cook he enjoyed good cooking just the same and enjoyed visiting local restaurants.
Bill was proud of his Native American heritage and collected many trinkets over the years. He also had a passion for horses, and could often be found mowing his lawn another favorite pastime.
William “Bill” Howard Hazlett, age 75, of Dundee passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. In addition to his parents, Bill’s passing was preceded by a beloved son: Billy Hazlett in 1989; and a brother Joseph Hazlett.
To cherish his memory he leaves two daughters: Sheila M. Hazlett of Dundee and Vickie Hazlett-Grant (Todd) of Manchester; a son: Bobby (Charlene) Hazlett of Monroe; one sister: Joanne Kennedy; six grandchildren: Mark Alyn Bundy Jr., Nicole (David) Libstorff, Scott (Jenn) Bundy, David Northam, Steve (Christine) Wilkinson, and Ryan (Bree) Hazlett; three step grandchildren: Typhanny White, Taylor White, and Tiara (Branson) Thornburg; and thirteen great grandchildren.
Friends may gather from 10:00am until 2:00pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street (734) 529-3156. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm also at Merkle’s.
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