Obituary of Hilda Marie Hazlett
Hilda Marie Schaarschmidt was born on February 6, 1942 in Carleton, Michigan. She was the middle child and only daughter born to Herman Albert and Lillian Mary (Haines) Schaarschmidt. Hilda spent her entire life in Carleton and attended Airport Community Schools. On her seventeenth birthday, February 6, 1959, Hilda wed Joseph Samuel Hazlett Jr., whom also shared her birthday. The couple enjoyed forty-four years of marriage and were blessed with two daughters.
As a young woman Hilda was employed as a beautician and worked alongside her mother at their family-owned salon which was right next door to their family-owned bakery in which her father worked. She later dedicated her life to tending to her parents, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Hilda was a member of the Rockwood Missionary Baptist Church and of the V.F.W. Post 4093 Ladies Auxiliary in Carleton. A talented crafter, she always had a knitting or plastic canvas project in the works. Hilda sometimes sold her creations at local craft shows alongside her daughter. Every Sunday the Hazlett family would gather to play card games including “Marbles”, a game invented by Hilda and her son-in-law Paul which is a mixture of Sorry and Parchessi with playing cards. She also enjoyed deer hunting with her husband and son in-law, Paul. Hilda frequently tuned into reruns of her favorite television program, “Little House on the Prairie”.
Hilda Marie Hazlett, age 80, of Carleton, Michigan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Her passing was preceded by her parents; husband: Joseph Hazlett Jr. in 2003; son in-law: Paul Denno in 1998; infant granddaughter: Tess Burkett; brother: Hilton Herman Schaarschmidt; and canine companions: sister Toy Poodles, “Peaches” and “Precious”.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her daughters: Mary Ranger and Terri (James) Buck; grandchildren: Trisha (Jason) Rennie, Joey (Lesa) Denno-Nowitzke, Ashley (Levi) Held, and Tim Buck; great grandchildren: Cheyenne, Cameron, Robbie, Aubree, Paitynn, Reagan, Kenneth, and Ryan; brother: Oran Harry (Carolyn) Schaarschmidt; sister in-law: Wilma Schaarschmidt; two nieces; two nephews; and feline friends: “Smokey” and “Tiger”.
Friends may gather on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 9:30am until 2:30pm at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe, 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. A Celebration of Hilda’s Life officiated by Chaplain Lisa Holdridge of Grass Lake Assembly of God will be held at 2:30pm also at Merkle’s followed by a procession to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle, Michigan.
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