Hazel E. A. Oldenburg - Rochester

A Celebration of Life for Hazel E. A. Oldenburg, 95, of Rochester, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Reverend William Otte officiating. Burial will be at Wilson Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Winona.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Hazel Emma Anne Oldenburg was born Dec. 26, 1916, in Wilson, to William and Mathilda (Bergmann) Oldenburg. Her Lord called her home on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital.

Hazel lived in Winona, Kellogg and on a farm near Kellogg. She later moved to a farm near Rochester in the early 1930's. She moved to Rochester in 1938 and worked for the Mayo Clinic for 35 years. She worked as a supervisor in General Service, and then with the Business Office at Desk E-1.

Hazel enjoyed flowers and gardening, traveling, fishing and playing the piano. Hazel loved animals, especially her dog, Tiny, and other dogs and enjoyed family visits. Hazel was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She sang in the choir and was a member of the Women of Trinity. After she retired, she volunteered at the church office in many different capacities.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, William (Carla) Oldenburg of Owatonna, Diane Fischer of Rochester, Elaine Oldenburg of Rochester, Gary (Pam) Oldenburg of Rochester, Rita (Father Mike) Molloy of Henderson, Nev., Glenn (Pat) Oldenburg of Clitheral, Minn., and Jeffrey (Esther) Oldenburg of Jackson; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Memorials can be directed to Missionary Lisa Oldenburg and the Eifert Scholarship Fund for Church Workers.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. 507-289-3600.