Hazel Eerdmans, age 91, of Cambridge died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 17, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 22nd at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Ned Eerdmans and Pastor Tom Porta officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Pease Cemetery.
Hazel Eerdmans was born April 10, 1921 near Pease, Minnesota to Klaas and Minnie (Kooistra) Zuidema. She was raised and attended school near Pease. On May 25, 1938 Hazel was united in marriage to Ted E. Eerdmans in Pease. They made their home near Milaca. In 1957 they moved to Cambridge. Hazel was known for her beautiful flower gardens and for her baking. She loved dogs and Charlie’ was her constant companion for the last several years. Hazel especially enjoyed having coffee time with her family and friends. She was a selfless person, putting others first, she genuinely cared for them. Her friends said she was a very good listener. Hazel was also a prayer warrior, faithfully remembering the people she loved.
Hazel Eerdmans died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 17, 2012 at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 7 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted; son, Ted Jr.; brother, Pete; and four sisters, Alice, Jennie, Bessie and Sue.
Hazel will be lovingly remembered by her son, Robert (Ann) Eerdmans of Isanti; three daughters, Marilyn (George) Ryon of Blaine, Mary Manselle of Cambridge, and Beth Ann (Nathan) Dietsche of Altoona, Wisconsin; daughter-in-law, Nancy Eerdmans of Preston;8 grandchildren,2 step grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren,and by many other relatives and friends.