Hazel A. Heath, 96, Onamia

Hazel Heath

Hazel Adelle Heath, 96, Onamia, and formerly of Big Lake, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at the Mille Lacs Health System of Onamia, with her family by her side.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. There will be a Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m., led by Jed Zimmerman. Private interment will be at Big Lake Cemetery.
Hazel was born in Becker on Feb. 15,1917, to Frank J. “Joe” and Rosa belle “Rose” (Leverton) Borst, the third oldest of a family of 16 children. She grew up in Becker and when she left home, she worked cleaning homes and caring for children. On Dec. 6, 1939, she married Ronald Heath in Elk River. The couple lived in the Elk River area and then in Big Lake for over 55 years. She was a homemaker and also had various other jobs outside the home. The greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening, especially flowers, bird watching, fishing, playing cards and Scrabble, and reading. She lived a happy life, and will be greatly missed.
Hazel is survived by her daughters, Corrine (Gary) Bregenzer, Cookeville, Tenn.; Jane (Earl) Studanski, Big Lake; Carol Heath, Monticello;  six grandchildren;  two-great grandchildren;  and her sister Donna Johnson of Becker, the youngest of 16 siblings.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 37 years, Ronald;  son Arnold Heath;  sisters, Grace, Violet (Betty), Ivy Jane, Martha and June;  brothers, John (Bud), Don, Warren, Clyde, Cal, Glenn and Bruce, and two infant brothers.