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Hazel M. Hammett
Hazel M. Hammett, 93, longtime Marinette area resident, passed away Tuesday, June 25 at St. Michael Hospital in Stevens Point.
Born Oct. 25, 1919 in Menominee to Phil and Mathilda (Brosig) Augustine, she graduated from the former Stephenson Training School in Marinette and married James A. Hammett on Aug. 12, 1939.
In her early life she devoted her time to raising her family and served as a leader for the Little River 4-H Club. She participated in the Community Homemakers Club and was a member of the Marinette County Writers, later the North Harbor Writers. For several years she served as the Superintendent of Writers for the Marinette County Fair. She enjoyed reading, writing, raising flowers, cooking, bicycling, attending concerts and in earlier years, dancing. She was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church Women and the Chappee Rapids Audubon Society.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane (Jerome) Kapla of Stevens Point and Judith Nasgovitz of Coleman; six granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; six sisters, Faye Winnekins, Violet Frank, Rosemary Risner, Thora Zeitler, Malva Berth and Phyllis Casper and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, on Dec. 27, 2011; a son-in-law, Michael Nasgovitz and a brother, Roy Augustine.
Friends called at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Marinette after 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church with Rev. William L. Bippus officiating. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested for St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.