Hazel HaarstadHazel Haarstad died on February 27, 2013 peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Hazel was born March 3, 1934 in Moorhead. She was the daughter of Ovean and Hazel Hite. Hazel was raised in rural Glyndon and attended school at a one-room school (#22 west) and at Averill, graduating from Glyndon High School. During that time she was active in her local 4H.
Hazel married Jim Haarstad on November 9, 1952. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Hazel was active in community activities including serving as president of Moorhead Mrs. Jaycees and teaching Sunday school and bible school at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. She worked as a paraprofessional for the Harbor School of Moorhead and for the Moorhead School System for 25 years. After she retired she became actively involved in Zion Lutheran Church on Franklin Lake where she spent many Tuesdays working with the quilters. She was also active in PEO and became a recent volunteer with Hospice of Red River Valley. Jim and Hazel spent many wonderful years enjoying their lake homes, first on Little Cormorant Lake and later on Pelican Lake, as well as their condo in Arizona. Hazel and Jim enjoyed their many frequent travels and visiting with family and friends.