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Hazel Bale,

Hazel Bale Hazel Bale, 101, of Fargo, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at ManorCare Health Services, Fargo, ND. Hazel Eleanor Bartow was born August 22, 1902, in Whittelsey, Wisconsin, daughter of William Hageman and Eliza Jane (Whiteaker) Bartow...

Hazel Bale

Hazel Bale, 101, of Fargo, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at ManorCare Health Services, Fargo, ND.

Hazel Eleanor Bartow was born August 22, 1902, in Whittelsey, Wisconsin, daughter of William Hageman and Eliza Jane (Whiteaker) Bartow. She moved to Slope County in 1910 where she attended high school and in 1928, graduated from Dickinson Normal School. Hazel taught school near Amidon, ND, and was appointed Deputy County Treasurer of Slope County and later was elected County Treasurer in 1941.

She married Stanley W. Bale in 1944, and moved to Mandan, ND, in 1949, where she was active in the Presbyterian Church. In 1955, she moved to Fargo with her husband and daughter, Jane, and continued to be active in the First Presbyterian Church. She taught Vacation Bible School and was active in the Women's Association. Hazel was also active in the YWCA for many years. She served as Secretary and President of the Alpha Gamma Rho Auxiliary. She was president of the Gamma Phi Beta Mother's Club and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Hazel was very active in 4-H and was a club leader for five years.

Hazel loved sewing, quilting, canning, and especially writing poetry. She could recite many poems she learned as a young girl and could still remember all the old songs. She loved singing and she loved a lively tune from the "old days." She loved playing bingo and had a real "sweet tooth."

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Hazel was a shy, quiet lady with a great smile and attitude who never was critical of anyone. She will be missed by her family and friends.

A special thanks to her caregiver, Jean Oberg, who was her companion for over eight years and made her days brighter. Also, thanks to the staff of ManorCare Health Services, where Hazel lived the past seven years.

Hazel is survived by her sisters, Jennie Tryggestad, Viroqua, Wisconsin; and Ruby St. John, Union, Oregon; daughter, Jane (James W.) Larson Emison, Deephaven, MN; step-grandchildren, Cathy (Brad) Stoick, Missoula, Montana; Elizabeth "Betsy" (Richard Holt) Emison, Poulsbo, WA; Tom (Joyce) Emison, Minnetonka, Minnesota; Bill (Tina) Emison, Plymouth, Minnesota; seven step-great grand children; and many nieces and nephews.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. Bale; sister, Grace Pfiefer, Bismarck, North Dakota; brothers, Claude, Orland, Edward, W. Theodore and Richard Bartow.

Memorials are preferred to First Presbyterian Church of Fargo, to help The Stephens Ministers in their work.

Funeral services: Monday, October 13, 2003 at 11:00 A.M., at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, ND.

Visitation: Sunday, October 12, 2003, from 4:30 - 6:30 P.M., at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.

Private interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon, North Dakota.

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