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Eileen Hazelbower

Jan. 20, 1952-Sept. 6, 2012

September 10, 2012
Minot Daily News

Eileen B. Hazelbower, 60, Minot, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in a Minot hospital.

Eileen Betty Nelson was born Jan. 20, 1952, the daughter of Alfred E. and Ruth J. (Gunderson) Nelson, in Minot, where she was raised and educated.

Eileen married Larry Haugen in June 1969 in Minot, where they made their home. From this union, three children were born: Troy, Mike and Michelle. They were later divorced.

Eileen married James Hazelbower in June 1994 in Savanna, Ill. They made their home in Savanna, where she worked as a CNA at a local nursing home. In 2005, they moved to Minot, where she worked as a CNA at Trinity Homes.

Eileen had an unwavering faith in God; she was a member of the Lighthouse Church in Minot.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as crocheting, camping and listening to music, especially Elvis Presley.

Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10

Surviving family includes: husband, James, Minot; son, Mike (Joanna) Haugen, Minot; daughter, Michelle (Tim) Engh, Minot; stepson, Jim Hazelbower Jr., Lanark, Ill.; grandchildren, Elia Haugen, Troy, Kiley and Adam Haugen and Roman Engh; brother, Harvey Nelson, Rugby; sisters, Bernice Erdman, Minot, and Mary Ballard, Minot; best friend for 46 years, Margaret (Galen) Weltikol; mother-in-law, Esther Haugen; sister-in-law, Sheri (Michael) Berglund; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Troy Haugen and Matthew Hazelbower; father-in-law, Roger Haugen; brothers-in-law, Harold Erdman and Lyle Haugen; and childhood friend, Diane Lee.

Funeral: Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Tuesday, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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