Obituary for Donald George Hazen

Donald George Hazen

Birth Date: Jul. 13th, 1924
Date Passed: Jun. 15th, 2014


Donald George Hazen age 89, of Ravenna, MI died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Mercy General Health Partners. Donald was born on July 13, 1924 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late George Henry and Cecille A. (Lewis) Hazen. He married Eileen Audrey (Klacking) Hazen on October 19, 1948 in Angola, Indiana. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree and he later earned his Masters Degree from Western Michigan University. He was an Industrial Arts teacher for Ravenna Schools for 34 years receiving numerous awards with one being the 1984 Master Teacher of the Year Award in Industrial Arts Education. Donald was a Charter Member of the Ravenna Lions Club which started in 1954 and he had perfect attendance from the day he joined.  He was also a  Life Member of the American Legion Ravenna Post, Disable Veteran, Mason & Shriner 32nd Degree, Justice of the Peace for Ravenna for 13 years, Village Council, Mayor and Planning Board for 10 Years, Fireman & Fire Chief for 33 years, and member of the 4-H.  He loved spending time at the Hazen family farm in Falmouth, Michigan, and loved to fish and hunt, along with building things or working on one project or another. Donald is survived by his wife of 65 years: Eileen Hazen of Ravenna, 1 daughter: Marilyn E. Hazen of  San Antonio, Texas and 1 son: Tom (Dee Dee) Hazen of Ravenna, 3 grandsons: Christopher (Kelly) Brown of San Antonio, Texas, Wyatt Hazen and Trevor Hazen of Ravenna and 1 great grandchild: Taylor Elaine Brown of San Antonio, Texas.  In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by 1 daughter: Cheryl Ann Hazen, and 2 sisters: Margaret Nantelle and Maude Ann Hazen.  Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Ravenna American Legion Hall from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Burial will be in Ravenna Township Cemetery. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc to sign the online guestbooks. Memorials may be directed to: Ravenna American Legion, R.U.M.C. or Shriners Children’s Hospital. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511



2:00pm on Jul. 13th, 2014 at Ravenna American Legion
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Ravenna Township Cemetery
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