Published on -7/6/2014, 6:50 PM
Hazel Dick, 101, Hays, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Hays.
She was born July 18, 1912, in Fairmont, Minn., to John F. and Effie (Hengen) Haeckel. She was a graduate of Fairmont High School and worked in Minneapolis, Minn.
She married Orle Dick on April 2, 1940. He preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1986.
In 1988, she moved to Hays from the farm in Rice County, where she and her husband raised their family.
She enjoyed walking in downtown Hays, visiting local businesses and delivering homemade cookies. She enjoyed music, attending concerts and performances. She always had music playing while sitting at her loom weaving the rugs she gave to friends and organizations. After taking a workshop through the art department at Fort Hays State University, she became part of a small group of local artists and created her own paintings.
She was active in her church, the Hays Public Library, the Hays Arts Council, PEO and the Kansas Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara James and husband, Don, Burlington, N.C., Joan Phelps, Japan, Ann Staab and husband, Leon, Hays, Mary Reel and husband, Rod, Carlton; a daughter-in-law, Marium, Wichita; a sister, Helen McCleary, Florida; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John; five brothers, Ray, Warren, John, James, Joe Haeckel; three sisters, Fay Bula, Florence Muir, Jean Reitkerk.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; inurnment will be at a later date in Lyons City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Hays Arts Council, the Hays Public Library or the Capuchin Fanciscans of Mid-America.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.