Hazel M. (Zabel) Freiberg, 99, was called home by her Lord on September 24, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1914 near Wausau, Wisconsin and had lived in the Appleton area for over 50 years. She loved being a housewife and mother, enjoying cooking and baking, sewing, music, camping and traveling. Hazel was also a very accomplished vocalist. She had been an active member of both Faith and Grace Lutheran Churches in Appleton.
Hazel was greeted in the Heavens by her husband of 67 years, Orville Freiberg, her parents, Henry and Hulda (Semrow) Zabel, two brothers; Alfred and Marvin Zabel, a sister Mildred (Zabel) Wurtz, a son Michael A. Freiberg and a daughter-in-law Geraldine (LaFlex) Freiberg.
Loving survivors include her daughter, Linda (Freiberg) Wunderlich, two grandsons; Timothy and Daniel Wunderlich, a great-grandson, T.J. Wunderlich, and a great-great-granddaughter, Kendra Mae Wunderlich, all of Appleton.
Private family services for Hazel were held with Pastor Leon Knitt officiating. Burial will be in the Esterbrook Cemetery in Fond du Lac. Hazel's family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Pastor Leon Knitt and ALL the staff at Oakridge Gardens in Menasha. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Winnebago Lutheran Academy, 475 E. Merrill Ave, Fond du Lac.
Small and frail with a knowing smile
She said, “I'm going Home”.
Don't weep, don't wail, and don't mourn for me;
You see, “I'm going home”
Of course I know you'll miss me;
If I weren't so tired I'd stay.
But you see, my Lord has called me;
He came to Light my way.
“I'm going home”, my dear ones,
It's all as God has planned.
I really must be going,
He's here to take my hand.
“I'm going Home”
By, Linda Wunderlich
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.