Hazel Kurowski, age 90, passed away at her home on Sunday morning, December 18, 2011. Hazel was born in Kaukauna on April 21, 1921, daughter of the late Adolph and Leona (Miller) Blair. On September 24, 1938 she married Carl Kurowski at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay; Carl preceded her in death in 2006. Over the years, Hazel worked on the family farm, in various restaurants, doing home care, and in security at Ray-O-Vac. She was also very skilled at needle work, including crochet, embroidery, and latch-hooking.
She leaves behind three children: Fred Kurowski, Gene (Debra) Kurowski, and Wanda (Dave) Wyland all of Appleton; six grandchildren: Greg Kurowski, Jeff Kurowski, Wendy (Scott) Weinert, Gary (Judy) Wyland, Keith (Carissa) Wyland, and Shannon (Jason) Gaffney; a step-granddaughter: Jennifer Lappen; five great-grandchildren: Heather (Chad) Funk, Emily Weinert, Hannah Weinert, Alexis Gaffney, and Brady Gaffney; three step-great-grandchildren: Glenn (Danelle) Hoag, Andrew Hoag and his special friend Audra, Cody Streck, Angelica Lappen, and Ikeri Lappen; a great-great-granddaughter: Kirsten Funk; two step-great-grandchildren: Peyton and Finley; two sisters: Violet and Lorraine “Tootsie”; and a brother: Bud. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law: Christine Kurowski.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the funeral home chapel. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Hazel's friends and neighbors at John Fischer Manor. We will never forget the love and kindness shown to our mother.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911