Hazel Collins

Hazel Dorothy Collins, 95, of Cecil, Wisconsin peacefully passed away on June 13, 2021.

Hazel was born on February 12, 1926, to Roland and Julia (Micoley) Martineau in Spruce, Wisconsin. After graduating from Oconto Falls High School in 1944, she worked in Milwaukee followed by a long career at Seneca. There was a young man named Gordon Schaal that fell in love with the beautiful woman getting off a train that he and his sister Dort were on, returning from Milwaukee.  Hazel and Gordy were married not long after – going on to have three children, Doug, Pamela, and Dean.  After Gordy’s passing in 1973, Hazel married John Collins. After retiring from Seneca in 2004, Hazel spent her leisure time enjoying life at her home on the Oconto River feeding the birds in the summer and winters at her home in Florida.

Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Roland and Julia Martineau, brothers Jerry Martineau and John Martineau, Gordon Schaal, Doug Schaal and John Collins.  She is survived by Pamela (Thomas) Runge, Dean (Charmyn) Schaal and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Pam and Dean extend a special thank you to the Jason and Tara Parsons family for all the care, support and joy they gave to Hazel.  There are no events planned, as Hazel did not wish to have any funeral services.

Kuehl Funeral Home was honored to assist the family.


1 Comment

  1. Nancy Vandenput

    Dean and Pam i have such great memories of your mom. Your folks were my Aunt and Uncle and our life in Gillett included all of the Schaal brothers and sisters. My husband Don and i would play poker with your folks till wee hours of the morning at their river home and we would laugh so hard that my belly would be sore for days. Your dads face would give him away playing cards and your mom would lose it
    Once we decided to go fishing after an all nighter and your dad had to get the boat up that incline so he hooked it up to the riding lawn mower and part way up the lawn mowers front end went up in the air and your mom and us lost it. Sooooo funny !!! Laughter is still the best medicine. Hang onto your happy memories !!!


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