Hazel J. Farm, 98
Blue Earth – Services for Hazel J. Farm, age 98, of Blue Earth, formerly of East Chain, were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2011, at the East Chain?Evangelical Free Church, in East Chain. Burial followed in the East Chain?Evangelical Free Church Cemetery. Lakeview Funeral Home, in Fairmont assisted the family with the arrangements.
Hazel passed away on Jan. 31, 2011, at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Home, in Blue Earth.
Hazel Josephine (Healey) Farm was born July 14, 1912, in St. Croix Falls, Wis., the daughter of Fred and Minnie (Peters) Healey. She began her education in St. Croix Falls, and later moved with her family to Fairmont where she graduated from Fairmont High School.
On June 7, 1936, Hazel was united in marriage to Reynold Farm, in Fairmont. Together the couple made their home on the family farm near East Chain, where they were blessed with three children, Ronald, Berdell and Audrey.
Hazel worked as the display artist for Wallace’s Department Store. She also worked for the Fairmont Sentinel as the advertising graphics designer. After 35 years of working in commercial art, Hazel graduated from Mankato State University at the age of 58 with her Teachers Degree in Art. Hazel and Reynold then moved to Waconia, where Hazel worked at the High School and started the art program. After eight years, Hazel retired and the couple returned to the farm near East Chain. To keep busy, Hazel taught art in East Chain and Fairmont and also worked on various community art projects and taught advanced community art classes.
Hazel was actively involved in her Church, Women’s Group and her grandchildren’s activities. In her spare time, Hazel enjoyed gardening and listening to all kinds of music. She was well-known in the area for her “chalk talks” and paintings that she has done for many people and organizations. In the winter months, Hazel and Reynold enjoyed trips south. In 1995, Hazel entered the St. Luke’s Lutheran Home, in Blue Earth. Her zest for life and creative abilities will be greatly missed by those that loved her and called her friend.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ronald (Pat) Farm, of Big Lake, Berdell (Nan) Farm, of Memphis, Tenn., and Audrey (Rollo) Kiihn, of Bricelyn; 10 grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; as well as many extended family and friends.
Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Minnie Healey; husband, Reynold; one brother, Roy Healey; and one great-granddaughter, Alisha Pierce.