Hazel Ruth Scheitel, 87, of Rochester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Seasons Hospice.
Hazel was born November 2, 1933 in Deerfield Twp, Steele County, Minnesota to Carl and Elsie (Rafoth) Beese. She was a 1950 graduate of Medford High School and went on to Mankato State before finishing up at St. Marys School of Nursing in 1955. Hazel spent her entire working career as a registered nurse and retired in 1995. On July 3, 1955, Hazel married Marvin Scheitel in Medford. Marvin and Hazel raised their family in Byron, MN. Hazel was a faithful church member all her life. She enjoyed becoming more involved with Bible studies and church circles after she retired. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading non-fiction novels. She enjoyed knitting and also crocheted afghans for her entire family. Mowing the lawn and blowing snow were enjoyable -- as was watching Minnesota sports on TV. Hazel had a passion for music from a young age. She learned to play piano from her mother; in turn she also taught both Joyce and Mark to play and music has been an important part of both of their lives. Hazel was the true matriarch of her family, the caregiver to everyone, ahead of her time and was always supportive and encouraging to her family.
Hazel is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Ian) Graue; son, Mark (Sidna) Scheitel; grandchildren, Stephanie (Nathan) Rauh, Jenna (Cory) Scheitel, Marianne (Sam) Kerski, Theodore Scheitel, Andrew (Sarah) Graue, Catherine (Lincoln Quilliam) Graue, Thomas (Mei-Lin) Graue; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, David, Kiara, Lucy and Joseph Rauh. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; sisters, Veva Baden and Lois Lamb; infant brother, Carlton and by her parents.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Frontage Rd. NW, Byron, MN 55920. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service. Pastor David Berg will be officiating with burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ELCA World Hunger or to Seasons Hospice. Due to Covid-19, social distancing will be observed and masks will be required. The funeral service will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/x4i1X0xDMVA You are requested to pre-register for the service here https://selfservice.na.rapidbiz.com/cloud/login.do?mode=loadLoginScreen&appId=99&orgId=28&screenName=Form%20Screen%20Funeral as there is a limit of 130 in the sanctuary. There is no need to register for the service if you listen to it in the church parking lot. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Scheitel family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Byron, Minnesota 55920
Byron, Minnesota 55920
Dear Sidna and Mark, Our thought and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of your Mom.Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Hazel Ruth Scheitel by Tuan and Loan Nguyen.