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Hazel M. Conklin, age 98, died on June 6, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna, MN. She was born June 15, 1918 in Larson, ND, to Fred and Bettie Daley. The family moved to Chisago City, MN when she was a small child. She graduated from Chisago City High School in 1936 and then attended a business school. She married her high school sweetheart, Lester Conklin on May 27, 1939. They lived in Minneapolis until they retired to Mesa, Arizona in the early 1970's. Lester died in 1997. Hazel moved to Owatonna in 2012 to be closer to her family. She lived at Countryside and then moved to Traditions II. Hazel worked at Honeywell for over 20 years. In retirement, the couple wintered in Arizona and during the summer months traveled in their Airstream all over the United States - often times enjoying the company of their children and grandchildren on their travels. Hazel loved the adventure of travel and was always looking forward to her next trip. In addition to her time traveling with her fellow Airstream enthusiasts, she also traveled to New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and made numerous trips to Europe with family. Hazel was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Mesa, AZ where she was involved in numerous women's activities and where she met many of her closest friends. Hazel's greatest joy was centered in the love she shared with her family. A true caregiver for all who needed her, Hazel was also the ultimate hostess and loved to share her exceptional cooking and baking talents with her family and friends. She is survived by her children; Sandra Fjalstad (Sherm) of Owatonna, and Robert Conklin (Sharon) of Hutchinson. Grandchildren; Lisa Kottke (Matt) of Owatonna, Jon Fjalstad (Carol) of Inver Grove Heights, Ericka Espe (Marty) of Duluth, and Melissa Gausmann (Peter) of Minnetonka. Great Grandchildren; Caleb Kottke (Maddy), Sarah Kottke, Molly and Jack Fjalstad, Clara, Jon and Annie Espe, and Conrad, Sam, and Lily Gausmann. She is also survived by cousin Charles Peterson and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lester, and sisters Helen Lonnes, Elvice Baron, and Lorraine Basich. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday June 11th at 3:00 PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Buegler officiating. Internment of ashes will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Garden in Chisago City, MN.

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