September 23, 1926 - May 19, 2021
Lois Ruth Hazan was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926 to Sarah and Leonard Koosed. By the time she was 30, Mom had married, had 4 children and helped her husband, Earl, build a house in Opportunity, Washington. Dad wired and painted; Mom stood on scaffolding two stories up and painted the outside. She cooked, canned, froze asparagus, planted a hedge of fragrant lilacs, and hosted parties with her famous pineapple cheesecake. She went back to college to earn her B.A. to begin a teaching career. She did it all...sewed her children's clothes; knit blankets and bonnets for great grandchildren, second cousins once or twice removed, once sending a complete layette to her daughter's college roommate in France. Her garden of forsythia, pink dahlias, and nicotiana in Rhode Island was unforgettable. Grandchildren coming to visit were signed up for sailing, swimming, and art classes. They swung in the hammock, rode the space trolley, and played at the beach under her watchful eye with Grandpa on hand to do the heavy lifting. She adored the circus....both Ringling Brothers and the circus of life, laughing when the boiling diapers on the stove overflowed and threatened the downstairs neighbors. Dad was frantic. She was unflappable. "One day,” she said, “we'll laugh at this." She was right. She and Dad had a marriage of equals. You could say she was a feminist before the movement; days before she died she was still reading history. Yet at heart she was domestic and loved her home, garden, and her kitchen for they were an abiding source of satisfaction, pleasure, solace, and a gift freely given. Who can forget the gleaming windows, the waxed floors, starched curtains, and the gorgeously clean and ordered Rhode Island house? Certainly not her grandchildren. She loved what she did and her work was love made visible. Sincerest gratitude is extended to the staffs of Emerald Bay Retirement Community in Hobart, Wisconsin and Unity Hospice of De Pere, Wisconsin for their professional and compassionate care. Special appreciation goes to Tena Lasnoski, who met Lois as a caregiver, but in time, became a member of the family. Predeceased by her loving husband, Earl, and her son, Bruce, she leaves three children: Sherri and husband Rich Heidel, David and wife Holly, Loryn and husband Charles Paxton; former daughters-in-law Lisa Hazan and Marcia Hazan; her adored grandchildren: Samantha, Daniel, Shana, Robert, Sam, Madeline, Jack, and Lance; great grandchildren: Isaac, Elynor, Henry, Jonah, Sloan, Kayla, Zachery, Isabelle, Miriam, and Mia; and many, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Missed by all, loved by many, many more. Funeral Sevice will be conducted by Rabbi Steigman at C’nesses Israel 222 South Baird Street at 12:00 P.M. on Monday, May 24, 2021. In keeping with Judaism, the provision of floral arrangements is not practiced. While donations of any kind are not expected nor necessary, any donations, if made, can be sent in Lois’ memory to the charity of the donor’s choice or to Congregation Cnesses Israel, 222 South Baird Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54301.
Lois Ruth Hazan was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926 to Sarah and Leonard Koosed. By the time she was 30, Mom had married, had 4 children and helped her husband, Earl, build a house in Opportunity, Washington. Dad wired and painted; Mom stood... View Obituary & Service Information
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