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Hazel K. Bermel

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RANDOLPH — Funeral service for Hazel K. Bermel, 90, Randolph, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel, Norfolk, with Pastor Linda E. Mohr officiating.

Interment will be held at the Coleridge City Cemetery, Coleridge.

Casket Bearers will be Don Bermel, Jason Smith, Jesse Wright, Mike Wright, Nick Bermel, Melissa Guthmiller and Scott Guthmiller.

Honorary casket bearers will be Christine Wright, Joe Mason, Mark Bermel, Del Bermel, Edith Rohde, Shelby Beermann, Kyle Guthmiller, Monty Mason, Pat Baldwin, Rose Lusche and Sharon Cizek.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, also at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel, Norfolk.

Hazel died Oct. 9, 2021 at the Hillcrest Care Center, Laurel. She was born April 22, 1931, in Lynch, to Henry and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Wade. She attended grade school at a small country school in rural Lynch until the eighth grade. She married William “Bill” Bermel Sr. Feb. 4, 1954, at the Lutheran Church in Lynch.

After marriage, Hazel and Bill moved back to the family farm in rural Randolph, where they lived from 1954 until 2007. They operated their family dairy throughout those years, where they also farmed and raised other livestock. In 1976, Hazel began working at Sherwood Medical, Norfolk, until her retirement from there in 1995. She enjoyed living out on the farm and helping operate the dairy. She loved spending time with the neighbors, sometimes playing cards, mostly 10-point pitch. Sundays for Hazel and Bill were known as “Family Day,” where they would spend the day enjoying time with family and friends. They especially enjoyed eating at Jerry’s Hilltop, which to them was known as “Hazel’s second kitchen.” Most of all, Hazel loved to spend time with her grandchildren and playing hide and seek on the farm with them.

Survivors include children, Delores (James) Geu, Plainview; Bill Jr. (Christel) Bermel, South Sioux City; Mary Wright, Norfolk; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Gilbert (Cher) Bermel, Grand Island; Bob Armstead, Cozad; and sister-in-law, Kathy Bermel, Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Bill Bermel, Oct. 8, 2017; parents, Henry and Mary; granddaughter, Heather; grandsons, Heath, Jeremy, Colton and Kyle; great-grandson, Jonathan; and a great-great-granddaughter, Sawyer Rose. Siblings include Delbert, Robert and Mabel Maher and Luree Frisch.