Nabben, Hazel (Runnestrand) (1911-1997)


Hazel Nabben, 85, of Plummer died Sunday, May 18, 1997 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home Chapel in Thief River Falls with Rev. Clarence Johnson officiating. Grace Hammer will be the organist, and she will sing “Amazing Grace” and “Old Rugged Cross”. The congregation will sing, “In the Sweet By & By”. Casketbearers will be Ferdinand Dehate, Art Hanson, Clarence Hanson, Ken Ose, Norris Trochman and Carl Berggren. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Adger Township, Marshall County.

Visitation will be held Wednesday at Green Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Hazel Runnestrand was born on August 29, 1911 the daughter of Henry and Clara (Tronnes) Runnestrand in Kratka Township, Pennington County. She attended school and grew to adulthood in the area. On October 20, 1937, she was united in marriage to Mathis Nabben in Mavie. The couple farmed in Adger Township, Marshall County until 1953 when they moved to the Plummer community. In 1974, Hazel began working for the Green Thumb in Plummer and worked there until her retirement in 1992.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for many years. Hazel enjoyed visiting with her family and friends and loved her dog, Coco.

She is survived by her brother, Roy Runnestrand of Thief River Falls; five sisters, Evelyn Schwartz, Cora Nabben, Lorraine (Orvis) Sletten all of Thief River Falls, Marilyn (Clarence) Sletten of Plummer and Arlene Hagen of Chester, MT; three sister-in-laws, Johanna Green of Grafton, ND, Adeline Moe of Thief River Falls and Josephine Dunbar of Milwaukee, WI; one brother-in-law, Victor Nabben of Grand Forks, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Lewis, Henry Jr. and Raymond; and one sister, Anne Runnestrand.

<Cheryl Srnsky

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