Funeral Services for Grant W. Hazlett will be conducted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Loomis, Nebraska with Pastor Tom Thompson and Chaplain DeWane Dow officiating. Interment will be in the Moses Hill Cemetery in Phelps County, Nebraska with military honors provided by the Loomis Veterans Organization in conjunction with the U.S. Army National Guard Military Honors Team.
Grant Windsor Hazlett, 92 years of age, from Holdrege, (formerly of Loomis), passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Christian Homes Care Community at Holdrege. He was born on January 23, 1920, at Davenport, Iowa, the fourth of six children born to James C. and Lillian M. (Wikle) Hazlett. Grant grew up in Davenport, where he received his education. On February 10, 1941 he was inducted into the United States Army and served his country during World War II. As he was stationed at Camp Atlanta, Nebraska and the day before his deployment he married the love of his life, Irene Victoria Young on May 28, 1944. He was a decorated serviceman while based in Central Europe. Grant was honorably discharged from the Army on October 19, 1945. To this union two children were born: Carmen Irene and Thomas Fredrick.
Grant worked for Bill Anderson Plumbing in Holdrege for a few years after his time in the service and on February 19, 1948 he assumed duties as the Postmaster for the Loomis, Nebraska Post Office. Serving the community of Loomis would occupy Grant’s time until his retirement in 1979. Upon his retirement, Grant spent his free time driving the school bus for Loomis Public Schools and painting. He also enjoyed camping, bowling, blue rock shooting, and golfing. Grant was a member of the Loomis Evangelical Free Church, where he held several offices throughout the years. He was also a member of Boy Scouts of America Tri-Trail Council in North Platte, Nebraska, a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #338, the VFW; Grant served 30 years with the Loomis Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a past Fire Chief, active with various camping chapters, and was a past member of the Elks and Postmaster’s Organization.
Besides Grant’s parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Michelle Leigh Hazlett; three brothers: James C. Hazlett, Jr. and his wife, Ina, Duane L. Hazlett and William in infancy; two sisters: Donna Schroeder and her husband, Kenneth and Betty Lou Veach.
Grant leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Irene of 68 years of Holdrege; daughter, Carmen Limbach and her husband, Joe of Kearney, Nebraska; son, Tom Hazlett and his wife, Mim of Holdrege; seven grandchildren: David Limbach and his wife, Beth of Kearney, Tracy Hazlett and his wife, Sharyl of Columbus, Nebraska, Daniel Limbach of Kearney, Andrea Potthoff and her husband, Troy of Kearney, Donn Hazlett and his wife, Jamie of Holdrege, Ben Hazlett of Ashland, Nebraska and Sgt. Chris Limbach and his wife, Megan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; ten great-grandchildren: Taylor and Brock Madsen, Miles Hazlett, Timothy, Monykka, and Rebecca Hazlett, Morgan and Spencer Limbach, Delaney Limbach and Christian Limbach; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Grant’s memory and is kindly suggested to the Loomis Evangelical Free Church or the American Heart Association.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.