Hazel Marie Swanger, 86, of Traer, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. Visitation was held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Overton Funeral Home, with a service at 11 a.m. and burial at Buckingham Cemetery.
Hazel was born May 25, 1925 in Waukon, IA. She received her education in the Waukon area and worked at the button factory and the hospital in Lansing, Iowa. On October 27, 1947 she married Stanley T. Swanger and they lived in Waterloo where she worked in the coffee shop at Super Value. In 1993 they moved to Traer where she continued to make her home after Stanley's death in 1996.
On August 5, 2009 she moved to the Sunrise Hill Care Center where her death came early Monday morning, May 14, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Hazel loved animals (especially dogs), doing word puzzles and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons Dwight and Jeffrey and a special friend Norma Ungs. She is survived by her son DeWayne (Mary) Swanger of Traer, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.