Hazel E. Malvitz, Elkhorn/formerly Fort Atkinson, WI

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

June 30, 1916 - September 18, 2017

Hazel E. Malvitz, 101, of Elkhorn, formerly of Fort Atkinson, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Lakeland Health Care Center. The former Hazel Stork was born June 30, 1916, in Richmond, daughter of the late William and Anna Stork. She married Harold Smith in Illinois in 1934; he preceded her in death in 1937. She later married Kenneth A. Malvitz in 1941, who passed away in 1999. Hazel had been employed at the Fireside for a few years, and at the former Larson Canning Company for over 20 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Hazel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson. Hazel was very fond of her doll collection. She took pride in making and sharing her delicious cookies. She also enjoyed ironing and cleaning. Hazel's favorite color was pink, and she loved to be adorned with ribbons and bows after opening gifts during the holidays. Most of all, she loved making people laugh and smile with her loving, fun personality. Even at 101 years old, she was able to use her humor to entertain those around her.

Surviving are her son, Dale (Linda) Malvitz of Elkhorn; eight grandchildren: Kim (Joe) Pangburn, Kory (Jerry) Garlock, Todd (Tricia) Hudson, Tim (Kim) Hudson, Troy Hudson, Mark (Stacey) Malvitz, Matt (Jamie) Malvitz, and Melissa (Tadd) Turnquist; and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Elaine Wenham of Fort Atkinson; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith; son-in-law, Bill Hudson; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Smith; her daughter, Judith Ann Hudson; two grandchildren, Travis Hudson and Kerry Smith; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson, with Pastor Bryan Engfer officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until time of service. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Lakeland Health Care Center. Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family. www.dunlapmemorialhome.com

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