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Janice Marie (Krall, Isabel) Hazelett, 74, of Washington, IA, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from complications of Pancreatic Cancer at the McCreedy Home in Washington.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from noon – 7 p.m. at the Beatty-Peterseim Funeral Home in Washington, where the family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow on Wednesday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Her body will be cremated following the service, as per her request, and a small graveside service will be held at a later date for family and close, personal friends at the West Branch Cemetery in West Branch, IA. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Riders or the American Cancer Society: Washington Relay For Life.
Jan was born on June 26, 1941, at her parents’ homesteader farm in Arlington, IA, in Fayette County. She was the daughter of Freddie and Ruby (Breitsprecher) Klingman and had two older brothers: Loy (Janis Schmidt) Klingman and Roger (Eileen) Klingman. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1959, attended Wartburg College for one year, and then transferred to Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she graduated with a degree in cosmetology.
On November 25, 1961, she married Richard Allen Krall of West Branch, IA; they settled down on a farm north of town and farmed side by side for 29 years until his death in 1990. She also operated Jan’s Beauty Shop for 33 years. They had two children: Mark (Marty) Krall of Solon, IA, (daughters Ashley and Camille); and Karina Krall of Atalissa, IA.
In 1992, she married William A. Isabel (“Isy”). They built a log home together and moved to their acreage outside of Atalissa just before he was killed in 1994.
On December 15, 2004, she married Paul G. Hazelett of Washington, IA, and relocated there, where she remained until her death. She had six step-children: Beth (Mike) Houseal of Wellman, IA; Susan Hyde of Pierston, IN; John (Teresa) Hazelett of Ainsworth, IA; Jeff (Kim) Hazelett of Washington, IA; Jim (Bridgett) Hazelett of Columbus, OH; and Jason Hazelett of Washington, IA.
A skilled farm wife and beautician, Jan also worked at several clerical jobs over the years, including at ACT, BP Feeds, City Carton Co., Sauer Danfoss, the Iowa City School District, Diehl Law Offices, and EBD (Engineered Building Design).
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, Bethany Lutheran Church in West Branch, and Peace Lutheran Church in Clayton, IA. She taught Bible School, sang in the choir, was a member of Luther League, held several church offices over the years, and was a Church Council member.
Jan was also a member of the West Branch Study Club (Federated), Pillars (WHCH gift shop volunteer), American Legion Auxiliary, and the American Legion Riders.
She enjoyed reading, watching TV/movies, gardening, animals (especially kitties), cooking/baking, pontooning on the Mississippi river, going to the Clayton cabin, playing cards/cribbage, traveling on the trike with Paul, eating ice cream, and shopping at the “GW Boutique.” She was known by her friends and family to be a hard-working, fun-loving woman with a zest for life.
She is survived by her husband Paul; all her children and step-children; two granddaughters, 23 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great grandchildren, and two step-great great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law Roger and Eileen Klingman of Nashua, IA; seven sisters-in-law including, Janis Schmitz (Loy Klingman) of Cedar Rapids, Barb (Chuck) Krall of West Branch, DeAnna (Larry) Lear of North Liberty, Barb (Jerry) Wood of Rochester, IA, Cathy (Bob) Isabel of Rochester, Betty (Jerold) Holt of Indianola, IA and Myrna (Don) Tappan of Leesburg, FL; one brother-in-law Bill Hazelett of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Ruby, her brother Loy, her first husband Dick, her second husband Isy, a nephew Brett Wood, and a niece Kathy Klingman.
Karina, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing.I know we have lost touch over the years, but I want you to know I am thinking of you and I am only an email or phone call away. Your mother was a fantastic woman and she will be missed dearly. She had a special smile that lit up her whole face. If you want to catch up, email me your phone number and I will give you a call. Take care, Amy
Amy (Tjernagel) Boevers Nov 3 2015 12:00 AM
Paul & families-Mark,Marty and girls and Karina, Jan was a very special lady.We had many laughs and also tears of sadness with her and our family. She will be greatly missed by all. Our deepest sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you and your families. Jerry, Barb and Doug Wood
Jerry, Barb and Doug Wood Oct 29 2015 12:00 AM
Mark and Karina, Thinking about all of you and your family at this time. Had wonderful memories of being neighbors, spending time at your home while mom got her hair done. Mom and I had a wonderful chat about your family. Our thoughts are with you
Brian DeAtley Ellyson Oct 29 2015 12:00 AM
A dear friend who will be missed. We go back many years from beauty school on thru, roommate, working together, many fun times spent on farm and Dick's fun and laughter. Korina and Mark she made her mark on many know it will be hard, keep all your memories close. Paul sorry to hear of loss as well you were there for her in many ways. Love to youall.
Carol and Dave DeLong Oct 27 2015 12:00 AM
Paul, Please accept Don and I's sympathy.What a pleasure it was to get to know both of you.Are prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.We will truly miss her smile and conversations we had.She is at peace now and will always be in your heart. Don and Shirley Brown
Shirley Brown Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
Deepest Sympathy with the loss of Jan, She was a beautiful women, strong, kind person.I will remember Jan fondly. You have many friends that are here for you.Deborah & Duane
Duane and Deborah Chalupa Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
Paul and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.Sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Jan Cassie &Trent Olson
Cassie and Trent Olson Oct 24 2015 12:00 AM
Mark and Karina, Since hearing of your mothers passing, I have spent a rainy day remembering very fond memories of days on the farm, and Mark and I getting into trouble for taking batting practice on Jan's peonie buds. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this very difficult time. She will be sorely missed by many. Randy
Randy Mather Oct 23 2015 12:00 AM
We enjoyed many motorcycle trips with her and Paul.Jan was a great lady and will be missed by many, her kind smile and fun for life is something we will always remember.
Rich and Tammy Crull Oct 23 2015 12:00 AM
Paul and family, We will miss Jan's smile her laugh and just sitting talking to her. She said she had lived, she had loved and she had a good life and in the end if that is what I can say I will think of Jan with a smile on my face and a smile in my heart. Thanking God I knew Jan and the words of wisdom she gave me so many times, she will truly be missed by her ALR Family, RIP and fly with the angels. Love, Dixie Young and Richard
Dixie Young Oct 23 2015 12:00 AM