Hazel G. Loeffler, 89 of Waterloo, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born on February 19, 1925 in Waterloo, WI the daughter of Albert and Mathilda (Fischer) Meyer. She married Robert Loeffler on June 10, 1944 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church of Waterloo, and spent almost 70 years of marriage together. She and her husband were lifelong and active members of St. John's. The couple spent their married life together on the Loeffler family farm where Robert has lived 92 of his 95 years. Hazel took great joy in serving others; she was a loving and attentive caregiver, a tender daughter, doting mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. When her husband, children or grandchildren needed her in any way, she made herself available. Her other interests included cooking for holidays, antiquing, and later in life, studying genealogy - documenting the Loeffler and Meyer family histories. Above all, Hazel was a caring and devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by: her husband Robert Loeffler of Waterloo, children Gary (Barbara Pick) Loeffler of Marshall and Sharon Mercier of Cottage Grove; 3 grandchildren Scott Sphar, Jason Loeffler and Nathan (Tifany) Loeffler; great-grandson Blake Loeffler; and 2 sisters Florence Lange of Fort Atkinson and Verna Maier of Columbus. Hazel is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, twin sons in infancy Robert and Richard, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the attentive and tender care given by the staff at Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center.
A funeral service will be at 2:00PM Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church of Waterloo with the Rev. Thomas Wilsmann presiding. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00PM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Washington Cemetery in the Town of Portland.
Friday, May 9th, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church-Waterloo
Friday, May 9th, 2014, 2:00pm, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church-Waterloo