PRINCETON — Hazel I. Eckberg, 99, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
Hazel was born April 8, 1914, on a farm north of Alpha, Minn., the daughter of W. A. and Lena (Lange) Wallace. She was united in marriage to Arthur Eckberg on Aug. 18, 1937, in Crown Point, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1986.
She attended Bowen and other one-room country grade schools, Manlius High School and graduated from Bureau Township High School with the Class of 1932. She was active in the Royal Neighbors of America and the Mothers of World War II in New Bedford. When she was younger she belonged to the Helping Hand Club in the Manlius area. She held various offices in these organizations.
As a young girl, Hazel was a member of the Methodist church in Walnut. She lived on various farms in the Bureau Township, Manlius, Thomas and Walnut area, finally settling in the New Bedford and Manlius area. She was a housewife and very active in many organizations.
She is survived by one son, William Eckberg of Dixon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister Fern; and one brother, Earl.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the with the Rev. Ron Eckberg, pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Erie, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in her memory to the Manlius Rescue Unit.
Condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.