Hazel C. Muskopf, nee Dickerson, 90, of Marissa, IL, born August 17, 1924 in Carbon Hill, Ala, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL. She was a retired garment factory worker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL; the First United Methodist Women’s Club also in Marissa, IL and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union since 1958.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred William Muskopf whom she married on March 14, 1953 in Chester, IL and who died on December 4, 1984; and her parents; Edgar Bates Dickerson and Mary Etta (Turpin) Reinhardt.
She is survived by her 7 children – Jim (Sharon) Seiber of Marissa, IL, Shirley Bridges of Wildomar, CA, Judy Carter of Wildomar, CA, Joan Duncan of New Athens, IL, Vicky (Cliff) Price of Red Bud, IL, Betty Middendorf of Marissa, IL and Mary (Buster) Kirkpatrick of Marissa, IL; 24 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made instead to the First United Methodist Church of Marissa, IL or to Hospice of Southern Illinois – Orange South.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL with Rev. Rebecca Williams officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in Baldwin City Cemetery, Baldwin, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements
Hazel was a very funny lady. I have many great memories of Hazel. She was a wonderful grandma and mother. I remember being at her house in Red Bud and helping her clean. Wow I had never seen a person clean like Hazel. She removed the drawers of the dressers and dusted in side the dresser. Tipped furniture upside down. She was an awesome person. So glad I got to know Hazel.
Posted by: chris fay – greeley, CO – friend Oct 15, 2014
Hazel always made me laugh she was very special, she will be missed
Posted by: terri hillyard dobyns – Sparta, IL – friend Oct 15, 2014
Sure sorry to hear of Hazel’s passing. You all have our sympathy.
Posted by: Bev and Stan Lewis – Marissa, IL – Friend Oct 16, 2014
I sure have alot of fond memories of Hazel. When my sister, Tina and I were kids she would come to Tilden to visit our family, My Mom, Bonnie, Grandparents, Jo & Cliff, Uncle Bob, and Great Grandma, Ern we would all have such a good time. I remember coming to Baldwin for visits too. She was a very special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by: Denise (Bottino) Dorf – Tilden, IL – Friends Oct 18, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Hazels passing. She worked with my mother Vivian, and she was a good friend of hers. We always had lots of laughs when she would stop by and visit. May she rest in peace, God be with the family.
Posted by: Marilyn Lea – summerville, GA – friend Oct 21, 2014
I remember her as such a funny lady. I do remember her son Jimmy and Mary. We were all related through my Great Uncle Theodore Muskopf and my Grandmother Theresa Muskopf Esselborn. We had some fun summer days in Red Bud. She will be missed.
Posted by: Carol Esselborn Fivecoat – Saint Charles, MO – She would be my cousin. Dec 01, 2014