Hazel Grace Lepic, 95, of Delavan, went home to be with her Savior on March 19, 2014. Hazel was born during a heavy snowstorm on March 16, 1919 to Ole and Nathalie Prestholdt. She graduated from Steinmetz High School in 1937, and later worked as a secretary. In 1946, she married Lester Lepic, a widower, and overnight became a mother to his children Wendell and Audrey. Their family of four expanded to include Elizabeth in 1947, and David in 1949.
Hazel was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Chicago for many years. After moving to Wisconsin in 1969, she became an active member at Calvary Community Church. After Lester’s death in 1974, Hazel went back to work and became known as the nicest school lunch-lady in Williams Bay. Later, she spent eight rewarding years working as a cook at the Christian League for the Handicapped. She had great love for all her “kids” and residents.
Hazel’s gift for hospitality created a home filled with love, laughter, stories, food, and flowers, which she shared willingly and often. She was a great encourager and listener, but most of all, she was known as a prayer warrior--prayer and devotion to her Lord permeated every aspect of her life.
She is survived by sons Wendell and David; niece, Kathy Prestholdt Luzar of Indiana; son-in-law, Kenneth Bergstedt of California; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, as well as many dear friends who will miss her very much.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lester, brother Clinton, sister Nathalie, daughters Elizabeth (Kenneth) Bergstedt and Audrey Westphal , her son-in-law Walter Westphal, and grandson Jeffery Westphal.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 24 at Calvary Community Church with Reverend Doug Anderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service. MONROE FUNERAL HOME, in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com.
Those who had the privilege to know Hazel—to call her mother, aunt, grandmother, or friend are very blessed indeed.