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Hazel Ruth Hoffmann Heaton

Hazel Ruth Hoffmann Heaton

Hazel Ruth Hoffmann Heaton of Bremerton, WA was born August 19,1931 in New Richmond, WI to Floyd William Hoffmann and Myrtle Cecilia Swygard Hoffmann. She was their 6th child and had five sisters and three brothers. Hazel was the granddaughter of the late John C. Hoffmann who pastored what is now the United Methodist Church in New Richmond in the late '20s and early '30s. She attended New Richmond Public school. She may be remembered as the hula dancer in her green tissue paper skirt with long dark wavy hair when she was a prize winner at the New Richmond Halloween party in the late '30s. In 1940, she moved with her family to Cumberland, WI. She and the late Duane (Burrhead) S. Heaton were neighbors there. He later moved to the state of Washington. Hazel graduated from Cumberland HS in 1949. When Duane returned to Cumberland, they became reacquainted, married on August 26, 1950, lived in St. Paul, MN for a short time, and then moved to Washington state. Hazel also may be remembered as one of the Hoffmann girls who worked at the Isle Theater in Cumberland after Margy and Dorothy, and before Linda. Hazel passed away on July 16, 2016. Memorial services were held for her at Sylvan Way Baptist Church in Bremerton and at Duke's in Oakdale, MN. Her ashes were spread in a ceremony on Puget Sound. She is survived by Dorothy Brisbin of St. Paul, Paul (Darlene) Hoffmann of Roseville, Linda Facklam of Oakdale, all in MN; Fran (Floyd) Hoffmann of Erie, PA., many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and three great great nieces. Hazel will be remembered with siblings Charlene, Dr. John, Bertine, Margy and Floyd (Bub) at a family reunion on Sunday, July 22nd at the American Legion barracks in Cumberland. An open house will be held after 6 pm for neighbors, friends and classmates.