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Information for Kenneth Leland Hazen

19 July, 1920 - 27 May, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Kenneth Hazen

    Kenneth L. Hazen, 73, of Nampa, died on Friday, May 27, 1994 at his home from natural causes.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.  Pastor Erik R. Wilson Weiberg, pastor of the Nampa Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Kenneth L. Hazen was born on July 19, 1920, the son of Floyd and Lillie Hazen at Opportunity, NE.  He was reared and educated in Nebraska and graduated from high school in Burke, So. Dakota.  He served in the US Army during WW II with a tour of duty as a railroad engineer in the Philippines and Korea.  He married Evelyn Bertschinger on Sept. 17, 1944 in New Orleans, LA.  Following his honorable discharge from the Army in 1946 he and Evelyn made their home in Marsing.  In 1949 they moved to Kansas City, MO. so Kenneth could attend a watch making school.  In 1950 they moved to Nampa where they have since resided.  Kenneth began working for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1941 with a leave of absence during the War and in 1949.  He worked as a fireman and later as an engineer retiring in Dec. of 1981.  For the past 13 years he and Evelyn spent the winter months in their RV in Arizona.  He enjoyed fishing and traveling.  He was a member of the Nampa Trinity Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Nampa Elks Lodge #1389.
    Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Hazen, Nampa; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Roberta and Ronald McFadden, Boise, Suzanne and Dan Swindell, Nampa, and Judy Hazen, Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Elizabeth Hazen, Anchorage, AK; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Dean Hazen, Homedale, Robert and Ethel Hazen, Marsing, James and Lorraine Hazen, Boise, and Leslie and Shirley Hazen, Twin Falls, ID; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edythe Clark and Helen and Jesse Hiatt, all of Marsing; five grandsons, five granddaughters, a great grandson and a great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jarvis and Errol, a sister, Elsie Christiansen and a granddaughter, Dawn Michelle McFadden.  Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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