January 2, 2023
Hazel Louise Decker, age 84 of Monticello, formerly of Paynesville passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023. She was born June 20, 1938, to Martin and Hazel (McAlpine) Wurm in Maple Lake, Minnesota.
Hazel grew up in Maple Lake graduating from Maple Lake High School with the class of 1956.
She made her career with General Motors and retired after 32 years of employment in 2004. She and her husband Allen lived in Kokomo, Indiana until retirement when they moved to Paynesville, Minnesota.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Allen; parents Martin and Hazel Wurm; siblings Agnes (Sylvester) Piram, Grace (Leo) Rasset, Tom (Margaret) Wurm, Tim (Marie) Wurm, Sister Betty Wurm, Mary (William) Jandro, Roy Wurm, Maxine (Leonard) Schaust; brothers-in-law Richard Smith, Wayne Jude, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her siblings Eloise Smith, James (Marlene) Wurm, Arlene Jude; sister-in-law Ann Cruikshank; stepdaughter Deborah (Jay) Gillis; step grandchildren Patrick, Meghan, Shawn and Caitlin; as well as many nieces, nephews; great nieces and great nephews; friends and extended family.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minnesota. Gathering of family and friends took place in the church parish center from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Friday prior to the Mass. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.