Obituary for Hazel Adeline Walkenhorst (Wells)

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Hazel Adeline Walkenhorst (Wells)

Died: January 20, 2017

Walkenhorst (Wells) Hazel A., on January 20, 2017 at the age of 102. Loving wife of the late Charles Walkenhorst; Loving mother of Don (Nancy) Walkenhorst, Roger (Nancy) Walkenhorst, Doug Walkenhorst, Charlene (Craig) Fisher, Kim (Larry) Novak, and Dean (Josephine) Walkenhorst; Step-mother of Pat Windich and Charles Jr. “Bub” Walkenhorst; Loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 21. Hazel was preceded in death by her two parents Abram and Nancy Wells; Four brothers Dixon, Marion, Harlan and Kenneth Wells; One Sister Thelma Hunnington.

Hazel was married to Charlie Walkenhorst owner of Jennings Boats and Motors. They belonged to several boating Associations throughout the year including St Louis Boating Association on Riverview and Alton Boat Club. She enjoyed many years of cruising up and down the muddy Mississippi and Missouri River on the Chief ( their boat ), with family and friends. Hazel was a devoted mother and grandmother, taking a car full of grandchildren to the “Eagles Swim Club” almost daily in the summer while their parents worked. Hazel took yearly trips with her sister Thelma (Sis) and Sister-in-law Gladys and anyone who could attend to Six Flags and overnight at the Ramada Inn.

Some other attributes of Hazel:
Girls scout leader
Sunday School teacher (always the very young who loved her)
Tap dancer with UMCL tappers in nursing homes and varies events around St Louis with Gladys when they were in their “70s”
Volunteer at Christian Hospital in her late “80s”, early “90s”.
Breast cancer survivor
Parasailed in Porta Viarta when she was 88 years old.
Enjoyed a good lunch out with Anyone ; that would included a couple of wines or manhattans
Hazel was known and loved  from the East coast to the West coast through social media; for her love and passion for life, and romantic antics
“Everything in moderation”

This world is a better place because You were here.

Services: The Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center is caring for Hazel’s family. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall dr. St. Charles MO. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 10:00 a.m. at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Friedens Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 10:00 am -

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Friedens Cemetery


8941 N. Broadway, Baden, MO, 63137

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American Cancer Society

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Died: January 20, 2017

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Connie Elliott Peterson posted on1/23/17

Doug and Charlene- so sorry to hear about your mom. Sounds like she lived a long and Wonderful Life! My sympathy to you and your family.


Pam Goerss posted on1/23/17

I am so sorry to all of you on Grandma Hazel's passing. But she sure lived a long and wonderful life! I know how much she will be missed by everyone but I know she will always be with you. I am sorry that I couldn't come in for the funeral. I will be with you in spirit. Love, Pam


Kim Pruett posted on1/22/17

I remember Mrs Walkenhorst when I worked at Sun Auto. Always full of life and ready for anything. She loved her kids and grandkids. I remember she was so proud of driving to Chicago by herself! I have always remembered her and I am sorry for the loss. To me she lived a full life and was in great shape back then and I thought I hope I'm that vibrant at her age! God bless the family and carry them through this time.


Kathi Fry posted on1/22/17

Kim,may peace and comfort be with you and all of your family at this time .It was such a pleasure getting to know your mom through your eyes. I always loved sending Hazel a Birthday wish each year Love Kathi


Wanda Dunard posted on1/22/17

I only knew Hazel thru the eyes of a dear friend of mine and she loved her very much and as DD's friend I grew to love her as well. I will miss the videos of her and Bob that she posted. She surely will be missed by many people that she never got to meet. I believe that she lived a long and fulfilling life and you all were blessed to have her for as long as you did. GOD bless the family. R. I.P.Hazel... Dance with the Angels.


Keith and Evelyn Sarber posted on1/22/17

You have our deepest condolences


Ann Pappas posted on1/22/17

Kim so sorry for your loss. What a great inspiration your mother must have been to you all these years. I only wish that you didn't have the heart ❤️ ache of loosing her. I pray for your comfort at this time lady!


Pat McLaughlin posted on1/21/17

Thanks for the memories !!!


Vicki Guebert posted on1/21/17

Jo and Dean-So sorry to hear, my thoughts and prayers are with you . Love Vicki and family