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Hazel Franseen (nee Wishau), age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at home.

Hazel was born November 29, 1930 to the late Arkley and Esther Wishau. Hazel married Oscar “Jerry” Franseen on May 15, 1953. They raised their family in Racine, Wisconsin and lived there until 1993, then moved to retirement home on Dunham Lake in Burnett County in the spring of 1993.

Hazel was an alumni of UW-La Crosse, taught at Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee and Milwaukee Lincoln High School. She was an active member and held positions as a local and state officer of DARE and the Mayflower Association. Hazel loved her flower gardens, studying genealogy and traveling throughout USA, Hawaii, Alaska and Ireland. She enjoyed the Siren Lioness and knitting mittens for the mitten tree.

She is survived by her husband Oscar and sons whom were her pride and joy David (Julie) and Eric (Tracy); grandchildren Kristin, Jenna, Kyle and Kysa; her sister Elaine; brothers John, David and William.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Arkley, Jr., sister Betty Wishau Larson; infant granddaughter Michelle Franseen.

A private family service will be held. Memorials are preferred to Regional Hospice 819 Ash Street Spooner, Wisconsin 54801. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at