Hazel June Brown

Feb 16, 2020
Brown, Hazel Crop


10:30 AM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home.


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to UnityPoint Hospice or Allen College.


Hazel June Brown, 92, of Waterloo, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at her home.

She was born August 10, 1927, in Waterloo, daughter of Clarence and Norma Eimers Newville. Hazel graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1944. She married Cecil Brown November 29, 1954 in Elk Point, South Dakota; he died September 24, 1985.

Hazel had worked for Hawkeye Steel and John Deere.

Hazel was a professional volunteer. Hazel volunteered at Allen Hospital throughout the hospital including the gift shop five days a week for 26 years. She was the past president of the Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She also was the recipient of the Mayor's Volunteer Award.

Hazel is survived by four daughters, Amy (Terry) Root, Nancy (Jack) Markussen, Peggy (Garry) Miller‚ and Sarah (Chuck) Yagla, all of Waterloo; two sons, Art Brown of Clairmont‚ and Lee (Cindie) Brown of Waterloo; daughter-in-law, Vera Brown of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Frank Brown; one grandson, Stacey Brown; one great-granddaughter, Whitley Brown; three brothers, Darrell, Lewis, and Clarence Newville; and sister, Virginia Krause.

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  1. Mary Henning | Feb 20, 2020

    Please accept our condolences and know that the Krause girls' annual visit was always memorable even if it was just getting Aunt Hazel's favorite cupcake, wedding cake, and listening to her stories.  Her sharp wit and gracious manner will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.  We love you!  Rest in Peace Aunt Hazel! 

    Brad and Mary Henning

  2. susan mcdonough | Feb 19, 2020
    To all Aunt Hazels family she will be missed. Know I have always loved her but find pease in the fact that she is with family and the Lord. She is one of the most gracious people I have evefr known.
  3. Jeannette and Rick Jones | Feb 18, 2020

    To Peggy and the rest of the Brown family, I was sorry to hear of Hazels passing. I know she will be missed. She was such a nice lady I always liked her a lot. Rick and my sympathies are with all of you especially you Peg.


  4. RIC SHUTE | Feb 18, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss, she was a sweet lady and we will miss her.

    We love you Aunt Hazel, RIP

    Ric & Sharyn

  5. RIC SHUTE | Feb 18, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.  We will miss you Aunt Hazel, we love you.

    Ric & Sharyn

  6. Randy and Dawn Miller | Feb 18, 2020

    To the entire family and friends of Hazel our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. She will truly be missed by all those whose lives she touched. As we know Hazel was a very special, kind, and loving individual. God Bless You All


  7. Kathy Elletson | Feb 17, 2020

    We will all miss you so much, Aunt Hazel! Roger & I will greatly miss our semi-annual visits on our travel to & from Florida! Rest in peace, Aunt Hazel! We love you! Kathy & Roger Elletson!

  8. Jeanne & Mike Marlow | Feb 17, 2020
    We loved being around Hazel and will miss her. May she rest in peace.

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