Kresse, Hazel

Written by David Green.

Hazel Eliza Kresse, 89,  of rural Sand Creek, Mich., died April 11, 2010, at home.  

She was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Oakshade, Ohio, the daughter of George and Alice (Ruihley) Punches.  She lived at Devils Lake from 1965 to 2002, and then with her daughter, Linda Reeves.  

She married Wayne Wesley Lusk on July 11, 1937.  He preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1962. She then married Dale Kresse on Dec. 20, 1964.  He died March 28, 1991.

Hazel attended Lyons Christian Church in Lyons, Ohio.  

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (and Carlton) Reeves of Sand Creek and Sandra Kay (and the late Wayne) Winzeler of Adrian, Mich.; three step-daughters, Gladys Jean Kresse of Weatherford, Texas, Joan (and James)Thomas of Hillsdale, Mich., and Joyce (and Donald) Esterline of Hudson, Mich.; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters in infancy; three sisters, Joy Turner, Ila Reckner and Goldie Layton; a brother, Kenneth Punches; her parents; and two husbands.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Paul Bomeli officiating. Burial will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian.  Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee, Lyons Christian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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