Lakatos, Hazel

Written by David Green.

Hazel Lakatos, 84, of Morenci, Mich., died Sept. 9, 2011, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich. 

She was born July 4, 1927, in Blissfield, Mich., the daughter of Harold and Bertha (Kruse) Bragg. On Sept. 11, 1948, in Blissfield, she married Paul Lakatos.  He preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1999.

Hazel was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife living in Seneca Township since 1950.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy (and James) Petry of Morenci; a son, James (and Theresa) Lakatos of Morenci; four grandchildren, James Petry, Karen (and Durke) Ferris, Daniel Petry and Jake (and Sara) Petry; four step-grandchildren, Michelle (and Rod) Stuttgen, Dale Butcher, Lenda (and Anthony) Myers and Diane (and Kris) VanWagner; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alex; and five step-great-grandchildren, Raegan, Brody, Bryce, Noah and Theren.

Besides her husband, Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen Phillips and Esther Yape; and three brothers, Elmer, Marvin and Archie Bragg.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at the Porter-Packard Cemetery east of Seneca.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.

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