Hazel G. Cleveland, 78, Bismarck, passed away peacefully with family by her side Nov. 30, 2018, under hospice care at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center. Hazel's funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Bismarck. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, also at the church. A family service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, at a later date.
Hazel (Hartman) Cleveland was born May 5, 1940, in Mott, the daughter of Chester and Edith (Preston) Hartman. She grew up and was educated in Mott. She was united in marriage to Keith Cleveland on Oct. 7, 1961 in Mott. Over the years they resided in various towns in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and in 1974 settled in Bismarck, where they finished raising their family. Hazel was employed by Dr. Hankins and also at Holiday House in Mott. Hazel was active in volunteering at the Bismarck Senior Center, and received award recognition for 12 years of dedication working in the office and gift shop. She was well known by many and her smile brought happiness to all those around her. Her selfless nature was shown endlessly with her family. It was her biggest joy in life to create family memories and special times. She was often remembered as the person who inspired togetherness and fellowship. This was clearly seen by the way her family lovingly responded to her gentle heartfelt nature. She dearly loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Moments shared with her daughter during ceramics, time spent reading, sit-downs around the campfire on camping outings, and tapping her feet to her favorite country music were also her joys and our great honor to have shared in them.
Hazel is survived by her husband Keith, Bismarck; four children, Roberta Mueller, Bismarck, Randy (Christine) Cleveland, West Jordan, Utah, Rusty Cleveland, Lihue, Hawaii, Ricky (Amy) Cleveland, Bismarck; seven grandchildren, Paul Mueller, Melissa (Brent) Aberle, Keith (Madison) Cleveland, Kirsten (Reilly) Turner, Kashmir Makena-Rayno, JayCee (Levi) Riehl, Jerika Cleveland; eight great-grandchildren, Jasper and Mattie Mueller, Ethan, Anna and Everett Aberle, Louie Cleveland, Graham Cleveland Turner, Quinn Riehl; brothers and sisters, Irvin (Diane) Hartman, Spearfish, S.D., Violet Payne, Regent, Andrew Fiedler, Dickinson, Doris (Earl) Rafferty, Hettinger, Duane (Mary) Hartman, Casa Grande, Ariz., Terry (DeeAnn) Hartman, Regent; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Edith Hartman; sister, Ida Fiedler; daughter-in-law, Roxi Makena; and brother-in-law, Clinton Payne.
Arrangements are with Bismarck Funeral Home.