Hazel M. Kocurek

Hazel Marlene Kocurek, 79, of LaPorte, MN died on Wed., Oct. 30, 2019 at her home.

Hazel M. Haring was born on Sept. 26, 1940 at Park Rapids, MN, the daughter of Charles R. and Esther M. (Peterson) Haring. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Akeley, MN. Her mother passed away when Hazel was young. She was united in marriage to her classmate and friend Warren A. Kocurek on February 20, 1959 in Fall River, MA. They lived there for the term of Warren’s naval service. Over the years, the couple lived in Eagen, Hastings, Detroit Lakes and Morris, MN before retiring to the LaPorte area. She enjoyed horses, logging firewood, family and teaching others. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She went and helped everyone. There isn’t a person who met Hazel who didn’t love her. She is special beyond words and time. She loved children and everyone around her. Her love and devotion to Warren for 60 years of marriage was one of a kind. She raised two boys and her granddaughter to teach them family is first. She is going to be missed.

She is survived by her husband – Warren Kocurek, I; of LaPorte, MN; Her sons – Warren Kocurek, II; of Hastings, MN; Wayne Kocurek of Buffalo, Wyoming; her grandchildren – Jennifer Kocurek-Porter of Rosemont, MN; Jeannette Trapp of Hastings, MN; Warren Kocurek, III, of New Jersey; Kelly Kocurek; Kyle Kocurek; Katrina Melgaard of Wyoming.

10 great grandchildren and Her brother – Gerald Haring of California.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, her sister – Gladys Gitchell, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel of Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held for one hour prior. Friends may leave online condolences at

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