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Hazel M. Quam July 15, 1915 - Feb. 12, 2009

CHOKIO -- Hazel Mildred Quam, 93, of Chokio died Thursday from complications of the injuries sustained from a fall at Knute Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Burial will be at Chokio Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour before the service at the church.

She was born July 15, 1915, in Beardsley to Charlie and Matilda (Lurun) Rowland. She grew up and received her schooling in Big Stone County.

She married Clarence Quam Sr. on July 22, 1933, in Dumont. They lived and farmed their entire married lives in Eldorado Township, Stevens County. Clarence died in 1979. She remained on the farm until Jan. 1 when she took a bad fall at home that resulted in a broken neck.

She was a long-time member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio.

She is survived by her daughters: Norita (and Norman) Brunkow of Omaha, Neb., and Shirley (and Richard) Allen of Elk River; daughter-in-law: Ione Quam of Ashby; sisters: Esther Rinke of Morris and Fern (and Robert) Wraamann of Linden, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son: Clarence Quam Jr; one great-grandchild; and two sisters.