WALCOTT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Hazel W. DeWulf, 96, a resident of Courtyard Estates, formerly a longtime resident of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Ave., Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be an additional visitation Monday at St. Alphonsus from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Hazel passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Courtyard Estates, Walcott, surrounded by her family.
Hazel Wilhelmine Schinckel was born July 26, 1921, at the family home just outside of Walcott, a daughter of John and Anna (Graba) Schinckel. She married Joseph L. DeWulf on August 31, 1940, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Davenport. He preceded her in death on January 26, 2010. They shared nearly 70 years of marriage together.
Hazel worked in the office at Von Maur, retiring in 1993 after 27 years of service.
She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, the German American Pioneer Society, CASI, Polka Club of Iowa, Plus 60, and the American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society.
Hazel loved to play cards, bingo with her Von Maur friends, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed tending to her gardens which were full of fragrant and beautiful flowers.
Memorials may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Hospice Compassus or Courtyard Estates, Walcott.
Hazel is survived by her son, Donald DeWulf, DeWitt, Iowa; grandchildren, David Kay, Boston, Massachusetts, Susan Kay, St. Louis, Missouri, and Gina (Pete) Loken and Matthew (Sara Smith) DeWulf, all of Davenport; three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; siblings, John Schinckel Jr. and Paul H. Schinckel, both of Walcott, Arlene Schiele, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Maxine Schwarz, Long Grove.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Kay; a daughter-in-law, Sheree DeWulf; her parents; and sisters, Frances Wampfler and Verna Martens. May they rest in peace.
The DeWulf family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Courtyard Estates and Hospice Compassus for all the dedicated and compassionate care given to Hazel. Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to the family by visiting Hazel’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com