Hazel Merema

Posted Online: Feb. 22, 2013, 7:19 pm
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Hazel M. Merema, 99, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the home.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bosma-Renkes, Morrison, with visitation 12:30 p.m. to services. Burial is at Fulton Township Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 31, 1914, in Fulton, to John and Hattie Buikema Amman. She married Henry Merema Feb. 25, 1951. He died Nov. 22, 2006.
Surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; siblings, Alda Over, Jeanette Wiersema, Richard, Harold, Lester and Earle Amman.


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