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Hazel VanArnam

March 16, 1918 - August 09, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Friday, August 12 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred, N.D.

12-1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 13 at Barrie Congregational Church, near Walcott N.D.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Friday, August 12 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred, N.D.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 13 at Barrie Congregational Church, near Walcott N.D.


Barrie Cemetery, near Walcott N.D.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Hazel VanArnam

March 16, 1918 - August 09, 2011


Hazel E. VanArnam, 93, formerly of Kindred, ND, died at Edgewood Vista, Fargo, ND on August 9, 2011.

Hazel Elizabeth Marion Quilitz was born in Colfax, ND on March 16, 1918 to Theodore and Kittie Quilitz.  At the age of two her parents moved to the farm in Barrie Township where they lived for eighteen years.  She attended grade school at Barrie No 1 and she graduated from Walcott, ND high school in 1936.  While in high school  she sang in the sextet and played basketball.

She worked in various homes and also in Minneapolis.  She worked for 16 years in the food service in the Kindred school and also cooked in migrant programs for 16 years.  Because of her love of children, she taught Sunday School for years.

She was united in marriage to Melvin Stenseth in June 1939 at the Barrie Congregational Church.  They lived on the Stenseth farm near Kindred.  After Melvin died, she married Edson L. VanArnam in 1987 at the Barrie Church. They continued to lived on her farm until Edson’s health failed and he spent 3 ½ years at Manor Care Nursing Home in Fargo.  Hazel moved to Leonard in the fall of 2002 after 63 years on her farm.

She was devoted to her family, her church,  gardening and flowers and enjoyed dancing whenever she could.

Hazel is survived by her children; Charles (Joanne)  Stenseth, Detroit Lakes, MN, Judith (Keith) Matthiensen, Leonard, ND and Scott (Penny) Stenseth, Fargo, ND and 6 grandchildren , 7 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents preceded her in death as well as her son, James, her husbands, Melvin and Edson, her brothers, George, Gordon, Leon, and sisters, Kathleen and Muriel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Barrie Congregational Church or any organization of your choice.


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  1. Marie Friedt and Andy Stroklund says:

    kindred north dakotaWe have the pleasure of living in Hazel’s old farm home outside of Kindred. We love the home and the farm that she and her family had shared for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, and hope that you all know that part of her is still alive in our home. We encourage you to come and visit anytime. May God grant you peace and support in this hard time.

  2. Wanda Quilitz Malone says:

    Spicer, MN
    To All of Hazel’s children,

    It was always a delight to hearing from Aunt Hazel at Christmas time. I appreciated that she kept in touch with me after my parents died.

    We had a wonderful time visiting her farm when I was little. I still remember they had a little fawn at that time.

    My brother is coming to the funeral service tomorrow. Unfortunately I am unable to join you.

    With love and thanks for one of my father’s special sisters.

    Wanda Quilitz Malone

  3. Karen says:

    Fargo ND
    My prayers are with all of Hazel’s family. She was a delightful lady.
    Remember to cherish the memories.

  4. June & Al Kopp says:

    christine ndThe last of the “Golden Girls” – Mom was Dorothy, Doris was Rose and Hazel was Blanche – Joy and I gave them those honors. I have many memories of your mom-mother-in-law and grandmother. Church Halloween parties at Barrie – I think she had more fun than us kids did. It is always a shock when they pass, but in our hearts we know they are at peace. Many times Al and I thought about going and seeing her – but once again time – but she was and always will be in our hearts. Love you all.

    June and Al

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