Hazel M. Dowden, 103

Hazel M. Dowden, 103, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Hazel was born in Laurel to and William and Dora Weissenburger.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband Burt. Hazel is survived by her son Jerry (Jan) Dowden, of Madison, Wis., as well as many thoughtful relatives including the Charles Corty and Vajgrt families. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Apple Valley Assisted Living, where a fund has been established in her name, or to Hospice of North Iowa. A commemorative bench and plaque will be dedicated in the spring of 2014 in the Apple Valley Assisted Living outdoor gardens.