Hazel Volberding, 96, of Akron, died on May 23, 2013, at the East Morgan County Hospital.|
Hazel Irene Schrader Volberding was born on her parents homestead near Fleming, Colorado, June 1, 1916. She was the fifth of six children born to John E. and Mary (Peer) Schrader.
She lived at Fleming, Vona, and later Brush, Colorado, where she was a nurse. While there she met Henry. They were married in the Trinity Lutheran Church parsonage on May 7, 1938. At that time, she received catechism instruction and became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Akron.
Their first home was on a farm 23 miles southeast of Akron. They then moved to Elba and started a blacksmith and machine shop. About 10 years later they bought a farm south of Akron which they lived at for about 36 years. They continued to farm even after moving a farm house into the town of Akron.
Hazel was an avid antique collector and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry, her parents John and Mary Schrader, two brothers John and Leslie Schrader, three sisters Minnie Eggink, Frances Van der Meer, and Augusta Hagan, one granddaughter Tiffini Volberding, and one grandson Stephen Volberding, as well as her seven brother-in-laws and their spouses.
She is survived by her daughters Gloria Kruse and husband John Charles of Vienna, VA and Henrietta Uhlenhopp of Akron, her son Larry Volberding and wife Christine of Colorado Springs, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Interment followed at Akron Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, or to St. Judes.
Published in Brush News-Tribune on May 29, 2013