Hazel M. Olmsted

Hazel M. Olmsted, 85, of Ocqueoc, went to be with her Lord Sunday, March 3, 2024. Born Hazel Marie Freier January 12, 1939, in Kawkawlin, she was the second-born child of Sterling and Marie (Hawkins) Freier and their only daughter. As a young girl, she attended a country school in Ocqueoc before going on to graduate from Onaway High School in the class of 1957. On April 7, 1973, she married Morton Olmsted at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Hazel loved her family, her church and staying busy with her hands. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. Gracious and welcoming, her door was always open, and she hosted many family dinners and holidays. Through the years Hazel relied on her sewing and cooking talents to earn a living. She worked as a seamstress and was a cook at Manzanna’s Restaurant in Onaway. She also owned and operated Graystone Adult Foster Care Home in Millersburg for nearly a decade, but most important, Hazel was a homemaker, a devoted wife, and a loving mother. A lifelong resident of Ocqueoc, she was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she participated in many church activities including Bible study and the morning ladies’ group.

Hazel is survived by her daughters, Marianne (Jim) Doug

herty of Onaway, Susan (Gary) Oliverson of Ocqueoc and Lisa (Ronald) Freel of Hawks; a son, Daniel (Lori) Olmsted of Ocqueoc; as well as her grandchildren, Katherine (Eric) Peters, Jennifer (Doug) Sayers, Travis Charboneau, Chelsea Charboneau (Korey Moore), Monica (Josh) Duty, Anna (Jon) Claus, Andrew Freel, Abby Freel, Sterling (Savanna) Olmsted and Kate Olmsted (Geoff Libby); as well as nine great-grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Paul Freier of Ocqueoc and Melvin Freier of Onaway.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Morton, in 2006; a brother, Wesley; and a son-in-law, Douglas Porter.

Hazel’s family will receive friends  (today) Thursday, March 7, from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service beginning at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ocqueoc with burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Mary Hughes, along with Hazel’s granddaughter, the Rev. Jennifer Sayers, will officiate. Hazel’s family suggests that memorial gifts be made in support of Trinity Lutheran Church. Cremation arrangements were in care of Chagnon Funeral Home.