Shirley Hazlett, 1944-2019

Shirley Ann Hazlett, 74, of LaPorte, IN, passed away peacefully at 8:51 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at her home.

She was born July 22, 1944, in Michigan City, IN, to Leonard and Opal (Boudreau) Thorpe.

Shirley retired as a personal caregiver. She was a member of Moose Lodge 980 for 30-plus years, where she rose to the degree of Senior Grand Regent/College of Regents.  She was an avid bowler in her younger years, and was passionate about gardening.

On March 24, 1993, in Michigan City, she married James R. Hazlett, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Raymond and Marvin Thorpe.

Surviving are her two children, Alfred L. (Adrienne) Laskoske and Heather A. (Steven) Brinker; two grandchildren, Robert Jackson III and Almus Howard V; one great-grandchild, Giovanni Jackson; one nephew, Raymond Thorpe; and one niece, Rebecca Weatherwax.

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Pastor James Bouslog officiating. Visitation and viewing will be held from noon until the service at the funeral home.

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