Lillian Lucille (Houin) Hazen

Born: Fri., Apr. 6, 1923
Died: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church

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L. Lucille Hazen
July 6, 1923 – October 29, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - Lillian Lucille Hazen, 95, passed away on October 29, surrounded by her family at home. 

Lucille was born in Plymouth, Indiana on July 6, 1923 to the late Ethel (Fox) and Jerome Houin. She was the oldest of six children and always had fond memories of her childhood on the farm there. 

She moved to South Bend in 1943 in order to help with the war effort. Lucille was proud to have been the first woman to work on the floor of the tool room at the Bendix Corporation and considered herself a ‘Rosie the Riveter.’ 

Lucille married Charles K. Hazen (born June 6, 1921), a World War II veteran, on January 8, 1948 at St. Michael’s Church in Plymouth. The couple had a lifelong romance. Chuck, as she called him, preceded her in death on November 26, 2001. She was also preceded by her sisters, Nadine Zahm, Margaret Faulstich and Patricia Pentlow.

Surviving Lucille are her brother Donald Houin of Argos and her sister Eleanor DeSchepper of Breman, as well as her three children, Michael C. Hazen (Linda Hazen) of Ogden Dunes, IN Jean A. Werntz (John Werntz) of Granger, and Brian K. Hazen of Elkhart. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Andrea Hazen, Erica George, Jeff Qualizza, Jodi Qualizza Meehan, Ehren Werntz, Hannah Werntz Carignani, Phillip Hazen, Daniel Hazen and Jacob Hazen. Lucille is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.

Lucille worked at the Indiana Employment Security Office for 20 years. She enjoyed volleyball, playing cards, gambling, vacationing in Minnesota and family reunions. Lucille was a spirited sports fan; she grew up cheering on the Detroit Tigers and has followed Notre Dame football and women’s basketball and for decades. She had really hoped to see the Fighting Irish win another national championship. She was also an avid reader and completed a crossword puzzle nearly every day. Lucille was also a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Lucille’s family would like to thank The Center for Hospice Care for their attentive care and assistance, as well as Welsheimer Funeral Home for organizing the arrangements. 

Visitation for Lucille will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3rd followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Both will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 Indiana State Rd. 933. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation at 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, In 46545 or at Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Lillian's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Dennis Brennan
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Mike, Very sorry for your loss.

Patti Tarbet
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Dear Jean,
I’m so sorry to hear of you losing your Mom. I remember your Grandma coming to Eastside School and telling us what it was like to grow up on the farm in Plymouth, Indiana.
Patti Tarbet

Elaine Komjathy
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Mrs. Hazen was such a great reader. We enjoyed providing books for her through the homebound program at SJCPL. She will be missed.

Ted Harry
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”
Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”