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35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI


Hazel L. Heldt

June 11, 1924May 12, 2020

Hazel Lena (Matchett) Heldt, 95 of Clinton Township, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 of natural causes.

Hazel was born in Charlevoix, Michigan and spent her childhood on the family farm with her six brothers and sisters. She enlisted in the army in 1944, serving throughout World War 2 as an X-Ray technician. She married the love of her life, Lawrence John Heldt, in 1947. Hazel worked as a medical office professional while raising her daughter Kathryn. Hazel was active in her church and in retirement with the Mount Clemens General Hospital Guild.

Hazel is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Jordan and her husband Keith; her grandchildren Cynthia Abbott and her husband Zachary; Lawrence Jordan and his wife Carleen; and Christopher Jordan; great granddaughters Alexis Alsup, Madison Alsup, and Lauren Abbott, as well numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.

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  • Kathryn Jordan and her husband Keith, Daughter
  • Cynthia Abbott and her husband Zachary, Grandchild
  • Christopher Jordan, Grandchild
  • Alexis Alsup, Great Grandchild
  • Madison Alsup, Great Grandchild
  • Lauren Abbott, Great Grandchild
  • As well numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.

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Kathleen Bach

May 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Hazel, however I feel as though I knew her through my father, Joe Bach, whom spoke of her quite often. Their friendship began at the Oakmont new residents’ welcome mixer. My father being new was inquiring about a Veterans club. Even though there was no club, there are many Veteran residents, one of which, Hazel, was sitting right next to him. My father, an Air Force Veteran, was very impressed with Hazel, a World War II Veteran. Their friendship blossomed and they both looked forward to their next conversation. What an honor for him to have known Hazel and even though their friendship was short, he will forever remember his good friend and fellow Veteran. Thank you to all Veterans for your sacrifice, bravery and service to our great country, we owe you our freedom!

Mary Ann Bral-Vadalabene

May 21, 2020

This past year I got to know the beautiful Ms.Hazel
She and my Dad along with myself were invited to my daughters 2and grade class for Veteran's Day.
Dad and Ms.Hazel, braved the snow and ice with me..Once inside Hazel and I and my Dad were soon to meet the 2and graders.
It was a day to remember. I visited with Ms.Hazel every time I saw my Dad and even gave her a surprise gift at Christmas..She was so touched by that.
She was an extraordinary woman whom I was honored to have meet and known.
She will be greatly missed.

Amanda Vadalabene

May 21, 2020

On November 11, 2019, I met Hazel for the first time. She and my grandfather came to the school I was student teaching at and they had a chat with 90 second graders about Veterans Day!! My second graders loved every second of it and they even made Hazel and my grandpa some letters which we turned into books. Hazel was an amazing lady and I’m so glad she got to come to my school. Best Guest Speakers Ever! ❣️

Joe Bach

May 21, 2020

On a cold, snowy day, Hazel and I visited a local elementary school to explain to second graders the meaning of Veterans Day. This will always be my fondest memory of her. A great lady. She will be missed.

Melvin Matchett

May 14, 2020

All the Matchett family in Charlevoix Michigan wish the Heldt family well and cherish our family ties. We will keep an eye on the farm Hazel grew up on and Matchett Rd. Warm memories and peace in Christ.


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