December 24, 1925 - May 3, 2015


Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday May 8, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Hazel E. LaValla, age 89, who passed away Sunday at the Legends at Heritage in Sartell. Rev. Greg Tomhave will officiate and burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Royalton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids.

Hazel was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Bellevue Township to William & Edna (McCarthy) Muncy. She married Marvin LaValla on October 23, 1946. Hazel worked as a waitress prior to marrying Marvin. She and Marvin farmed in northern Minnesota and after retirement they moved back to Royalton. Hazel was former member of the Loyal Neighbor Club in Loman and a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Loman where she was involved in the church suppers. She was a former member of Birchdale Community Church in Birchdale where she was a member of the birthday club. She was a member St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Royalton where she was involved in the ladies aid bake sales and also a member of the Royalton American Legion Post #137 Auxiliary. Hazel enjoyed embroidery, sewing, gardening and traveling. She was a good hearted person and had a wonderful sense of humor. Hazel enjoyed going to the Northern Lights at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. She loved to give hugs! Hazel loved all people and wanted to take care of the sick and lonely.

Survivors include her children, Marlyce Stockinger of Branson, MO, Joyce (Gary) Fink of Sauk Rapids, and Christie (Dorsey) Finn of Greenville, SC; seven grandchildren, Tasha (Kevin) Corcoran, Tiffany (Mark) Beer, Ryan (Ashley) Fink, Eric (Beth) Fink, Wendy Fink, Travis (Laura) Nord and Brett Nord; great grandchildren, Rachel Hauser, Bristol, Hunter, Maxwell and Zachary Fink, and Alexander Nord. She is also survived by extended family, Megan, Mathew, Rebecca, Dorsey, Wayne and Dennis; and sister, Dorothy (Jim) Nichols of Little Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin on May 24, 1998; brothers, Glenn and Clifford Muncy; sister, Lorraine Muncy; and special friend, John Rudd.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Legends at Heritage and the St. Cloud Hospital for the excellent care given to Hazel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.