Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Hazel Frances Kolden
October 1, 1932 - November 28, 2018

Place of Birth: Lignite, ND
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 86

Hazel Kolden, 86, of Williston, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Home of Williston, ND. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston is assisting the family.
Hazel Frances Samuelson was born to Ingar and Ida Samuelson on October 1, 1932 in Lignite, ND. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Lignite. Hazel was the youngest of four children.
On September 8, 1957, she was united in marriage to Glenn Kolden in Lignite. They moved to Williston in 1958 where they raised their family. She went to work at Mercy Hospital in 1974. She retired in 1996. Her most rewarding job was being a mom, grandma and great grandma. She loved spending time with her family.
Her hobbies included crossword puzzles and knitting. She loved baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. She knitted afghans for all her kids and grandkids, and also knitted caps for newborns at Mercy Hospital. Over the last several years, she enjoyed supervising the annual day spent making lefse and flatbread before Thanksgiving.
She was a charter member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, where she was involved with teaching Sunday School, circle, and quilting.
Hazel is survived by her children, Bonnie of Williston, Michael and his wife Barbara of Plattsmouth, NE, Kipton and his wife Rita of Williston, Greg and his wife Lisa of Bismarck, Kari and her husband Mark of Williston; six grandchildren, Kristopher (Kristen) Kolden, Kurtis (Tara) Kolden, Karly (Justin) Idle, Tyler Kolden, Braden Weight and Kolden Kringen; great grandchildren, RJ Mass, Asher Idle, Allyson Idle and Hudson Kolden; sister-in-law, Harriet Buehler and her husband Paul of Glen Allen, VA and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Glenn; sisters, Bernice Farnstrom and Mabel Hanson; and brother, Alfred Samuelson.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, Hazel’s family prefers that memorials be given to Gloria Dei Quilters, Williston Sea Lions, or charity of one’s choice.

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Troy & Charity Johnson (Williston, ND)
Nov 29, 2018
Kolden family,
We are very sorry for the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers
Jan Williams (Williston , ND)
Nov 29, 2018
Kolden family, sorry for the loss of your Mom. Lee:-)p her memories close:-). My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cathy L. Danielson (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Nov 29, 2018
I am so sad to hear of Hazel's passing. What a beautiful lady she was; inside and out. I got to know her at Golden Estates and I didn't get back much after mom died. I would have like to visit with her again. So sorry, Bonnie, and the rest of the family.
Carol Forness (Bismarck, N.Dak.)
Nov 30, 2018
My prayers and and thoughts are with you all. Hazel was a very nice person.
Deb Heen (Casa Grande , AZ)
Nov 30, 2018
Very sad to learn about your mother's death, Bonnie. What a beautiful lady, a giving person, and all around great mother. Thinking of you and your family over the next days as you gather together to share memories and joys.
Diane stockman (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Nov 30, 2018
Bonnie, Sending my deepest sympathies. Hazel was so kind to me and my Mom at Golden Estates. She always had something interesting to talk about, so smart and well-read. May God be there to comfort you now.

Diane Stockman
Karen Quick (Roseville, MN)
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry about the loss of your mom. It’s very sad when we lose our parents. Comfort yourself with all the memories of the wonderful times with her Take care of yourself
Nov 30, 2018
Kip & Rita & Family
So sorry about your Mother may you keep her memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead..
Sincere Sympathy,
Jim and Shari Ketterling (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Nov 30, 2018
Bonnie, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I remember you talking about the lefsa making and what fun you all had. Treasure all those memories.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your Mom rest in peace. Miss our visits.

treasure all those memories
karen peters (williston, ND)
Dec 1, 2018
Bonnie, My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jon olson (St cloud, MN)
Dec 1, 2018
Sorry for your loss. She is a great lady and always a smile to lift my spirit.
Sandy Smith (Denver, Colorado )
Dec 2, 2018
Bonnie, and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember her when we were so young.... she was a very Patient, Smiling, and Gracious Woman!
God’s Blessings to your Family!
Pat & Kathy Streich (ND)
Dec 2, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. Love and prayers to the entire family.
Butch and Beverly Zahn (Williston, North Dakota)
Dec 2, 2018
Kari, Mark, Kip, Rita and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Norman and Eleanor Kostad (Watford City, N D)
Dec 3, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to your family. It was impossible for us to make it to the services but we are thinking of you.
Norman and Eleanor Kostad (Watford City, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are sorry we can't make it to the services but know that we are thinking of you.
Phyllis Stokke (Williston, North Dakota)
Dec 3, 2018
I enjoyed working with Hazel at the hospital. First on the ward and then after she went to surgery. She was so generous to share her rhubarb every spring.She had a wonderful smile and personality. God bless her memory and your family during this difficult time.
Nancy Hoffelt (Williston , North Dakota )
Dec 3, 2018
My sympathy to your family. Hazel and Glen were my parents’ neighbors for many years. Hazel was such a capable, caring person. Her positive attitude was contagious and it brought her much respect from all who knew her. I know she was so very proud of her family and you all, undoubtably, feel the same about her. She was a special lady. God Bless you all as you mourn the loss of one so dear.
Trudi Onstad Cote (Kuna, ID)
Dec 4, 2018
So sorry for your loss Bonnie and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Blessings!
Debbie Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Dec 4, 2018
My sincere condolences to Hazel's family, I worked at Mercy Hospital when Hazel did, and she was a beautiful, kind, lovely woman. I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another wonderful person.
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