Royle Hazen, 68

Royle Dee Hazen, age 68, of Stromsburg, formerly of Milburn, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The influence of Royle’s life is evident in those he leaves behind. Deb Petsche of Stroms-burg, his fiancé, best friend, and love to the end; Harley, his constant companion and cherished, most loyal friend; four unquestionably head-strong children – Roxanne (Steven) Stowers and two granddaughters, Danielle and Alexandra of Lincoln; Melody Hazen of Chicago, Ill.; Justin (Christin) Hazen and granddaughter, Mary Grace of Aurora, Colo.; and Melissa Hazen of Omaha; a sister whom he spent a lifetime lovingly teasing, Darlyne (Bob) Lindly of Anselmo, and many dear family and friends. He is welcomed into his next adventure by those who have preceded him – his parents Marvin and Violet (Fletcher) Hazen, brother Douglas Hazen, and grandparents. Memorial graveside services will be Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Victoria Springs Cemetery with Pastor Don Schauda officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 10, 2013