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Arthur G. Hazen, 87

Arthur G. Hazen, age 87, of Neenah, Wis., and formerly of River Falls, Wis., died on March 13, 2010, at the Vallhaven Care Center in Neenah.

Art was born the son of Herbert and Helena (Luther) Hazen on August 29, 1922, in Weyauwega, Wis. He graduated from Weyauwega High School with the class of 1942. After high school, Art enlisted in the Army. After 3 years of service, he held a few different jobs in Chicago, Ill., before re-enlisting in the Army Air Corps. Art served at Air Force bases around the country and overseas including Alaska, Mississippi, New York, Athens, Greece, Seoul, South Korea, Iowa, and Montana. While stationed out east, Art met Gladys Tauscher. They were married on March 20, 1948, in Holyoke, Mass. Art retired from the Air Force on August 31, 1970, with the rank of senior master sergeant.

He then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Montana. Art taught at many grade levels including the University of Montana. Art and Gladys moved to River Falls in 2000. In 2008, Art moved Oshkosh, Wis., and then into the care center in Neenah.

A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.