A Celebration of Life for Jerome will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 12pm to 4pm at My Place, 303 W. Hill Street, Thorp, WI.
JEROME M. HAZUGA, age 76, of Thorp, WI, peacefully passed away at his home on Monday, September 11, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held at My Place, 303 W. Hill Street in Thorp, on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 12pm to 4pm.
Jerome Michael Hazuga was born in Stanley, WI on September 4, 1947 to John and Catherine (Mertens) Hazuga. He was raised and received his education in Thorp, graduating from Thorp High School in 1965. After graduation, Jerome bought a 240-acre dairy farm south of Thorp. He was united in marriage to Elaine M. Berge on November 13, 1971 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp. Farming was something that Jerome lived for; it was in his blood. Much of his time was enjoyed in the woods, logging, making firewood, or maple syrup. The woods were his happy place.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Elaine of Thorp; six children: Brenda (Dan) Anderson of Stanley, Brian (Wendy) Hazuga of San Diego, Melissa (Russell) Alger of Thorp, Luann (James) Litten of Withee, Jeff Hazuga of Menomonie, and Jason Hazuga of Thorp; nine grandchildren: Tori Leszewski, Jett Leszewski, Ashton Litten, Jacob Anderson, Kyle Alger, Justin Alger, Paden Hazuga, Alexandra Hazuga, Ava Hazuga; two siblings: John Hazuga of Thorp, WI and Marlene (Ivan) Muetzel of Cottage Grove, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters: Kathy Risinger and Lorraine Lien.