Arlas Shawn Hazen

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Aug. 6, 1966 - May 31, 2008

MAYWOOD -- Arlas Shawn Hazen, 41, of Maywood, died Saturday (May 31, 2008) at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1966, at Red Willow County St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook to Alfred Dale and Donna Darlene (Gilliland) Hazen of Curtis.

He started kindergarten in Moorefield in 1972, while his mother traveled there to teach school in the upper grades. In second grade he attended Maywood Public School and remained there until he was a fifth grader.

The family moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., area to manage motels. He attended school in Colorado until the family transferred to Guernsey, Wyo., to manage the Railroad Complex. He returned to Maywood for his junior and senior years graduating in 1985. Following graduation he enlisted in the National Guard.

He married Marla Miller on Feb, 8, 1986.

On Feb. 14, 1995, he married Kathleen Schutz at the Maywood Christian Church in Maywood. He was a professional truck driver.

He was a member of Awanas when he was younger and the American Vets Post 30.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hazel and Blanche Gilliland and Neil and Frances Hazen, son, Kirk Daniel Smith and great nephew, Jordan Ryan.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Hazen of Edison; son, Craig Hazen and friend, Andi Laverack of Maywood; daughter, Aislinn and husband, Randy Nelsen of Curtis, Rachel Hazen of Scottsbluff, Cassandra Hazen of Scottsbluff, and Sarah and husband, Trevor Anderson of North Platte; parents, Dale and Donna Hazen of Curtis; brothers, Allen Hazen and Dennis and wife, Deb Hazen, all of Curtis; sister, Joyce Fischer of Lenora, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Maywood Christian Church in Maywood with the Rev. Dale Heimer officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in the Maywood Cemetery.

Visitation is today until 8 p.m. at the Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis. Online condolences may be given to the family at

Memorials are suggested to the Arlas Hazen Memorial Fund in care of Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.