Visitation5-8PM - Thursday, July 23 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral Services11AM - Friday, July 24 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Bethany Lynn Mazur, age 28, of Balsam Lake, WI, formerly of Hudson, WI, died suddenly on July 18, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident in Apple River Township, WI.
Bethany was born on September 20, 1986 in Knoxville, IA to Michael and Kim (Owen) Mazur. She attended Ranchview Elementary School in Naperville, IL and Williamsville East High School in New York. Bethany received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Agriculture Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.
She enjoyed working for many years at the Thirsty Otter Tavern & Resort in Balsam Lake, and for the past year, in Quality Control at Tenere in Dresser, WI.
Bethany was a talented competitive cheerleader, and her love for the sport created many lasting friendships around the world. She loved to cook, was very creative, and a big time reader. Bethany loved spending time with Joel Paquette, the love of her life. In the summer, they especially enjoyed spending time in the outdoors – camping, canoeing, and kayaking near the Namekagon River.
Many knew Bethany from her trusting and outgoing nature, and her creative spirit. She was a genuine people person, lighting up any room she walked in to. She was a caring person and protective of her ideals, willing to stand up for what she felt was important to her and those that she loved.
She is survived by her parents, Mike and Kim Mazur of Hudson, WI; siblings, Jessica Mazur of Hudson, WI and Kayla (James) McFarlane of Merrill, WI; significant other of five years, Joel Paquette of Balsam Lake, WI; grandparents: Conrad (Judith) Mazur of Jim Falls, WI and Marlowe Owen of Terre Haute, IN; aunts and uncles: Cindi Mazur of Livonia MI and sons Nicholas Pope (Becky) of Chippewa Falls WI, Matthew Pope Chippewa Falls, WI and Geoffery Pope of Portland OR, Steve (Shoba) Mazur of McLain cousins Anna and Rena Mazur of McLean VA, Doug Mazur of Jim Falls, WI cousins Alex and Luke, Greg (Stacy) Mazur of Jim Falls, WI, and Eric (Jen) Owen of Florissant, MO; Joel’s parents, Karl Paquette of Balsam Lake, WI and Deanine Hupe of Mantino, IL; Joel’s grandfather Dean Hupe IL grandmother Karen Zander,IL,and grandmother Goergia Paquette, Joel’s siblings: Julie (Joe) their children Emily, Mallory and Nolan Jaroscak of Dresser, WI, Jena Paquette of Balsam Lake, WI, and Katie Mattocks Daughter of Jessee Mattocks of Balsam Lake, WI. She is further survived by countless aunts’ uncles’ cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Donald Owen.
A Gathering of Friends and Family for Bethany will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the funeral home with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A Memorial Fund in the name of, Bethany Lynn Mazur, has been set up at the RCU Bank