‘Celebration of Life’ For Former Rochester Mayor Scheduled
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Plans have been announced for a service celebrating the life of former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama.
Hazama died in late November of last year but his family decided to wait until this summer to hold a memorial service. According to the Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes website, the Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 18 at the Congregational Church UCC on Skyline Drive Southwest beginning at 11 AM. A visitation will take place at the church on Friday, June 17 from 4 PM until 7 PM.
Hazana was elected as the Mayor of Rochester in 1979 and served in the position through 1995. He helped lead the effort to secure funding for Rochester's flood control project after the city was devastated by record flooding in 1978. His first decade in office saw a major revitalization of downtown Rochester and Hazama's launch of the annual Rochesterfest celebration.
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