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Charlotte Louise “Lottie” Hasel, 95, of Chaptico died Feb. 9, 2013, at her residence.
Born July 3, 1917, in Chaptico, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Schuhart and Mary Lena (Morgan) Schuhart.
She moved to Baltimore in 1935 to work for Western Electric. In 1948, she moved back to Chaptico. She and her husband owned and operated the Hasel Grocery Store in Maddox until 1957. After selling the grocery store, they ran the Gulf station in Mechanicsville. In 1960, they moved back to the family farm in Chaptico.
She joined the Izaak Walton League with her husband many years ago. Her role, as well as with many women at that time, was to support the league and work behind the scenes. She later served as the first woman president of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. In this role, she was instrumental in opening an outdoor education center on a 141-acre parcel of land where the Jordan and Zekiah swamps meet near Waldorf. She also served on the board of directors for the IWLA. Her love for the league and her ties to the land stemmed from her upbringing on the farm that has remained in her family for generations and where she and her husband lived out their lives.
She is survived by her son, Alfred Lawrence Hasel Jr. (Helen) of Mechanicsville; two grandchildren, Michael L. Hasel (Stefanie) of Chaptico and Ann E. Meidenbauer (Kenneth) of Hollywood; great-grandchild, Christopher L. Hasel; sisters, Maude Hipsley of Great Falls, Va., and Lillian Maupai of Towson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lawrence Hasel; and her brother, Joseph “Jack” Schuhart.
The family received friends and prayers were recited Feb. 14 at Brinsfield Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Jaroslaw Gamrot today, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church in Chaptico. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery in Bushwood. Pallbearers will be Robert W. Jacobs, Robert Beverage, George E. Hayden Jr., Francis A. Hayden Sr., James S. Hayden and John R. Fowler.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, MD 20621.