NORMAL — Hazel Vogel of Normal, formerly of rural Minonk, will celebrate her 95th birthday with family gatherings and a card shower.

She was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Minonk, the seventh of nine children of Joseph and Lena Kruse O’Brien. Her sister is Edith Brown, East Peoria.

Hazel married James Vogel in February 1940 in Benson. He died four years ago. They farmed near Minonk for all or part of seven decades. 

She has two sons, Steve (Mary), Bloomington, and Mark, St. Louis; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Hazel enjoys music, visiting with friends and relatives and winning at bingo.

Cards may be sent to 1501 Mercy Creek Drive, Normal, IL 61761.