BLOOMINGTON — Lawrence Layten of rural Bloomington celebrated his 95th birthday with a family dinner.

He was born May 2, 1924, in Minier, where he was raised before moving to Bloomington. He married Marilyn Roberts on Jan. 25, 1947, in Downs. She passed away in 2017.

He is the father of Dale (Karen) Layten of Bloomington.

Mr. Layten is a retired farmer, still living on the farm. He enjoys a daily pool game at the ARC.