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Hazel Vogel

October 18, 1922 — June 16, 2018

Hazel A. Vogel died Saturday morning, June 16, 2018, at the age of 95 at Heritage
Health in El Paso where she had been a resident since early this year.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she had been a five-year resident of the Mercy Creek retirement community in Normal. Prior to that she lived and worked with her husband of 72 years on a farm near Minonk where she was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk. Father John Steffen will officiate. There will be visitation at the church for one hour prior to the service. Cremation rites were accorded. Inurnment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Benson.

Hazel was born in Minonk on Oct. 18, 1922 to Joseph and Lena (Kruse) O'Brien. She married James R. Vogel in 1941.

He preceded her in death along with three brothers and five sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Steve (Mary) of Bloomington and Mark of St. Louis; seven grandchildren, Robert (Tawn Foltz) of Savannah, Ga., Eric of Bloomington, Krista Cardona (Alex) of Bloomington, Benjamin of Darien, Wis., Lauren of Los Angeles, Margaret of Tallahassee, Fla., and Julia of St. Louis; and three great-grandchildren, Mariella and Sebastian Cardona and Mackenna Vogel.

Memorials may be made to the Salem Childrens Home (Salem4Youth) of Flanagan, Ill. Ruestman Harris Funeral Home in ElPaso is in charge of arrangements.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


JUN 27. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)

St. Patrick Church
420 E. 6th Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Mass

JUN 27. 10:30 AM (CDT)

St. Patrick Church
420 E. 6th Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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