Agnes Kosel celebrates 102 years!
Agnes Kosel observed her 102nd birthday on January 18. She has outlived her husband, siblings and lifelong friends, but celebrated her birthday with friends at St. John Lutheran Home where she resides. She enjoyed visitors, birthday cards and floral bouquets. Music and flowers brighten her days. Once an avid gardener and church organist for many years, Agnes enjoys an abundance by potted plants and bouquets of fresh flowers in her room, and, although a stroke has affected one hand and she can no longer play her keyboard, she keeps the musical instrument next to her recliner. She enjoys live musical entertainment whenever it comes to St. John’s. Television shows are of little interest to her, but she listens to television news “sometimes,” she said with a smile. Agnes, daughter of August and Louise Nickel, was born on January 18, 1914, The youngest of seven children, she grew up on the family farm near Jeffers and attended District 52 one-room country school through the eighth-grade. She married a farmer, Walter Kosel, and the couple lived near Jeffers where they operated a diversified farm. They had no children.