Oldest Living Person in Minnesota Turns 111
Kleine Outlived Both of her Husbands and has no Children
ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s oldest living person has added another candle to her birthday cake.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports Evelyn Kleine turned 111 years old this week at a community home in St. Anthony where she is a bingo and cribbage champ.
Kleine was born in northeast Minnesota on July 11, 1907. She’s considered a supercentenarian, a person who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday.
Kleine says that she takes each day as it comes and doesn’t smoke, drink or dance.
She was a seamstress by trade and continued to mend her clothes, even on her 100th birthday.
Joanie Bixler-Anderson, Kleine’s great-niece, says her aunt also continued to drive until the age of 99.
Kleine was married twice. She’s outlived both of her husbands and has no children.