Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Sweden's oldest person dies just shy of 110

Share this article

Sweden's oldest person dies just shy of 110
Ellen Vestling of Dalarna, age 109, was Sweden's oldest living person. Photo: Olof Schääf/Dalarnas Tidningar/ TT
08:40 CET+01:00
Sweden's oldest person, 109-year-old Ellen Vestling of Dalarna in central Sweden, died last week according to local media reports.

Vestling, who lived nearly her entire life in the village of Övertänger, died on Wednesday, February 5th, the local Dalarna Tidningar (DT) newspaper reported.

She lived at home until 2012, when she moved to a nursing home in nearby Enviken, about 30 kilometres north of Falun.

Just two weeks ago, she had been interviewed by DT about how she planned to celebrate her 110th birthday, which would have been on Friday, February 14th.

"It's not likely to be such a grand affair, really, but I can probably splurge on some coffee and cake," she told the newspaper.

Sweden's oldest living person is now likely a 109-year-old woman who was born in May 1904, the TT news agency reported.

The oldest Swede ever was Astrid Zachrison, born in 1895, who passed away in 2008 just a few days shy of her 113th birthday.
 

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.
Advertisement

From our sponsors

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia's stunning capital!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement