Sweden's oldest person dies just shy of 110
TT/The Local/dl · 11 Feb 2014, 08:40
Published: 11 Feb 2014 08:40 GMT+01:00
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- Anna, 100, 'too healthy' for nursing home spot (22 Oct 12)
- Oldest living Swede celebrates 110 years (24 Sep 12)
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.