Minn. woman passes away 2 weeks shy of 110th birthday

One of Minnesota’s longest-living residents passed away last week, just two and a half weeks shy of turning 110 years old.

Nora Krueger died on Wednesday, January 27 at the nursing home in New Prague. A staff person said Krueger is believed to be the oldest resident in the history of the facility.

Krueger’s family had just begun the process of registering her age with the Gerontology Research Group (http://www.grg.org)  which keeps track of Supercentenarians, people 110 and older.

According to the organization, there are currently two older Minnesotans, each being 110 years old. They are Lena Dick of Mountain Lake and Marion Hunter of Edina.

Krueger’s nephew, Lonnie Webb, said he couldn’t pinpoint one specific thing that contributed to her longevity but described her as being fiercely independent and enthusiastic. “She really enjoyed playing bingo too,” he added with a chuckle.

Her husband died in 1957. She is survived by a son, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.