Walter Breuning

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Walter Breuning
Walter Breuning April 8, 2010.jpg
Breuning in April 2010, at the age of 113.
Born(1896-09-21)September 21, 1896
Melrose, Minnesota, United States
Died(2011-04-14)April 14, 2011
(aged 114 years, 205 days)
Great Falls, Montana, United States
OccupationRetired railroader
TitleWorld's oldest living man from July 18, 2009, to April 14, 2011 and the third oldest recognized living person from January 31, 2011, to April 14, 2011.
Spouse(s)Agnes C. Breuning (née Twokey)
(m. 1922 – 1957, her death)
Margaret Breuning (née Vanest)
(m. 1958 – January 1975, her death)
Parent(s)John Breuning
Cora Mae (née Morehouse)

Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian and a retired railroader. He was the oldest living man in the world between July 18, 2009 and April 14, 2011.

He was the last remaining verified American man born in the 19th century. He was a colorectal cancer survivor.

Breuning was born on September 21, 1896 in Melrose, Minnesota. Breuning was married to Agnes C. Breuning (née Twokey) from 1922 until her death in 1957. Lastly he married Margaret Breuning (née Vanest) from 1958 until her death in 1975.

Breuning died on April 14, 2011 in hospital in Great Falls, Montana from natural causes after suffering pneumonia and an unknown illness. He was 114 years and 205 days old. Breuning is survived by his niece, 3 nephews, and a great niece and nephews.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tribune Staff (April 15, 2011). "Rest in Peace, Walter Breuning, World's Oldest Living Man". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011.

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Media related to Walter Breuning at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Henry Allingham
Oldest recognized living man
July 18, 2009 – April 14, 2011
Succeeded by
Jiroemon Kimura