LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Veronica Forstner of the United States at age 110. She was born in Sigel Township, Brown County, Minnesota, on 3 May 1905. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 6 children.

Despite facing surgeries for kidney stones, a hysterectomy, and even her gallbladder and cataracts, Forstner lived to 110. She stayed active, enjoying the newspaper, Minnesota Twins games, and church services. Though her hearing declined, she resisted hearing aids. As for her longevity secret, she simply said, “I just live,” though another interview mentioned plenty of sleep as a factor.

Undated. (Source: Find A Grave)

(Source: Find A Grave)

On 18 June 2015, she became the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Minnesota following the death of 110-year-old Hermina Wahlin.

Veronica Forstner passed away in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA, on 29 September 2015, at the age of 110 years, 149 days. She was survived by five of her children, 39 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, and 35 great-great-grandchildren. Upon her passing, she was succeeded as Minnesota’s oldest living person by Lena Dick.

LongeviQuest congratulates Veronica Forstner’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Forstner’s Directory Profile here.