Mänttä-Vilppula, Pirkanmaa Region — The oldest living person in Finland, Mrs. Helvi Kissala, passed away on June 12th, at the age of 110 years, 230 days. Her passing was first reported by Iltalehti.

Kissala was born in Mänttä (present-day Mänttä-Vilppula), Pirkanmaa, Finland (then Russian Empire), on 26 October 1913. In 1939, she married Niilo Mikael Helenius. The couple had two children; a daughter named Ritva and a son named Toini. She was widowed in 1959. In 1967, she married Heino Kissala. Throughout her life, she had various jobs, including working as a cowherd, a housewife, and a factory cleaner. Her second husband passed away in 1983.

On 13 January 2023, she became the oldest living person in Finland. At the time of her passing, she was the third-oldest living person in the Nordic region (following two 112-year-old women in Sweden) and the last known surviving individual in the region born in 1913.

LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Kissala.