LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Marie Willan of the United States at age 110. She was born in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States on 29 April 1906. Her father was German, and her maternal grandparents were Austrian. She had eight younger siblings.

Willan went to St. Ann’s Catholic School, where she lived with the Benedictine nuns at their convent during the winter. When she was old enough to attend high school, her help was needed on the family farm. She eventually finished her education at the Beauty School in Chicago. On 10 May 1927, Willan got married, and the couple had one son. The family lived on the outskirts of Wadena for many years before moving into town in the 1960s. She worked as a seamstress at the Wadena Singer Sewing Center. Willan got married to her second husband on 2 April 1984.

Undated. (Source: Detroit Lakes Tribune)
(Source: Detroit Lakes Tribune)

In 2007, at 101, she received an honorary high school diploma from Wadena-Deer Creek High School. In 2009, she was the Wadena June Jubilee Parade Grand Marshal.

Willan passed away in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA, on 25 November 2016, at the age of 110. She was survived by her son, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Herbert Nicholas (1924–2019).

LongeviQuest congratulates Marie Willan’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Marie LeVan of the United States at age 111. She was born in Franklin Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States on 3 September 1908.

LeVan graduated from the University of Saint Joseph in 1936 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to earn Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Trinity College and the University of Hartford, respectively. LeVan also pursued further graduate studies at the Southern University of Connecticut and the Gesell Institute in New Haven.

As a young woman. (Source: Record-Journal)
As a young woman.
(Source: Record-Journal)

LeVan was a dedicated educator who spent her career teaching a variety of subjects. This includes teaching English, French, Latin, American History, and Psychology. She also served as Dean of Girls, School Psychologist, and Director of Pupil Personnel in the Meriden School System. In 2016, she received recognition for her 70 years of active membership and leadership from Soroptimist International of the Americas, a service organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls. In 2018, she was recognized by the South Congregational Church as their longest-living member (having joined in 1924).

LeVan passed away in Meriden, Connecticut, USA, on 29 August 2019, five days shy of her 111th birthday.

LongeviQuest congratulates Marie LeVan’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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