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Hermina Wahlin (right), a resident of the Evansville Care Campus, will celebrate her 109th birthday on November 26. She is visited every day by her daughter, Delores, 83, who also lives in Evansville. An open house will be held in Hermina’s honor. Details are below. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)

Going strong at 109

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Hermina Wahlin of Evansville will celebrate an impressive milestone on November 26 – her 109th birthday. While friends and family are planning a celebration, she doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.


“I might skip the country!” she said with a grin, as her family members talked about the party.

Wahlin is quite matter-of-fact about her age. She says there are no secrets to longevity that she knows of.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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