One of Minnesota’s oldest residents, Hermina Wahlin of Evansville, died Thursday, June 18 at the Evansville Care Center at the age of 110.
Wahlin shared a few of her milestones with readers of the Echo Press over the years, the most recent being her 110th birthday. A party was held in her honor last November at the Evansville Care Center, where she resided for the past seven years. She lived on her own in an apartment until age 103.
Wahlin was born on November 26, 1904 near Evansville. She attended Rural School District #35 in Lund Township, then continued high school in Bemidji. She later worked in a beauty shop in Minneapolis.
She married David Wahlin on August 26, 1926. They lived in Minneapolis for a while, then farmed by Evansville, and then traveled for five years while David worked with an oil company pipeline.
They returned to Evansville where they owned and operated Wahlin’s Grocery for several years before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada where they managed apartment buildings.
They retired back to Evansville where Hermina was a funeral home receptionist and an active member with Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Wahlin is survived by two daughters: Shirley (William) Hart of Las Vegas and DeeLores Wahlin of Evansville; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, David, in 1998 at age 95, and by two grandsons.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Evansville. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be at Mound Grove Cemetery in Evansville.