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Alice Ostlund
Alice Ostlund
Birth: 8 December 1906
Jattendal, Gavleborg, Sweden
Death: 28 March 2018
Trollhattan, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden
Age: 111 years, 110 days
Country: SwedenSWE

Alice Viola Ostlund [Swedish: Alice Östlund] (née Olsson; 8 December 1906 – 28 March 2018) was a Swedish supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Sweden and the Nordic countries, as well as reportedly the world's oldest active radio correspondent, until her death on 28 March 2018.


Alice Viola Olsson was born in Jattendal, Gavleborg, Sweden on 8 December 1906, to Lars and Beda Vallman Olsson. Her father worked on the railroad, which lead to the family moving around to several places in Alice's youth. She married Bernhard Ostlund in Ljungsbro, Sweden in 1934. The couple did not have any children.

Ostlund spent most of her life in Vanersborg before moving to Trollhattan after her husband's death in 1981. She moved to a care home in Trollhattan at the age of 106. On 8 December 2017, Ostlund celebrated her 111th birthday. She died on 28 March 2018 at the age of 111 years, 110 days.

Ostlund has been the oldest resident of Sweden since the death of Nanny Halvardsson on 26 May 2017 and the oldest resident of the Nordic Countries since the death of Ellen Brandenborg on 22 July 2017.

Radio Correspondent

Alice Ostlund became a regular radio correspondent for Swedish Radio (SR) channel P4 Väst after she won one of the channel's contests in November 2007 saying that she'd use the money to buy Saffron buns to serve visitors on her 101st birthday.

Due to her lucidity and clear mind the Swedish Radio took an interest in her and from then on she was featured weekly at a special segment called "Nu ringer vi till Alice!" where she would speak about things such as her youth, her view on recent events and what kept her going despite her advancing age.



Sweden's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna Matilda Johansson • Elin Johansson • Selma Andersson • Clara Hedwin • Anna Wetterhall • Alfred Lagerstrom • Anna Persson • Karl Ljungberg/ Carolina Nilsson • Julia Karlsson • Wilhelmine Sande • Hilda Pettersson • Anna Andersson • Gustava Vikstrom • Ida Johnson • Elfrida Andersson • Alma Klingvall • Alfrida Engblom • Hulda Johansson • Ellen Andreasson • Hilma Rothman • Ellen Johansson • Clara Asberg • Hilda Grahn/ Teresia Lindahl • Elsa Moberg • Jenny Karlsson • Johanne SvenssonAnders Engberg • Elin Antonsson • Astrid Zachrison • Rut Mikaelsson • Maria Eriksson • Ester JohanssonRuth Engstrom • Ellen Vestling • Karin Larsson • Gulli Bergendahl • Rut Emriksson • Ingeborg Damgren • Nanny HalvardssonAlice Ostlund • Carl Mattsson • Flarid Lagerlund • Gunborg Hancock