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Flarid Lagerlund
Flarid Lagerlund
Flarid Lagerlund in January 2018 at age 107.
Birth: 8 February 1910
Spånga, Sweden
Age: 111 years, 349 days
Country: SwedenSWE

Flarid Lagerlund (born 8 February 1910) is a Swedish supercentenarian who is the oldest living person in Sweden.


Flarid Berta Lagerlund was born in Spånga, Sweden on 8 February 1910. Her parents were Axel Teodor Karlsson (1863–1919) and Fredrika Johannesdotter (1860–1943).

Lagerlund's parents emigrated to the United States in the late 19th century. Around the turn of the century they returned to Sweden. She had three older brothers. She attended school for seven years and then worked various different jobs, such as cable manufacturing companies, sewing studios and test kitchens.

She got married in 1937 with Karl Alvar Lagerlund. They cycled around whole Sweden. And after world war ll, they drove in Germany. After toddler period, she worked at the port of Stockholm in 25 years until she retired.

At age 99, she moved to Täby, Ångaren from Tallkrogen to be closer to her daughter Monica who has lived in Täby for a long time and wanted to have her mother close.

She celebrated her 110th birthday on 8 February 2020 in retirement home in Ångaren, Taby, Stockholm.

Lagerlund has been Sweden's oldest living woman since the death of Ada Persson on 8 March 2019. She became the oldest living person in the Nordic Countries after the death of Karla Lindholm Jensen on 10 December 2020.

On 24 July 2019, Lagerlund became the oldest living person in Sweden after the death of 111-year old Carl Mattsson.


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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