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Fred Lunghusen
Fred Lunghusen
Lunghusen on his 104th birthday in 2009
Birth: 5 July 1905
Sebastian, Victoria, Australia
Death: 2 July 2014
Cohuna, Victoria, Australia
Age: 108 years, 362 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Edgar Frederick "Fred" Lunghusen (5 July 1905 – 2 July 2014) was an Australian centenarian who was the oldest known living man in Australia at the time of his death.


Lunghusen was born in Sebastian, Victoria, Australia on 5 July 1905. His parents were Frederick Lunghusen and Gertrude (née Mountjoy) Lunghusen. He had six siblings: one of them, Rita Saddlier (1907–2012) lived to be 104. Fred and Rita were the oldest known living siblings in Australia until Rita died.

He married English-born Dorothy Stone in Victoria, Australia in 1931. The couple had three children: John Lunghusen (1932–2015), Winsome Leaney (c.1934–2016) and Alan Lunghusen. He got widowed in 1994.

He became the oldest known living man in Australia, following the death of 107-year-old Anthony Hoffman on 22 September 2011.

Lunghusen died in Cohuna, Victoria, Australia on 2 July 2014 at the age of 108 years, 362 days, three days before his 109th birthday. He was survived by nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Following his death, then-108-year-old Alfred Date (1905–2016) became the oldest known living man in Australia.


Australia's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Robert Hewson • Gordon WilliamsFrederick McGill • Robert McMiekenKosta Malco • James Wright • Robert Jordan • Jack Lockett • William CaddySydney Bond • Frank Scarrabelotti • John Campbell Ross • Claude Choules • James HopeAnthony Hoffman • Fred Lunghusen • Alfred Date • Alfred Powell • Hilton NunnDexter KrugerFrank Mawer