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|
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.
- Edgar Frederick Lunghusen (1905-2014) WikiTree
- Edgar Frederick Lunghusen (1905 - 2014) Geni
- LUNGHUSEN, Edgar Frederick (Fred) Obituary My Tributes (Herald Sun), 5 July 2014
|Australia's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Robert Hewson • Gordon Williams • Frederick McGill • Robert McMieken • Kosta Malco • James Wright • Robert Jordan • Jack Lockett • William Caddy • Sydney Bond • Frank Scarrabelotti • John Campbell Ross • Claude Choules • James Hope • Anthony Hoffman • Fred Lunghusen • Alfred Date • Alfred Powell • Hilton Nunn • Dexter Kruger • Frank Mawer