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Herbert Wolding
Herbert Wolding
Wolding on his 105th birthday in 2017
Birth: 15 October 1912
Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Age: 109 years, 264 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Centenarian

Herbert “Herb” Wolding (born 15 October 1912) is an American centenarian who is currently the oldest known man living in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, and is among the oldest known living men in the United States. He is also the founder of H.O. Wolding, Inc., a Wisconsin-based trucking company operating in the continental United States.

Biography

Herbert Wolding was born in Portage, Wisconsin, USA on 15 October 1912 to Hans Oliver Wolding and Hannah Egeland.

In 1935, during the Great Depression, Wolding started a single-truck operation which ran daily milk deliveries in Nelsonville, Wisconsin, now known as H.O. Wolding, Inc. The headquarters would later move to a larger facility in Amherst, Wisconsin, where it is currently located today. His company went from having just one truck to having more than 350 tractors in its fleet. The company shipped more than 70,000 truckloads in 2018.

He was married to Evelyn (née Henke) Wolding. The couple had two children. Evelyn died in 2011 at the age of 93.

At the age of 106, Wolding still visited his company’s headquarters on a frequent basis to make sure it was still doing well.

On his 108th birthday in 2020, Wolding was not able to celebrate his birthday with his relatives as he normally would, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he celebrated by having his relatives drive by his house to congratulate him for his milestone (some of whom even dropped off cupcakes for him).

Wolding currently lives in Portage, Wisconsin, USA, at the age of 109 years, 264 days.

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