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Karla Lindholm Jensen
Karla Lindholm Jensen
Karla Lindholm Jensen at 109.
Birth: 7 May 1908
Herning, Midtjylland, Denmark
Death: 10 December 2020
Herning, Midtjylland, Denmark
Age: 112 years, 217 days
Country: DenmarkDEN
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Karla Lindholm Jensen (7 May 1908 – 10 December 2020) was a Danish supercentenarian who became the oldest living person in Denmark following the death of Ellen Brandenborg on 22 July 2017 and the oldest living Danish-born person following the death of Ulla Lund on 23 August 2017. She was also the last Danish person born in the 1900's decade.

Biography

Karla Lindholm Jensen was born Karla Johanne Christine Lindholm in Herning, Midtjylland, Denmark on 7 May 1908 to parents Hans Joergensen Lindholm and Helfrida Nielsine Christensen.

She married Ejner Jensen in 1934. The couple had a stillborn daughter not long after their marriage, and later adopted their two children in the 1940s: Anne-Lykke (1944-2014) and Hans-Boy (born 1948). Her daughter Anne-Lykke died from cancer in 2014.

When she was 109, she still was able to read the newpapers and do crossword puzzles.

Karla Lindholm Jensen became the oldest living person in the Nordic Countries after the death of 111-year-old Carl Mattsson of Sweden on 24 July 2019.

On 20 November 2019, she became the oldest person ever to live in Denmark aged 111 years, 197 days.

On 16 February 2020, Lindholm Jensen became the last surviving person in Nordic region born in the 1900s decade following the death of 110-year-old Marie Andersen of Norway.

On 7 May 2020, she became the first Danish woman to turn 112 years old and the first Danish-born person since Christian Mortensen in 1994.

Karla Lindholm Jensen died in Herning, Midtjylland, Denmark on 10 December 2020 at the age of 112 years, 217 days.

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Denmark's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Bodil AndersenAne Sophie BoedtkerEllen K PetersenChristian BankeMads P KehletMaren Hansen • Frederikke Nielsen • Agnes Bruun • Sophie Madsen • Hans J Petersen • Marie Hansen • Andreas M Hansen • Ane Marie Johansen • Rasmine Rogersen • Johannes W Hansen • Birthe Marie Kjaer • Andrea Pedersen • Ane Sofie Petersen • Sine Madsen • Marie Petersen • Olga Hansen • Marie E Rasmussen • Anna M Moeller • Louise A Bramsen • Johannes Hansen • Ragnhild Linnet • Martha Joergensen • Maren Jensen • Niels Nielsen • Anne Matthiesen • Olga Kofoed • Kristiane Hasager • Karen Jespersen • Nikoline Vang • Kirsten Hoejrup • Mette Andersen • Johanne Holm • Kirsten Kjaer • Johanne Grann • Ane Cathrine Madsen • Jenny Kristensen • Karen Edland • Torkil Dressoe • Adelheid Nielsen • Magda Hedetoft • Thyra Kongsoe • Elly Karin Hansen • Else Lundblad • Ella Hansen • Else Jensen • Dora Jensen • Agnes Hansen • Agnes From Steenstrup • Marie Jensen • Signe Hoejer • Ellen Brandenborg • Karla Lindholm Jensen • Ellen Smith • Else Rehling • Karen Rigmor Moritz

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