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Torbjorn Overbo
Torbjorn Overbo
Overbo on his 107th birthday in 2016
Birth: 22 August 1909
Lom, Oppland, Norway
Death: 27 November 2017
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway
Age: 108 years, 97 days
Country: NorwayNOR
Centenarian

Torbjorn Overbo [Norwegian: Torbjørn Øverbø] (22 August 1909 – 27 November 2017) was a Norwegian centenarian who was once the oldest living person in Norway.

Biography

Torbjorn Overbo was born in Lom in the municipality of Oppland, Norway on 22 August ,1909. He was the last survivor of eleven siblings, because they all died. He was described as "vigorous" by family and friends.

Overbo lived in a retirement home in Ringsaker, Hedmark, where he, during the celebration of his 107th birthday in 2016, stated that he enjoys his residency there: "I am very pleased with how it is here. The help I get, the food they serve and how everyone is here. Here, it is very nice. It's also nice that there are so many here today". Overbo had reached such age because he had driven agriculture all his life and likes to keep being active. He walked daily in the hallways at his retirement home and had always been happy to move on.

Torbjorn Overbo became the oldest man in Norway following the death of Carl Falck on 23 July 2016, oldest person in Oestlandet following the death of Elisabet Ekenaes on 4 January 2017, and oldest person in Norway following the death of Ragnhild Haugen on 28 March 2017.

Torbjorn Overbo died in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway on 27 November 2017, at the age of 108 years, 97 days. Following his death, the new oldest living person in Norway became Marie Andersen (1909-2020) of Nord-Norge, the new oldest living man in Norway became George Nygaard (1910-2018), and the new oldest known living man born in Norway became Hjalmar Gregersen (1911-2019). Gregersen became the oldest living man in Norway after Melford Nygaard died.

References


Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Padderud • Nils Monsen Slaire • Karen Thorsen • Mathias Hansen Saether • Vilhelmine Olsen • Marie Olsen • Gjertrud Aas • Madli Bjoerkenes • Synnoeve Gundersen • Ellen Hoddoe • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Hans Aasegg • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegaard • Klara Joergensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oektedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie AndersenPetra HogetveitGudrun NymoenGunhild LyseElsa GundersenVidar Eide


Norway's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Thrond Olsen • Nils Monsen Sleire • Mathias Hansen Saether • Erik H Boerset • Hans Peter Jacobsen • Anders Stenehjem • Johan Saanum • Andreas Sandberg • Gulbrand Morterud • Hans Felde • Erik Berg • Engebret Hatten • Kleng Skeie • Hans Asegg • Wilhelm Pedersen • Henrik Maeland • Olav Holtan • Anders Odegaard • Isak Aarhus • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Anton Jakobsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Petter Iversen • Erik Arnegaard • Arnt Sundli • Tjolstolv Saetre • Sigvart Eide • Ole Svartas • Arne Olaisen • Severin Fosse • Amund Vermedal • Odd Oeyeflaten • Johannes Fosse • Olav Hovatn • Karl Doelven • Alfred Ihlen • Joergen Rustad • Helge Fjeldstad • Haakon Skoien • Jakob Gunnes • Thorvald Netteland • Birger Synsvoll • Carl Falck • Torbjorn Overbo • George Nygaard • Hjalmar Gregersen • Alf JohansenRoar GulbrandsenAlf OlsenVidar Eide

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