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Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Long-Lived Lipkes

104-year-old Lula (Lipke) Henne and her 100-year-old sister Lona Hutler reside in Pardeeville, Wisconsin. A third sister, Lillian, passed away this week at 97, and a fourth, Laura, died in 2002 ten days short of her 104th birthday. Lula's daughter Irene Zastrow is the historian of this close-knit but competitive family.

"On my mother's birthday this year she asked how old Laura was when she died. She had a grin on her face and said she was going to beat that," Zastrow said. [Link]

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