Minnesota's oldest resident celebrates another birthday

Posted at: 10/16/2013 12:24 PM

PLAINVIEW, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's most senior citizen is celebrating her birthday with a series of parties. After all, it's not often someone turns 113.

Only this year did Anna Stoehr move from her farmhouse near Potsdam to an assisted-living home in Plainview. At one party this week, Stoehr celebrated with her children, grandchildren and seven of her 25 great-grandchildren. Her birthday cake was ablaze with all 113 candles.

Her 81-year-old daughter-in-law, Marlene Stoehr, says she was kind of tired after following her mother-in-law around to multiple days of celebrations, which also included a gathering of about 170 people Sunday at a church in Elgin.

Daughter Lois Neighbors tells the Star Tribune her mom remains sharp and loves to play Scrabble, bingo and other games.

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