Leuthner at the age of 85
|Birth:||19 May 1910|
Long Prairie, Minnesota, USA
|Death:||9 October 2020|
Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
|Age:||110 years, 143 days|
Leuthner was born on 19 May 1910 and grew up on a farm just outside Long Prairie, Minnesota, with three sisters. She studied music from the local nuns and learned to play the violin and piano. She attended high school in Long Prairie and business college in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
In 1932, Leuthner moved to Alexandria, Minnesota, where for a time she played violin at the movie theater to accompany the silent movies. The following year she met and married her husband, John Leuthner, with whom she had two children. John died in 1996.
When she was 95, Leuthner had surgery for colon cancer and needed no further treatment. She lived on her own until she was 98, when she stopped driving and moved into an assisted living facility in Alexandria, Minnesota.
At the age 107, Leuthner’s mental and physical health deteriorated and she moved into a nursing home in Alexandria. At the time of her 110th birthday, it was reported that the slept most of the time, could see well, and had barely spoken since turning 109. She died on 9 October 2020 at the age of 110 years, 143 days.