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Evelyn Kleine
Evelyn Kleine
Evelyn Kleine two weeks before her 110th birthday.
Birth: 11 July 1907
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Death: 7 December 2019
Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA
Age: 112 years, 149 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Evelyn Kleine (née Holm; 11 July 1907 – 7 December 2019) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Minnesota from the death of Lena Dick on 27 February 2018 until her own death on 7 December 2019.


Evelyn Kleine was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on 11 July 1907. She was a daughter of Anna and Gus Holm. The family moved to Columbia Heights, Minnesota when she was eight years old. Over the course of her life, she has lived in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Florida, but returned to Columbia Heights when she was 70. She outlived two husbands and had no children.

Kleine, whose father reached 96 and her grandfather 94, says the secret to a long life is “sometimes in the attitude”. She also said “Just behave! No drinking, smoking. Clean living! Ignore trouble”.

Evelyn Kleine died in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA on 7 December 2019 at the age of 112 years, 149 days.