Fern Preston
Fern Preston
Birth: 24 June 1908
Lorain, Ohio, USA
Death: 4 November 2018
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Age: 110 years, 133 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Fern Preston (née Kikstadt) (24 June 1908 – 4 November 2018) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Fern Preston was born Fern I. Kikstadt in Lorain, Ohio, USA on 24 June 1908. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1926 and married G. Herbert Preston, who preceded her in death in 1996. The union produced four sons, two of which were still alive in 2018.

For work, Preston crafted violin strings at a local music store, in addition to her job at a high school cafeteria. For leisure, she enjoyed reading, music (particularly opera), macramé, découpage, paint by numbers, crocheting, sewing, and sudoku. She also cherished traveling both domestically and abroad with her husband. Preston was a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Preston died in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, on 4 November 2018, at the age of 110 years, 133 days.


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