Hazel Schuth
Hazel Schuth
Hazel Schuth at the age of 110.
Birth: 29 July 1907
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death: 21 November 2018
Walworth, Wisconsin, USA
Age: 111 years, 115 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Unvalidated

Hazel Josephine Schuth (née Proctor; 29 July 1907 – 21 November 2018) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known living person in Wisconsin, USA.

Biography

Hazel Schuth was born as Hazel Proctor in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 29 July 1907. Her parents were Frederick and Margaret (née Sweeney) Proctor. She had two sisters named Frances and Alice, and one other sibling. She attended Providence High School, a Catholic school in Chicago, and graduated in 1923. She worked as a stenographer until her marriage.

In 1927, Hazel met her future husband, Otto Schuth, after she joined a group of friends headed to a lakeside cottage, and was persuaded by him to accompany him in his boat, because she couldn't swim. The pair married the following year and had three children together: Miriam (born 1930), Maureen (born 1935), and James “Jim” (born 1945).

Schuth learned to drive after getting married, and continued to drive well into her 90s. She and Otto loved to travel, visiting places such as France, Ireland, The Philippines, Russia and Poland. They also went to Florence, Italy, where Otto had a heart attack and was hospitalised for six weeks.

Otto passed away in 1988 after 60 years of marriage. Hazel lived on her own for the next 19 years, before moving to Golden Years Retirement and Nursing Home in Walworth, Wisconsin, in 2007. At her nursing home, she enjoyed partaking in prayer services, bingo, among other activities.

Schuth died in Walworth, Wisconsin, USA, on 21 November 2018, aged 111 years, 115 days.

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