Helen Lettinga
Helen Lettinga
Birth: 6 February 1903
Casnovia Township, Michigan, USA
Death: 25 October 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Age: 111 years, 261 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Helen Lettinga (née Smith; 6 February 1903 – 25 October 2014) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At time of her death, she was the second-oldest person in US state of Michigan.


Helen Lettinga was born in Casnovia Township, Michigan, USA on 6 February 1903. Her parents were Clarence Smith and Maude (née Carpenter) Smith. She graduated from Casnovia High School in 1921.

She married Fred Lettinga on 10 June 1925. The couple had at least two daughters Mary Doyle and Judith Crombez. She was widowed in 1985.

Helen Lettinga died in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on 25 October 2014 at the age of 111 years, 261 days. She is survived by two daughters Mary Doyle and Judith Crombez; 10 grandchildren David Doyle, Linda Bennett, Coleen Smith, Ross Dornan, Fritz Dornan, Chris Dornan, Rene Crombez, Dale Crombez, Sean Crombez and Brent Crombez; seventeen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; special friends, the David DeBryan family and Loren Bennett.



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