Hjalmar Gregersen
Hjalmar Gregersen
Hjalmar Gregersen (right) and his wife Aslaug on their 75th wedding anniversary (12 Dec 2017)
Birth: 9 April 1911
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Death: 19 August 2019
Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway
Age: 108 years, 132 days
Country: NorwayNOR
Centenarian

Hjalmar Gregersen Foske [Norwegian: Føske] (9 April 1911 – 19 August 2019) was a Norwegian centenarian who was the oldest living man in Norway after the death of George Nygaard on 1 May 2018 and the oldest living man in Scandinavia after the death of Carl Mattsson of Sweden on 24 July 2019.

Biography

Hjalmar Gregersen Føske was born in Kongsberg, Norway, on 9 April 1911 but moved to Botne in Vestfold in 1921. Together with his brother, Ole, he took over the operation of the farm Fudske in 1931 when he was 20 years old. On 12 December 1942, he married a woman named Aslaug (born 1922) and celebrated their 76 years of marriage in 2018. Gregersen liked watching the news and sports, especially winter sports.

Hjalmar Gregersen died in Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway on 19 August 2019 at the age of 108 years, 132 days. He was outlived by his wife Aslaug. After his death, Eloff Rasmussen of Denmark became the oldest living man in Scandinavia, while Alf Johannes Nikolai Johansen (born 11 March 1912) became the oldest living man in Norway.

References


Norway's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Thrond Olsen • Nils Monsen Sleire • Mathias Hansen Saether • Erik H Boerset • Hans Peter Jacobsen • Anders Stenehjem • Johan Saanum • Andreas Sandberg • Gulbrand Morterud • Hans Felde • Erik Berg • Engebret Hatten • Kleng Skeie • Hans Asegg • Wilhelm Pedersen • Henrik Maeland • Olav Holtan • Anders Odegaard • Isak Aarhus • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Anton Jakobsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Petter Iversen • Erik Arnegaard • Arnt Sundli • Tjolstolv Saetre • Sigvart Eide • Ole Svartas • Arne Olaisen • Severin Fosse • Amund Vermedal • Odd Oeyeflaten • Johannes Fosse • Olav Hovatn • Karl Doelven • Alfred Ihlen • Joergen Rustad • Helge Fjeldstad • Haakon Skoien • Jakob Gunnes • Thorvald Netteland • Birger Synsvoll • Carl Falck • Torbjorn Overbo • George Nygaard • Hjalmar Gregersen • Alf JohansenRoar GulbrandsenAlf OlsenVidar Eide

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