Iris Westman in August 2018
|Birth:||28 August 1905|
Aneta, North Dakota, USA
|Age:||114 years, 181 days|
Westman was born in Aneta, North Dakota on 28 August 1905 to Nicholas Westman and Mathilda Erickson. She was the only daughter in her family to survive to adulthood, as her two sisters died as children.
Westman is a 1928 graduate of the University of North Dakota. She was an English teacher in both Aneta and Hillsboro, North Dakota before moving to Minnesota. She retired as the elementary librarian in Worthington, Minnesota, where she sang in the First Lutheran Church choir with Mikkel Pates. She never married.
Westman currently lives in Northwood, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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