Jens Peter Westergaard
Jens Peter Westergaard
Birth: 26 April 1914
Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Age: 107 years, 50 days
Country: DenmarkDEN
Centenarian

Jens Peter Westergaard (born 26 April 1914) is a Danish centenarian who is currently the oldest living man in Denmark.

Biography

Jens Peter Westergaard was born in Odense (Skt. Hans), Syddanmark, Denmark on 26 April 1914. His father worked as a butcher. At the age of 105, the earliest memory he could recall was from when he was only about four years old, where he remembers hearing his father talking with his customers about World War I, although he admitted he was too young at the time to know exactly what they were talking about.

As a young man he married a woman named Greda. This marriage would last for 25 years before Greda's death. He would later remarry, getting engaged with another woman named Inge, with whom this marriage would last for 17 years before her death. After the death of his second wife he was in a relationship with a third woman named Nina, who also died 17 years after they met, although they never married.

He managed public transportation in his city, and oversaw the transition from trains to buses in Odense. He retired at age 70.

At the age of 104, when asked if he ever thought about the future, he replied that he had experienced everything he wanted to in life, and was against the idea of doctors trying to prolong his life. He stated that while he was content with his life in old age, he did miss being able to ride his bicycle.

He became the oldest living man in Denmark, and the Nordic region, following the death of 108-year-old Eloff Gyldvig Rasmussen on 9 October 2020.

Jens Peter Westergaard moved from Odense in 2020, and currently lives in Fredericia, Syddanmark, Denmark, at the age of 107 years, 50 days.

References


Denmark's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Christian Banke • Mads P Kehlet • Thomas Mogensen • August MatthiesenPeder Klausen • Anders Soerensen • Hans J Petersen • Matthias Petersen • Andreas M Hansen • Johannes W Hansen • Peder O Soerensen • Christian Aaberg • Hans P Nissen • Hans P Jensen • Lars P Johansen • Peder Puggaard • Niels C Andersen • P L P Mollerup • Peter Brandorff • Hans Petersen • Soeren Pedersen • Johannes Hansen • Christian Trolle • Niels Rasmussen • Niels Nielsen • Christian Joergensen • Alfred Lorentsen • Hans P Hansen • Axel Spliid • Povl Povlsen • Anders Lauridsen • Carl S Moeller • Hans P Andersen • Hans Bagge • Ejner Christensen • Alfred Kristiansen • Torkil Dressoe • Niels Graversen • Martin Gammelgaard • Carl Pedersen • Carl Lund • Alfred Laugesen • Peder Moeller • Svend Hansen • Aage Nielsen • Georg I Jensen • Holger Hartmann • Alfred Nielsen • Niels Toft • Kristian Rasmussen • Eloff G Rasmussen • Jens P Westergaard

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