Larus Sigfusson
Larus Sigfusson
Birth: 5 February 1915
Stóru-Hvalsá, Hrútafjörður, Iceland
Death: 13 May 2020
Hvassa­leiti, Reykja­vík, Iceland
Age: 105 years, 98 days
Country: Iceland ISL
Centenarian

Larus Sigfusson [Icelandic: Lárus Sigfússon] (5 February 1915 – 13 May 2020) was an Icelandic centenarian who was the oldest living man in Iceland after the death of Theodor Johannesson on 3 September 2018 until his death.

Biography

Larus Sigfusson was born in Stóru-Hvalsá, Hrútafjörður, Iceland on 5 February 1915, the third of 14 siblings. His sister Anna Sig­fús­dótt­ir (12 June 1918 – 18 January 2020) died at 101. Larus and Anna were the oldest living siblings in Iceland until Anna died.

He worked as farmer. For 31 years, he worked as a minister’s chauffeur, in addition to being a cab driver. He drove until age 100.

He married Kristín Hannesdóttir in the fall of 1939. The couple had six children (four of whom are still living in 2020).

He and his partner Kristín Gísladóttir (born 1925), have live together for two decades before his death.

On 7 July 2019, the family celebrated the birth of his great-great-great-granddaugter, Fannarsdóttir, the sixth generation of the family.

Larus Sigfusson died in Hvassa­leiti, Reykja­vík, Iceland on 13 May 2020 at the age of 105 years, 98 days.

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Iceland's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Gudmundur DadasonFreysteinn JonssonSigsteinn Palsson • Unknown • Kristjan Jons­sonGissur ErlingssonGeorg OlafssonJon HannessonTheodor JohannessonLarus SigfussonStefan ThorleifssonSnaebjoern Gislason

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