Petra Hogetveit
Petra Hogetveit
Birth: 3 April 1910
Stange, Hedmark, Norway
Death: 23 May 2020
Brumunddal, Ringsaker, Norway
Age: 110 years, 50 days
Country: NorwayNOR
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Petra Hogetveit [Norwegian: Høgetveit] (née Hellum; 3 April 1910 – 23 May 2020) was a Norwegian supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Norway after the death of Marie Andersen on 16 February 2020, until her own death on 23 May 2020.

Biography

Petra Hogetveit was born Petra Kolbjörnsen Hellum in Stange, Hedmark, Norway on 3 April 1910. After growing up there, she moved to Oslo and worked as a caretaker for elderly people. She married Aslak Hogetveit and got three children: Sveining (1934), Solvar (1937) and Tor (1954). Her worst memories in life were 9 April 1940, when she heard on the radio how Nazi Germany occupied Norway, and not being able to give her children any shoes due to short supplies.

At age 109, Hogetveit stated that she enjoys her longevity. She is still able to walk without a walker and she still likes cooking. Her secret to her longevity was taking care of flowers, being happy all the time and no smoking or drinking.

Hogetveit died in a retirement home in Brumunddal, Ringsaker, Norway on 23 May 2020 at the age of 110 years, 50 days.

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Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Padderud • Nils Monsen Slaire • Karen Thorsen • Mathias Hansen Saether • Vilhelmine Olsen • Marie Olsen • Gjertrud Aas • Madli Bjoerkenes • Synnoeve Gundersen • Ellen Hoddoe • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Hans Aasegg • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegaard • Klara Joergensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oektedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie AndersenPetra HogetveitGudrun Nymoen

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