Wenzel in 2020
|Birth:||20 May 1914|
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Age:||107 years, 34 days|
Wenzel was born on 20 May 1914 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. She married a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, Ernest Wenzel. Together, they moved north to a remote location which could only be accessed by plane or boat. The couple had four children, and after the eldest turned three, they moved back to Prince Albert where they ran an insurance adjusting company. Wenzel was eventually certified as Canada’s first female insurance adjuster.
After her husband’s death in 1987, Wenzel remained active, playing golf until she was 99. She celebrated her 100th birthday in Oklahoma, USA, where she has family. At the age of 106, she continues to be a competitive Scrabble player. As of 2020, she has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She currently lives in a retirement home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
In late 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, Wenzel tested positive for COVID-19, along with a number of residents at her retirement home. However, she did not show any symptoms, and tested negative on 23 December. At the age of 106, she is one of the oldest survivors of the disease.
- 106 and going strong PA Now, 21 May 2020
- ‘After a week we thought gosh she’s gonna make it’: 106-year-old Prince Albert woman beats COVID-19 Battlefords Now, 31 December 2020