|Birth:||16 May 1893|
Podlapaca, Lika-Senj County, Austria-Hungary (present-day Croatia)
|Death:||4 October 2002|
Donji Andrijevci, Brod-Posavina County, Croatia
|Age:||109 years, 141 days|
Ruza Buncic-Sertic [Croatian: Ruža Bunčić-Sertić] (16 May 1893 – 4 October 2002) was a Croatian centenarian who was the oldest living person in Croatia, following the death of Jela Kranjcic on 9 December 2001, until her own death.
Ruza Buncic was born in Podlapaca, Lika-Senj County, Austria-Hungary (present-day Croatia) on 16 May 1893. In 1943, she moved to the village of Donji Andrijevci. She married Stjepan Sertic and had two daughters: Marica and Katica. At the age of 103, she had surgery on her hip. On her 109th birthday, she lived with her daughter, Marica.
On 9 December 2001, she became the oldest living person in the Croatia, following the death of Jela Kranjcic.
Ruza Sertic died in Donji Andrijevci, Brod-Posavina County, Croatia in the morning of 4 October 2002 at the age of 109 years, 141 days. At the time of her death, she had two daughters, 6 grandchildren (Spomenka, Renata, Cedomir, Zlatko, Visnja and Mandica), 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
- 109. nova godina bake Ruže Sertić Večernji list, 2 January 2002
- RUŽA SERTIĆ - NAJSTARIJA HRVATICA Večernji list, 22 May 2002
- Preminula najstarija Hrvatica Večernji list, 5 October 2002
|Croatia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Jela Kranjcic • Ruza Sertic • Unknown • Ivan Jaklic • Jerka Litovic • Nena Tolj • Ljubica Loncar • Lina Miljan • Ada Vitezic • Paulina Prodan • Izolda Krmpotic • Nina Valjalo • Andja Peric • Josip Krsul