Wim Hendriks
Wim Hendriks
Birth: 19 January 1909
Wanroij, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: 21 March 2016
Wanroij, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Age: 107 years, 62 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Wilhelmus Antonius Alphonsus "Wim" Hendriks (19 January 1909 – 21 March 2016) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the Netherlands at the time of his death.

Biography

Hendriks was born in 1909. He lived in the village of Wanroij for his entire life. His father, once mayor of Wanroij, died shortly after Wim was born. Hendriks played tennis until he was 95 years old. Hendriks gained media attention in 2012 when he renewed his driver's license for 5 years, when he was nearly 104.

Wim's eyesight deteriorated over time. He liked to read, but was unable to due to his dislike of wearing glasses. He also could no longer drive. He was hospitalized from a urinary tract infection 2 weeks before he turned 107. He celebrated his 107th birthday with visits from his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Hendriks became the oldest Dutch man following Floor van Cleemputte's death on 20 May 2015. He credited his longevity to exercise, hot meals, and drinking a glass of red wine everyday. Wim did not enjoy his title- "It is better to be the youngest", he said. He died on 21 March 2016 at the age of 107 years, 62 days. 105-year old Jacob Berg of Abbekerk was his successor.

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Netherlands's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jannes Reiling • Hendrikus van Horsen • Petrus Bartelen • Keimpe Nijdam • Jan Kip • Wilhelmus Kostering • Willem van der Hulst • Marinus Wolffensberger • Johannes Hesseling • Jacob Hazewinkel • Willem Wels • Andre Beekman • Watze Watzema • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Huibert Prins • Hendrikus Verhoeven • Johannes van der Hoeven • Marcus Faasse • Gerrit van der Horst • Martin Hendrix • Hendrik Nessen • Pieter Zandee • Johannes Rijstenbil • Arthur Notte • Johannes Linning • Gerardus Boomaerts • Jan Nijenhuis • Dirk van der Kooij • Pieter Zaaijer • Albert Geerlings • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Cornelis Jansen • Hendrikus de Bijl • Johannes van Capel • Reinier Pelgrom • Jan de Winter • Frits Rijkens • Jan Pieter Bos • Frits Botterblom • Henri Timmermans • Joop Rosbach • Ko de Lavoir • Jan Voogt Pzn • Jan van der Giessen • Adrianus van der Vaart • Jos Wijnant • Cornelis Geurtz • Gerard Helders • Arie Vermeulen • Tjeerd Epema • Serop Mirzoyan • Floor van Cleemputte • Wim Hendriks • Jacob Berg • Dirk van der Noen • Jan Willem van de Kamp • Eelke Bakker • Anonymous

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