Wiesner, who currently resides at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, is a native of Superior, Wisconsin where she spent most of her life. She turned 105-years-old on April 6 and spent the day celebrating with family.
In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson would begin his first term as the president of the United States. In 1913, the first crossword puzzle was published in the New York World newspaper. In 1913, a loaf of bread cost five cents, a bag of flour cost three cents, and a sirloin steak cost 24 cents. In 1913, Elizabeth Wiesner was born.
Wiesner, who currently resides at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, is a native of Superior, Wisconsin where she spent most of her life. She turned 105-years-old on April 6 and spent the day celebrating with family. Wiesner is actually the youngest of five sisters and two brothers in her family. She has been living at Lakeside Meadows for a year now after deciding to come to the lake area to be closer to family.
Wiesner was brought into the family after marrying her husband Tom. She worked much of her early life in the Superior Chamber of Commerce. Her grandson Tim Juno believes she worked for the chamber of commerce for around 15 years. He says that one of the reasons she has stayed so youthful is through pure drive and continuing to always be active.
“She has had a wonderful life,” Juno said. “She always seemed to be doing something with her time.”
At 105 years young, Wiesner has a total of 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She has four children of her own, two girls (Betty and Judy) and two boys (Tom and Paul).
Among her favorite hobbies, Wiesner continues to love and indulge herself in opera. She listens to opera daily on her headphones. Juno says that in her younger days, she was an avid golfer and played among many women’s leagues in Superior. Whenever he comes to visit, he says he frequently brings his dogs, which Wiesner loves to play with.
Lakeside Meadows activities director Patricia Gerding says Wiesner is constantly taking part in activities and likes to have her nails done on a weekly basis. She says she is most active and excited when people come in to visit with her.
Wiesner wouldn’t tell her secret to staying so young through so many years. She enjoyed her birthday party at Lakeside Meadows with many family and community members present. It seemed, however, that she was most excited to get a plate full of her favorite peanut-butter cookies.