Linnie Thuesen

  • Lifespan: Apr. 11, 1903 – Nov. 29, 2013
  • Age: 110 years, 232 days
  • Birthplace: Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA
  • Last residence: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Validation date: May 2, 2015
  • Validation source: Mark Muir/Waclaw Jan Kroczek/Oliver Trim

Linnie Thuesen was born in Tyler, Texas, USA on April 11, 1903. Her parents were John Currie and Mary (née Applewhite) Currie. She was the fifth of nine children. One of her sisters introduced her to her first husband, Jessie W. Holland when she was 20. He worked in railroad construction, and they moved to San Antonio in the 1930s. The couple had seven chidren: Joseph Holland, James Holland, Jean Holland, Julia Medlin, Jeanelle Worrell, Jo Ann Cuevas and J.C. Holland. Thuesen was a stay-at-home mother. Holland died in 1962. Five years later, she married Wilburn Thuesen, who accompanied her on many cruises abroad. He died in 1991. Thuesen did not credit her longevity to a secret elixir or regimen, but she said church has played a tremendous part in her life. Prior to moving to Golden Casa, members of the Harvest Hill Baptist Church would stop by her home to care for her.

Linnie Thuesen’s last surviving sibling Ida Neumann (1919–2017) lived to be 98. On Apr. 11, 2013 Thuesen turned 110 becoming a supercentenarian. At the time she was reported to have had some dementia, but was fond of talking about her travels abroad to the Holy Land and Europe She remembered traveling by covered wagon at age 6. She still exercised, lifting 1-pound weights in weekly Silver Sneaker classes. She didn’t use a walker until age 108. Thuesen always has been independent: she drove until she was 103 and lived alone until October 2012.

Linnie Thuesen died in San Antonio, Texas, USA on November 29, 2013 at the age of 110 years, 232 days. She was survived by two daughters Jeanelle Worrell and Jo Ann Cuevas; one son J.C. Holland, 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren and one sister Ida Mae Neumann. Linnie Thuesen was the second-oldest living person in the state of Texas behind validated supercentenarian Bertha Harris (1902-2015).
Her age was verified by Mark Muir, Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and Oliver Trim, and validated by the GRG on May 2, 2015.

Linnie Thuesen at age 110 with her sister. Ida Mae Neumann.

Linnie Thuesen at age 107.

Linnie Thuesen at age 110, as supercentenarian.

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