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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 01:17:29pm
In reply to: Dies at 112 's message, "Lena Dick, 4th oldest validated American supercentenarian" on Tuesday, March 06, 01:12:13pm


Lena Helena Dick was born on August 5, 1905 to Kornelia (Peters) and Isaac D. Schultz on a farm northeast of Mountain Lake. When she was about a year old she became sickly and was not expected to live. The Lord gave health and she grew up to become the oldest Minnesota resident. She attended German school, now Mountain Lake Christian School, country school, and also attended the public school for 1 1/2 years. After a few years she attended the Bible Training School, now Crown College, for 2 years graduating in 1927. She accepted Christ as her Savior during tent meetings held in the park in 1920. Rev. Jacob Hooge was the Christian Missionary Alliance evangelist. The Lord moved in a mighty way and many were saved. In 1934 she married Jacob L. Dick and moved to the farm 3 1/2 miles west of Mountain Lake. It was a dry, dusty year. The corn crop produced only 100 bushels. They were active in church, serving on the relief committee, helping with the MCC meat canning, teaching Sunday School and serving on the auxiliary at the Christian School. She made many quilts for her children and grandchildren, also for relief. She enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans for her family. She lived in her home on the corner of 10th and Boxelder Street until almost 106 years old caring for her home and garden. At this time she moved to Eventide, then The Lodge and in July, 2017 she moved to The Village.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; son Alvin in 2015; brothers- David and his wife Marie Schultz, Albert and his wife Annie Schultz, and Willard and his wife Kathryn Schultz; and sister Susie in infancy. She will be missed by Willard and his wife Margaret of Mountain Lake, Dorothy and her husband Arlie of Savannah, MO, daughter-in-law Bernice Dick of Mountain Lake, 8 grandchildren- Steven (Tania) Dick of Cartersville, GA, Jonathan (Vicki) Dick of Fresno, CA, James (Shannon) Dick of Mountain Lake, Debbie (Tim) Grant of Lake Crystal, Bryan (Ellen) Beier of St. Joseph, MO, Kristi (Chad) Engbrecht of Sioux Falls, SD, Carl (Sonya) Dick of Smiths Grove, KY and Marie Dick of St. Cloud, 16 great-grandchildren- Lydia and Nadia Dick, Savannah, Jacob and Sophie Dick, Tyler and Audrey Dick, Taylor (Aaron) Oie, Tucker and Taite Grant, Faith, Lainey (Lester) Withers, Wyatt and Julia Beier, Ian and Cade Engbrecht, 2 step-great-grandchildren, Caitlin (Paul) Stonehousen and Kara MacKinder, and 1 great-great-grandson Everett Oie.

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Here's an article from December where talks about longevity-Tuesday, March 06, 01:26:35pm

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