Woman celebrates 100 years

Dagmar Sloan will celebrate a major milestone on Sunday – it’s her 100th birthday.

Posted April 25, 2014

By MAGGIE PIATZ

For the DC Herald

 

PHOTO BY MAGGIE PIATZ / DC HERALD Dagmar Sloan of Dunn County happily reaches her 100th birthday this weekend.
PHOTO BY MAGGIE PIATZ / DC HERALD
Dagmar Sloan of Dunn County happily reaches her 100th birthday this weekend.

Dagmar Sloan will celebrate a major milestone on Sunday – it’s her 100th birthday.

A lifetime resident of Dunn County, Sloan was born and raised in the home she still lives in today. Her family immigrated to the United States before she was born and settled here in North Dakota. They were from the Bolkesjo area of Norway.

Sloan was one of seven siblings. There were three brothers, Ole, Oscar, and Helge, and she was one of four girls, Margaret, Olga, and Agnes. All the children worked hard to purchase the land on which they lived and worked. Sloan never married, but is proud to claim 14 nieces and nephews.

 

An heirloom brought from Norway by Dagmar Sloan’s family.
An heirloom brought from Norway by Dagmar Sloan’s family.

Her friends and family already have begun sending her cards and letters to wish her well on her big milestone, which she really enjoys. A special card hangs on her kitchen wall – birthday wishes from Rep. Kevin Cramer and Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Her relatives in Norway sent cards, letters, and special gifts. One gift is a specially handcrafted Norwegian sweater. She also received candy and will be fast to say that chocolate sent from Norway is the best.

With 100 years behind her, Sloan saw many changes over the decades and said she had a good life.

Today, she is alert, able to live in her own home with a caregiver, and manages well.

When wished a “happy birthday,” Sloan responded she wishes “for you to live 100 years”, too.


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