Maribel’s Oldest Resident turns 100



I can’t think of anyone who can say they have only lived in one house for their entire life. But Evie Huletz can. It may be a Guinness world record.

Evie Huletz was born on July 23, 1916. She was born and raised in her parents’ house which they built one year before Evie was born. Her father died in a car accident when Evie was 15 years old. On January 7, 1942, at the age of 25, Evie married Clarence Huletz . They lived upstairs in her parents’ home and her mother lived downstairs. Six months later in July her mother passed away from cancer, at which time Evie and Clarence had the whole house to raise their son Dale. Clarence passed away on December 18, 1985. Dale now lives in Alaska and Evie’s daughter, Mary, lives in Madison. Evie has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Evie has seen a lot of changes take place in the world in the last 100 years, such as wars, the invention of TV to computers and everything in-between. Evie remembers buying her first car at age 17, a black Chevrolet coupe with a rumble seat in the back. Evie worked at Larsen Canning Company and retired from Strauble Paper at age 65. She loves to travel the United States. She recalls having been to Alaska eight times, Hawaii four times,, Los Vegas, California, Maine, Kentucky, Florida, New York, Colorado, Tennessee and other states as well. She enjoys going on mystery trips, stating she went so often that many times she went to the same place several times but she never minded. Her hobbies include crocheting, playing cards and going gambling on bus trips.

Although Evie doesn’t hear well and is legally blind she still lives in her home. She is one amazing Lady!

Evie celebrated her 100 th birthday on Saturday, July 23 with her daughter, Mary, her grandson Dustin Huletz and several other friends including her lifelong friend Vi Stenson. Evie was surprised but very happy to have such nice people in her life helping her celebrate her special day. Her daughter Mary, who lives out of the area, is very grateful to Dawn Rabas, Eddie Duckart, Joan Chezek and Vonnie Verkuilen for looking after her mom.