Montana’s Walter Breuning, World’s Oldest Man, Turns 114

By Beacon Staff

GREAT FALLS – A Montana resident believed to be the world’s oldest man is celebrating his 114th birthday.

Walter Breuning is planning to attend an invitation-only birthday party on Tuesday afternoon at the Rainbow Retirement Community in downtown Great Falls. He is expected to have cake and deliver a speech at the party that will include Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Breuning was born on Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minn., and moved to Montana in 1918. He worked for the Great Northern Railway for 50 years.

His wife Agnes, a railroad telegraph operator from Butte, died in 1957. The couple had no children.

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