Ecumen honors John Scanlan, who is 100.
Born: April 8, 1916, in North Saint Paul, Minn.
Residence: Ecumen Lakeview Commons in Maplewood, Minn.
Hobbies/Interests: John enjoys the outdoors and birdwatching. Fishing on many of Minnesota’s lakes with friends was a favorite pastime. He used to play cribbage and was a volunteer fireman in Oakdale.
Family: Married to Anna Catherine, now deceased, for 29 years. Six children — two sons and four daughters. Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Secrets of Longevity: Walk every day, stay out of debt and always say your prayers.
Other Interesting Facts: John loves pie — especially cherry and blueberry. Also loves music — country, big band and Irish.
Occupation: Worked on the railroad, delivering mail and also drove a postal truck.
Congratulations on your 100th birthday, John! Ecumen honors you.