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Ecumen honors Albert Ruckelshausen, who is 103.
Born: August 22, 1913, in Genoa, Colorado.
Residence: Ecumen Meadows, Worthington, Minn.
Hobbies/Interests: Started playing pool in retirement and used to play every day. Also enjoys cards and singing.
Family: 2 children, 7 grandchildren, numerous great- and great-great grandchildren. Married to Marguerite for 72 years.
Secrets of Longevity: “The help of the Good Lord and living one day at a time.” Albert has two sisters who lived to be 104 and 105. His mother lived to be 97 and his father 92. “Live one day at a time as the Lord gives you,” he advises. And don’t smoke. He says he doesn’t know anyone who lived to be 100 who smoked.
Interesting Facts: Albert is known for his friendliness to everyone. He never misses a faith-based or musical performance program at Ecumen Meadows.
Congratulations on your 103rd birthday, Albert! Ecumen honors you.