Walter Breuning walked into a bank at the age of 100 and asked for a five-year certificate of deposit. Five years later, he was back at the same bank to pick up his earnings.
Grover Cleveland was president when Breuning was born on September 21, 1896 in Melrose, Minnesota. In 1918 he moved to Montana, where he worked for the Great Northern Railway for 50 years. He married his wife Agnes in 1922, and they were married until her death 53 years ago.
Tonight, Breuning will celebrate his birthday at the Rainbow Retirement Community in Great Falls, Montana. He’ll give a speech at the invite-only party. Governor Brian Schweitzer and Guinness World Records representatives are expected to attend.
Here’s to Breuning being a man for longer than any of us could ever imagine. Maybe he should take out a ten-year CD next time.