Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

Oak Harbor woman celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 22

On Aug. 22, Peggie Suess will celebrate her 100th birthday.

The celebration will be at Summer Hill Senior Living, where she has lived for the past eight years.

“It’s a shock to me that it’s been already so long,” Suess said. “I feel that if the Lord meant it to be, then that’s the way it is.

“I’m very fortunate. I never thought I would celebrate 100 years.”

Suess, second oldest in a family of six children, was born in Oshkosh, Wisc. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1936.

Suess and her husband, John, whom she married in 1942, moved to Oak Harbor on Feb. 14, 1947. In March 1947, she was hired to work in the Civilian Personnel Office at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, starting as a clerk typist-GS-2. She worked there for 32 years.

Suess is a life member of the Oak Harbor Emblem Club No. 450 and served as its president in 1996-97 and 2000-2001. She also has been a member of the Oak Harbor Senior Center and former member and past president of the Oak Harbor Business Women’s Association and the Oak Harbor Toastmistress Club. She is also a longtime member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.

She has two daughters, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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