Dorothy Janetzki celebrates 102 years

DOROTHY Janetzki of Horsham celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday.

Her family hosted a party for her on Saturday night to celebrate the milestone.

Mrs Janetzki still lives at home and enjoys craft and cooking.

“I take it one day at a time,” she said.

“I’m lucky to still be here.”

She said she knitted regularly and cooked for herself.

“I have good neighbours who come and see me each day,” she said.

Neighbour Joan Watts said Mrs Janetzki made coat hangers from bread bags and gave them to people.

Mrs Janetzki was born at Arkona on January 14, 1912.

She was the sixth of 13 children.

She has five children – Fay, Peter, Noel, Ian and Gary, 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Mrs Janetzki was married to Norman Janetzki for 50 years.

She has lived in Horsham for 60 years and has spent 25 years at her current Horsham home.

She said her Christian faith was the secret to reaching the milestone age.

This year’s celebrations were relatively low key for Mrs Janetzki, who celebrated her 90th birthday with a motorbike ride and her 100th birthday with a ride in a red Mustang convertible.

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