Bernice Caltvedt of Bethany Manor, Story City was 100 years old on Monday, August 5. The family of Bernice Caltvedt celebrated Bernice’s 100th birthday with a party at Timberland Village on Saturday, August 3.

Bernice (Durby) was born on a small farm south of Roland. After her marriage to Martin Caltvedt in 1931, they lived on three different farms in the McCallsburg area. Since 1977 Bernice has lived in Story City. She has five children: Betty Page, Ernest Caltvedt, Virgetta Johnson-Smith, and Elaine Hanson. She also has thirteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Bernice worked as a farm wife and homemaker, house cleaner, and kringla baker. She made two visits to relatives in Norway. At Bethany Manor, Bernice enjoys visits from family and friends and spiritual music and other activities.

—submitted by Ernest Caltvedt