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Katherine Karras turned 100 on April 1 at American Heritage Care Center.

100th birthday celebration is no joke

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She may have been born April 1, but Katherine Karras is no April Fool. Karras, born April 1, 1913, just reached her 100th birthday on Monday. Her sense of humor is still going strong.


"When people ask me how did you get to be 100, I say I kept on breathing," Karras said.

She also advised would-be centerians to keep learning. Karras she took college classes into her 80s.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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