NaGreen celebrates 100th birthday
Sophia NaGreen, a long time resident of Fremont, celebrated her 100th birthday on March 16.
Helping NaGreen celebrate were her three daughters – Beverly Kohl (James), Nancy Anderson and Judy Hahn (Clifford) – her many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends.
Sophia and her late husband, Clarence, owned and operated the Weyauwega Hotel, known then as the NaGreen Hotel, in the 1950s until it burned in 1963.
She has been a longtime member of Hope United Church of Christ of Fremont, which she still attends as often as she can.
She and her late husband were chosen to be the king and queen of Horse & Buggy Days in 1992, which she felt honored to do.
Some of the things that kept Sophia so young in her life were her love for gardening – both vegetable and flowers – cooking her favorite recipes, and entertaining with friends and family.
Her many talents included sewing for herself and other people. Her sewing talent included making each of her three daughters (along with a few of her friends) fur coats from the rabbit pelts that she and her late husband raised.
Sophia worked side-by-side with her late husband in their numerous endeavors throughout her life.
Sophia is still quick to tell you a story about her good old days. She can still remember them very well. She enjoys reading books, playing bingo and watching the Packers play. She attended her first Packers game last year at the age of 99 years.
Some of her grandchildren refer to her as the “Energizer Bunny” … she just keeps going and going.
She continues to live each day to its fullest and is so thankful for all her wonderful family and friends.