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100-year-old man still hard at work

Feb. 26, 2009 at 9:14 PM

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Minnesota man who marked his 100th birthday Thursday continues to work half days at the company he has owned since 1955, family members said.

Bill Horst, son of centenarian Errett "Eddie" Horst, said his father still puts in weekday hours at Globe Publishing in South St. Paul, Minn., and until six months ago, he was driving himself to work for daily 8-hour shifts, the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press reported Thursday.

"He would've been gone at 85 if he had retired," Bill Horst said. "He comes here every day, and it makes him feel like he's a part of the place. People -- his old clients -- still come in here to see him and call to see how he's doing. But there just aren't a lot of his old buddies left."

Eddie Horst, who has 15 great-grandchildren, said that despite needing a magnifying glass to read mail and invoices since his eyesight began failing last year, he is otherwise in perfect condition to work.

"Other than my eyesight, I'm fine," he said.

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