Dorothy Hoffner, a 104-year-old great-grandmother from Illinois, passed away peacefully in her sleep just over a week after likely setting the world record for the oldest person to skydive. Hoffner lived at the Brookdale Senior Living center in Ottawa, where staff said she will be greatly missed for her passion and zest for life even at 104 years old.
Only Days After Achieving Her Skydiving Dream
On October 1st, Hoffner successfully completed a 13,500 foot skydive with Skydive Chicago. This was her 2nd ever skydive, having first jumped at the incredible age of 100. Guinness World Records is still finalizing her submission, but she is expected to break the previous record held by 103-year-old Linnea Ingegard Larsson of Sweden, who jumped last year.
Inspiring Others That Age Is Only A Number
Hoffner proved that age truly is just a number. Her adventurous spirit and fulfillment of her skydiving dream, even at 104 years old, serves as an inspiration to others to live life to the fullest regardless of age. She will be remembered for her passion for life. Additionally, you can also read about- Tragedy: Former NHL Player Nic Kerdiles Dies in Motorcycle Accident