Marie Kindler turns 102

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Resident of The Bridge marks birthday

Marie Kindler, a resident at The Bridge at Ocala, who has been at The Bridge a little over a year, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
She has one daughter, Evelyn. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, moved to the U.S. in 1928 when she was 18 years old. Marie lived with a very nice Jewish family. She attended school to learn English at night. She worked for the Jewish family in their home as the “upstairs girl.” She made the beds and cleaned the bathrooms.
She met her husband at a dance. They dated four years before getting married. They remained married for 52 years. Marie and her husband owned apartment houses, about 70 apartments.
She moved to Florida in 1971 to West Palm Beach and remained there until moving to Dunnellon in 2009. She credits her longevity to taking no medications and eating well; this comes from tiny Marie, who weighs about 90 pounds. Her favorite time of the day is every morning at 10 when she goes to play bingo.