Roma man notches up 108th birthday

Australia's oldest man Dexter Kruger turns 108

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Dexter Kruger is now 108 years old. Picture: Lucy Kinbacher

Dexter Kruger is now 108 years old. Picture: Lucy Kinbacher

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Talk about a fine innings.

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ROMA resident and Australia’s oldest man, Dexter Kruger, notched up a figure many could only dream of when he celebrated his 108th birthday on Saturday with family and friends.

The avid author was pictured on Facebook spending his special day with loved ones.

Up until the age of 103 Mr Kruger was still living on his own before moving to the aged care facility, Pinaroo Roma. 

A picture Dexter posted to his Facebook page on Saturday.

A picture Dexter posted to his Facebook page on Saturday.

When asked on Facebook about his secret to a long life, Mr Kruger answered with his usual humour.

“Always eat when you are hungry, always drink when you are dry, always sleep when you are sleepy - don't stop breathing or you'll die,” the comment said.

Mr Kruger sits ahead of Lance Brown (107 yrs 344 days) and Ted Wale (107 yrs 153 days) as the oldest living man in Australia, a title he claimed mid last year. 

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