Mrs. Vera Louise Boedecker of 2905 West Lawn Ave. celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 9 at home with her children and grandchildren.
The former Vera Louise Jennrich was born on Jan. 9, 1918, in Milwaukee. She came to Racine in 1979.
She married Robert C. Boedecker on Aug. 22, 1945, in Milwaukee. He died on Jan. 9, 2003.
Mrs. Boedecker was a librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
She attended churches where her husband was the minister, and taught Sunday School and was church secretary.
Mrs. Boedecker liked to cook and sew.
She has five children: Richard (Wendy) of Milwaukee; Kenneth (Cindy) and Carol of Racine; David (Jane) of Marshall, Mich.; and the late Robert Boedecker Jr. Mrs. Boedecker has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.