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Wisconsin Outdoor News’ Person of the Year: At 103, Rueben Kolpack still marking milestones in the outdoors

Rueben Kolpack, right, 103, with his son, Allen Kolpack, of Polar, Wis. Rueben Kolpack turned 103 on March 19. He hunted the 2023 archery and rifle seasons. (Photos courtesy of the Kolpack family)

At the age of 103 Rueben Kolpack has marked many a milestone. Too many to list here, for sure, but let’s give it a try anyway.
World War II soldier. Recipient of the Silver Star for gallantry in action, the Purple Heart, African/European Medal, Victory Medal, and a Belgian medal on the recommendation of the French government.
Married 77 years to his wife, Lucille, who passed away in March at age 97, just five days short of her 98th birthday. Father to six children. Successful farmer. Oldest licensed Wisconsin deer hunter at age 102. Named Wisconsin Outdoor News Person of the Year for 2024.

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