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Coronavirus: Couple, who had been married for 70 years die six hours apart

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

29th Apr, 2020. 09:00 pm
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Coronavirus: Couple, who had been married for 70 years die six hours apart

An elderly couple of Wilford and Mary Kepler, who were married in 1946 , both tested positive for coronavirus, die six hours apart.

According to the American Magazine, Wilford was shifted to the Freudert Hospital in Wisconsin on April 12 after Wolford fell and got injured.

Upon arrival at the hospital, Wilford’s coronatest was positive, while Mary Kepler, who had already had coronavirus, isolated herself at home.

According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, Mary died of the coronavirus at the age of 92, while Wilford died of a head injury at the age of 94.

The couple had three children, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Both Wilford and Mary graduated from Richland Center High School a few years apart in the 1940s.

Before graduating from his class in 1943, Wilford enlisted in the army for World War II, which he fought in Okinawa.

When Wilford was at war. Mary used to write a letter to Wilford, which was the beginning of their relationship and the couple tied the knot a year after the war ended.

Wilford worked as a machine builder for 35 years, while Mary was the first American woman to become vice president of steel supply.

The couple also helped their community. Wilford volunteered at Milwaukee VA Hospital for more than two decades.

Their granddaughter Natalie Lameka said on their demise “They had been holding hands, and that was just heartbreaking to hear but also heartwarming to hear. We were just so thankful they were together and were aware they were together.”

Also read: 106-year-old British woman survives COVID-19

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