Married 71 years, couple dies within minutes of each other

MEDINAH, Ill. -- The family of a couple in Illinois says the arc of their two lives showed that they were meant for each other in this life and the next.

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Bob and Ruth Kretschmer died within minutes of each other Friday, just five days after celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary, according to a Daily Herald story.

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Their family said they got their wish to die in their home.

After Ruth passed away, Bob asked why everyone was crying. Then he also passed away.
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