Married Couple Of 73 Years Died Holding Hands After Testing Positive For COVID-19

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94-year-old Wilford Kepler and his wife Mary, who was 92 years old, spent 73 wonderful years together before passing away. Both tested positive for COVID-19.

A Wisconsin couple who had been married 73 years got to hold hands and say a final “I love you” before dying 6 hours…

Posted by thebingestop on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The New York Post said they were staying at the Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with adjoining beds when they died, only six hours apart, on April 18th.

Their granddaughter Natalie Lameka toldWTMJ, “They had been holding hands and that was just heartbreaking to hear but also heartwarming to hear. And we were just so thankful they were together and were aware they were together,” 

The couple spoke a final “I love you” to each other just before their death and Mary was said to have told the staff she felt she was “being cared for by Angels.” Even though the obituary said they died from “the terrible Covid-19,” Wilford’s cause of death was officially reported as a traumatic head injury sustained from falling at the house on Easter Sunday.

According to Worldometers, the 12th case of COVID-19 in the United States came out of Madison, Wisconsin on February 5th. As of May 1st, 2020, Wisconsin is ranked as the 26th state with the most cases of coronavirus, which is 6,854 cases, and 316 deaths.