Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands
Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/29528191/de...#ixzz1bFm5FoVXDES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa couple who was married for 72 years died one hour apart last week in the hospital as they held hands.
Family said the story of Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, is a real-life love story.
On the day she graduated from high school, Norma Stock said yes to Gordon Yeager's marriage proposal. The couple got married on May 26, 1939 in State Center.
"They're very old-fashioned. They believed in marriage til death do you part," said son Dennis Yeager.
Dennis Yeager was the youngest of four children born to the couple. His sister Donna was first born.
"Staying together for 72 years is good, I'd say that's exceptional," said daughter Donna Sheets.
The way the kids tell it, dad was the life of the party while mom kept everything together.
This story is so sweet it made me tearful.
Now........I must go pound my fist in some razor blades to get my manliness back :mad: :D