Two 73-year-old married couples passed away just hours apart. They remained devoted to one another both in life and in death.
Before she passed away on July 20, Wanda Wold had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for years. “Her mom departed, and the nursing facility contacted at 4 a.m. to let her know,” Candy Engstler told KCCI.
Wanda, 96, and Jim Wold, 94, were wed for 73 years. Jim prayed to speak these words: “I’m grateful to Jesus. Engstler and her sister were at the nursing home with their father, who shared a room with his wife. Engstler answered, “Is it possible for you to take me along with you?
Engstler received a second call from the nursing home a short while later notifying her that her father had gone away. Around seven o’clock, I received a call informing me that he had also died. At the time, he was physically unwell.
Engstler has pleasant memories of her parents. When he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17, her father misrepresented his age. He has previously stated his age incorrectly. My mother was 96, which upset her, according to their daughter. She felt as though she had been robbed since the father lied about the boy’s age.
Additionally, she made public a video clip from their 70th wedding anniversary in which someone asks if they both experienced love at first sight. The majority of the time, I feel it was for me, Jim remarked in a movie honoring their 70th wedding anniversary. I’ve never met her. Wanda shot back. He adds, “I know it was.
They were lucky that he allowed them to go on the same day. She sees it as a privilege that her parents’ relationship was founded on commitment to God and one another since my dad wouldn’t have wanted to be here without her. She acknowledges that it was difficult to lose both of her parents on the same day, but she finds solace in knowing that they were committed to God and to one another.
“I got the feeling that the Lord had called them just in time. Therefore, I cling to that.
After they died away, Dan Engstler, their grandson, posted a tribute to them on Facebook. Ages 94 and 96 respectively for JamesWanda Wold. 73 years of blissful marriage. When He summoned them both to heaven 15 hours apart, He must have been planning something. Grandma and Grandpa, we honor you.