In 2015 This Woman Died Of Alzheimer’s Disease And Her Husband Passed Away A Minute Later

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In late 2017 elderly Chicago man Bob Kretschmer was lying on his sick bed when a carer took him by the hand. The woman gave the old boy the sad news that his beloved partner of 71 years had just passed away. Bob was desperately ill himself, but nevertheless what happened next still came as a shock. Within moments of hearing the bad news about his wife, Bob’s hand went limp.

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Bob was born in Chicago in February, 1925. A rough and ready boy, he spent a childhood getting into scrapes on the streets of the Windy City. This readied him for the next stage of his life when America joined World War II in 1942. Bob lied about his age and went off to fight in the U.S. Army, helping to liberate Europe from West to East. In doing his bit to vanquish the Nazis, the young hero earned himself two Purple Hearts for his dedication to the cause.

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