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Iowa couple married for 73 years dies hours apart

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Till death do us part.

It’s a phrase that’s used in wedding ceremonies to show that a couple’s commitment to each other is until death.

And one couple from Iowa recently lived up to their commitment, dying within hours of each other.

Wanda Wold had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for years, but on July 20, she died.

“They called from the nursing home about 4 a.m. and said she had passed,” Candy Engstler told KCCI.

Wanda, who was 96, had been married to Jim Wold, 94, for 73 years.

It was love at first sight for the both of them.

“I think it was for me, on my part at least. I don’t know about her,” Jim said in a video filmed for their 70th wedding anniversary.

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