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This Couple Were Married For 73 Years And Died Within 28 Hours Of Each Other

Just before she died, he kissed her goodbye and said: "Helen, call me home."

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After over seven decades of marriage, during which they made it through World War II together and brought up a family of 10 children, Helen and Joe Auer died just over a day apart last Wednesday.

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When Helen fell pregnant for the second time, Joe was overseas fighting in World War II.

She decided to send him a photo of herself with their two youngest children, Barry and Judy. It was the first time Joe saw his second child: He kept that photo in his wallet for the rest of his life.

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"She loved her family and her friends," she said of her mother. "She loved being busy with her family."

Reiners said her father was dedicated to his faith, family, and the Earth.

"Dad thought of his children as a gift from God, that was a responsibility for him. He taught us to be servants to God and to be caretakers of his Earth. He was recycling on his last day."

"They were simple, humble people. They wanted nothing and got everything in return."

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