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Joint Funeral Planned For Couple Who Died Hours Apart After 71 Years Together

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) _ A man and wife who were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois.
Family members say Robert and Nora Viands were always together during their 71 years of marriage. Their son calls their deaths _ 16 hours apart at a Rockford retirement center_ a “blessing” because each would have been heartbroken without the other.

 The Rockford Register Star reports  that 92-year-old Robert Viands died around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Nora Viands died at 4:45 p.m. She was hospitalized with pneumonia in December.

The Viands’ children decided to put their parents in the same room at the hospice for their final hours.

A joint funeral will be held Sunday.
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Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com

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