After 71 Years A Husband And Wife Pass Away Just Twelve Days Apart

In this day and age it's sometimes hard to find a good love story. You hear so much abut divorce, cheating or any number of things but every once in a while a story comes along that really makes you believe that true love exists. Such is the case with Herbert DeLaigle, 94, and Marilyn Frances DeLaigle, 88. The couple died just 12 hours apart on Friday after 71 years of marriage, according to CNN.

According to WRDW/WADT, "Frances worked at a little cafe we had in Waynesboro named White Way Cafe," Herbert DeLaigle said in a 2018 interview with WRDW/WAGT. "I kept seeing her going in and out, in and out and I had my eyes set on her. And then I finally got up the nerve to ask her if she would go out with me sometime."

They told the station that they went to the movies for their first date. One year later, he asked her to be his wife. According to an obituary, Marilyn DeLaigle spent six years in Germany with her husband who served in the Army during World War II. Herbert DeLaigle also served in Korea and Vietnam and retired from the Army after 22 years of service, according to his obituary. A funeral service was held last Monday.

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