Missouri Couple Married for Nearly 61 Years Die On the Same Day From Coronavirus Plague

A Missouri couple married nearly 61 years died less than an hour apart this month from COVID-19 complications, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

85-year-old Bill Olwig and 83-year-old Patricia Olwig, whose maiden name was Abeln, got a cough around the same time a few weeks ago. Both had suffered years of medical problems that made them high-risk for complications from the virus.

When they both tested positive for COVID-19 and ended up on ventilators at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, their children realized they would likely not survive.

“We knew then, it would probably be the end,” the couple’s daughter, Rose, said.

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SOURCE: CBS Detroit