South Dakota couple, Henry and Jeanette De Lange, were happily married for 63 years. He was a Korean War Veteran while she was a musician. Together, they had 5 children, and used their love of God and each other to grow stronger as the years moved on.
In 2011, Jeanette was moved to a nursing home, requiring full-time care for Alzheimer's disease. Henry visited his beloved wife multiple times a day, even though he himself was battling prostate cancer. When doctors told him there was nothing more to be done about his cancer, Henry moved to the nursing home with Jeanette so the two could be together again.
On July 31, 2016 the couple's son, Lee, was called to let him know neither of his parents were doing well. Lee and his brother Keith came to see their parents and spend as much time together as they could. As the kids read to their parents from the Bible, Jeanette passed away peacefully at 5:10pm
After Jeanette passed, Keith looked at his father and said "Mom's gone to heaven. You don't have to fight anymore, you can go too if you want." Henry looked at his wife, laid back down, and passed away at 5:30pm, just 20 minutes after his wife had gone.
The family is calling this "a beautiful act of God's providential love and mercy."
Rest in peace, Jeanette and Henry De Lange.