Couple die minutes apart after 63 years of marriage

Henry and Jaenette De Lange

Henry and Jaenette De Lange

Henry and Jaenette De Lange
Henry and Jaenette De Lange

An American couple married for over six decades has proven that even death is not strong enough to keep the loved ones separated.

A report on Tuesday in San Francisco said that Henry and Jeanette De-Lange, who married 63 years ago, both died last Sunday within 20 minutes in the same room at a nursing home in the state of South Dakota.

The nursing home said that 87-year-old Jeanette had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and had been living in the nursing home since 2011, while her husband, 86-year-old Henry, visited her everyday.

It said that after being diagnosed with prostate cancer and suffering a few falls, Henry moved to the nursing home where he shared a room with his wife.

It said that on July 31, the family was told that both of them were not doing well.

“At 5:10 p.m. local time (2310 GMT), Jeanette passed away, and 20 minutes later, Henry died.

Lee De-Lange, one of their five children said that the children are tagging their parent’s death as “A beautiful act of God’s providential.

He said that a while after their deaths, he noticed something strange about the clock on the wall.

“I looked at the clock and it stopped at 5:30, the exact time dad passed away.

“Then I know that God is at work,” he said.