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Illinois couple married for 71 years die hours apart

Robert and Nora Viands of Rockford, Ill., are shown on their wedding day and on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Robert and Nora Viands of Rockford, Ill., are shown on their wedding day and on their 50th wedding anniversary.
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CHICAGO — A husband and wife who eloped in 1942 and 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 inseparable during their marriage, which included three separate wedding ceremonies. Together, they raised five children. “They were really never apart,” said one of their daughters, Barb Milton. “They would hold hands in the dining room.” The two lived ...

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jtcapp123
August 30, 2013
3:12 p.m.

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An absolutely beautiful love story. May they rest in peace.

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