Minnesota couple married for 68 years die 1 day apart

"It seems only fitting," their obituaries say.
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Robert and Corinne Johnson

The obituaries of a couple who married in 1951 are posted on the Saint Peter Funeral Home website, as they died just one day apart earlier this week. 

Robert and Corinne Johnson were married for 68 years, having wed Oct. 20, 1951 at a south-central Minnesota church "after spending most of the day harvesting in the fields," Robert Johnson's obituary says

Corinne passed away one day before Robert. 

"Robert and Corinne spent more than 68 years together and became each other's physical and mental support in later years. It seems only fitting that they would both pass into eternal life together, surrounded by those who loved them. Corinne died just one day before her beloved husband," the obituary explains. 

Corinne taught Sunday school while Robert farmed for 67 years, milking cows and raising champion pigs and chickens while also growing corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat. 

Together, they raised seven children who are said to have been very active in athletics and extracurricular activities. 

"She and Robert traveled thousands of miles across southern Minnesota to watch their kids compete," Corinne's obituary says. "In later years, you could count on her to know the score of a Twins, Vikings or any Gophers game she could find on TV."

Funeral services for the loving couple will be held jointly on Dec. 3 at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church.

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