Christian Man Prays For Jesus to Take Him Home After Wife of 73 Years Passes Away, Dies 3 Hours Later
Aw. This is kind of sad.
By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor
August 3, 2021
A 94-year-old man breathed his last breath in an Iowa care center three hours after his wife of 73 years passed away and he prayed to Jesus to take him home too.
James Wold and his wife, Wanda, 96, died in the same room that the couple lived in together at Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa, KCCI reported.
When James was told that his wife had gone to be with Jesus, “he folded his hands with both of us on either side and said, ‘Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for taking her and would you please take me,’” the couple’s daughter, Candy Engstler, was quoted as saying.
Wanda, who had Alzheimer’s, died at 4 a.m. on July 20 and James passed away at 7 a.m. the same day and in the same care center.
James and Wanda’s marriage was based on faith and love, Engstler said, adding that she believed God “allowed them both to go on the same day.”
“I feel it was their time. The Lord called them and He called them in a beautiful way, so I will just hang onto that,” she said.
The couple married in 1948, according to CBN News, which also said that James was in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II, and Wanda was a registered nurse.