(NEWSER)– Joe Auer lived 100 years, surviving the Depression, a stint in World War II, and no fewer than 10 kids. But when his wife of 73 years died last week, that was it. Joe Auer lasted only 28 hours after Helen, 94, reports WPTV.
"I think sleeping only one day from Mom, that was enough," explains son Jerry. "He couldn't take it any longer. He said I'm not going to sleep alone again." Their joint funeral was being held today before the same altar where they wed in 1941, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.