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Wabasha husband, wife married 63 years die hours apart

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WABASHA, Minn. -- A Wabasha husband and wife, devoted to each other for 63 years, died within hours of each other last weekend.

Joe Ahlers, 91, of Wabasha, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Nursing Home, and his wife, Alta Ahlers, 88, died Sunday at St. Eliz abeth's Medical Center in Wabasha.


The couple died within 12 hours of each other.

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