85-year-old Bill Olwig and 83-year-old Patricia Olwig died less than an hour apart earlier this month from coronavirus complications. The couple had been married for almost 61 years, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Both Bill and Patricia suffered from pre-existing ailments that made them high-risk patients. After noticing a persisting cough at around the same time last month, they both tested positive for COVID-19 and were put on ventilators at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Missouri shortly after.
Unfortunately, the Olwigs’ children realized that their parents’ years of medical complications meant they would be unlikely to survive.
“We knew then, it would probably be the end,” said their daughter Rose.