Wisconsin couple married for six decades dies from COVID-19 just 2 days apart

Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 08:56:05-04

As husband and wife, Glenn and Beverly Wefel spent more than six decades together. They passed away just 48 hours apart.

Glenn died April 2. Beverly died just two days later.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner identified the Wefels as two of 49 people to have died from complications of COVID-19.

"They outlived most of their friends and relatives, said Corinne Feider, one of the Wefels’ daughters. “My mom would always say ‘I want that song at my funeral' and these sort of things and now we can't even have that."

Feider says her dad worked as a longtime carpenter, most recently with Miller Brewery. Prior to that, Glenn worked on various construction projects in the Milwaukee area including the Pfister and the Milwaukee County Zoo.

“He was always very proud of his work,” said Feider. “While the zoo was being built, he would point out things he did when he was there and we were kids."

Beverly volunteered at her church and at a local nursing home, making decorations to brighten the surroundings for residents especially around the holidays.

"It was like an explosion in their home every December with ornaments and trees everywhere," said Feider.

Feider’s parents would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June.

A couple of weeks ago, however, everything changed.

"We don't know how they got sick exactly,” said Feider. “They were getting in-home caregivers two weeks prior to getting sick."

They leave behind two daughters, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Their family knows, after a brief time apart, Glenn and Beverly are now free from pain and together once again.

To read the obituary for Glenn and Beverly Wefel, click here.

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