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Couple celebrates 80th Valentine’s Day: ‘I would marry him all over again’

Posted at 6:23 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 18:23:49-05

WAUKESHA , Wisc. — A Wisconsin couple is celebrating their 80th Valentine’s Day together.

Chuck and Beverly Franzke got married 74 years ago, WDJT reported.

“I would marry him all over again,” Beverly said.

“Well I would ask you,” Chuck replied.

The two are high school sweethearts. They dated for six years and made it through Chuck’s World War II deployment.

“She’s a good girl and a good woman,” Chuck said.

The couple’s days are filled with laughter and their nights strengthen their bond as they sleep in twin beds holding hands until their arms drift apart.

“I have a lot of nice memories with her,” Chuck said. “I never imagined to live until 96-years-old. Love gets you to the alter but trust and respect get you through the next 80 years.”