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updated 9:12 PM UTC, Dec 15, 2017

Former Elderly Hartford Couple Dies In Wildfires

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A former southeast Wisconsin couple has died in the northern California wildfires.

The New York Times says 100-year-old Charles Rippey and his 98-year-old wife Sara died together as rapidly moving flames roared through their home in Napa, near San Francisco. Both went to the same elementary school in Hartford -- and they graduated from U-W Madison and later raised five children. Seventy-year-old son Mike Rippey said his parents "couldn't be without each other" -- and they most likely would have wanted to die together if they had the choice. Charles and Sara Rippey celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary earlier this year.

 

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