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A man spread the ashes of his wife of 64 years into their favorite Indiana lake. Then he 'dropped dead'

Jerry Davich, Post-Tribune on

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"It was a natural death so we didn't do a drowning report," said Lt. Shawn Brown, an Indiana conservation officer.

The next day, the couple would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

"They didn't miss a beat in being together for their special day," Spencer said. "Happy anniversary in heaven mom and dad."

"It's a back home again in Indiana love story. Sometimes real life is better than any ending Hallmark could have scripted!" his obit states. "Go be guardian angels and watch over us, your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren."

According to the couple's son, James Miyata, of Tucson, Ariz., his father's body was cremated, just like his mother's. And, yes, his ashes will also be spread in the couple's treasured little lake. Together again, swirling amid decades of loving memories.

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