86-Year-Old Waters Grave Of Late Wife And Fallen Soldier Every Single Day


Jake Reissig, an 86-year-old from Conroe, Texas, has the same routine every day. 

According to a Facebook post by WTOL 11 News reporter Emilie Voss, Reissig goes to church each morning, has lunch with at least one of his nine kids and then visits the grave site of his late wife Elizabeth. They were married for 65 years. 

But hers looks a bit different from the rest, because Reissig makes sure to water her grave every day, twice a day. 


However, he recently added a new task to his to-do list, Voss reported. 

"He found out her brother had been an staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force; she lost him in 2010. So Reissig added another task to his daily to-do list: water the gravesite of the fallen soldier, Joseph Villasenor," she wrote. 

Voss' post, put up on Facebook Sept. 4, has since gotten more than 170,000 shares and almost 700,000 likes.

Reissig's son made sure he saw how widely his story has been shared. Roger Reissig commented on the post.

"Dad, I know you don't like all the attention, but people love your story. And we all love you!!!!" he wrote.

He tagged his dad — who has a Facebook page — in the comment. Naturally, his profile picture and his cover photo are him and Elizabeth. 

True love, indeed. 


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