Leonard and Hazel first began their relationship in high school. After months of flirty and respectful courting, the pair fell madly in love and their whirlwind romance took off.
The high school sweethearts quickly married in January 1942 and their darling boy, David, was born two years later.
Hazel enjoyed life as a stay-at-home mother while Leonard kept busy as a pilot for the Army Air Corps. Despite his enlistment, Leonard was never deployed overseas and which meant he was able to spend time with his perfect little family.
In an interview with PEOPLE, David explained how he always admired his parents' relationship.
"They never really spent a day apart unless it was for a family emergency or something.
And I never heard a cross word between them. I never heard them raise their voices to each other unless they were calling across the yard. They didn't fight!"
As the decades passed and they got older, Leonard and Hazel remained as devoted as ever.
So when 95-year-old Leonard was transferred into the St. Catherine Center hospice care facility, Hazel moved into the nursing home right next door. She simply refused to be separated from the love of her life!
Leonard's health continued to decline in hospice care, and it was clear that Hazel wasn't holding up as well as she used to.
Even though she wasn't feeling the best, David explained that his mother was still determined to spend as much time with her love as possible.
"Up until the very end, until right before they died, she was with him every day and ate lunch with him in his room.
There was no question that their love was always there."
Unfortunately, Hazel passed away on October 27, 2016 at 1:00 in the afternoon - but not even death could keep them apart.
David told PEOPLE that later the same day his father started to fade away. Sure enough, Leonard passed away at 10:50 that evening. It was clear he wanted to join his wife in Heaven and couldn't wait a second longer.
"It's what God wanted. And I think it's what they wanted too."
Although it was tough losing both parents in one day, David and his family knows that it was the best possible outcome!