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Widow Reunited With Ring Lost in Car Accident

Widow Reunited With Ring Lost in Car Accident

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By    |   Monday, 11 December 2017 09:49 AM

A widow was reunited with her husband's wedding ring after a "ring finder" located the jewelry in an area near where her husband died in a vehicle accident earlier this year, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Lee Steinhorst, 33, died when his minivan crossed the center line of Highway 61 in Fennimore, Wisconsin, and hit a tractor-trailer head-on about 4:15 a.m. on June 27, the Grant County Sheriff's Office told the newspaper.

Jessica Steinhorst, 32, said her husband was returning home from an overnight shift at Walmart in Platteville, Wisconsin, where he worked as a security manager, the State Journal reported.

But when the funeral home returned Lee Steinhorst's belongings to his wife, the wedding ring was missing, the State Journal said.

"It was the one thing that was important to me," Steinhorst told the newspaper. "I didn't care about his phone. I didn't care about his clothes. I didn't care about his wallet. I wanted his ring."

She turned to ring finder Dan Roekle in October after her grandmother sent her an article about him, the newspaper wrote. Roekle told the State Journal he has found about 60 lost rings since starting in the profession more than two years ago.

Roekle said he found the ring near a home that luckily had a well-kept yard, away from thick brush that would have made it harder for his metal detector to find, the State Journal said.

"It was sitting there, plain as day, just waiting to be found," Roekle told the newspaper.

The successes of ring finders are becoming more common. In August, a ring finder John Favano found a ring that was lost by Dave Harter celebrating his 11th wedding anniversary with his wife Donna in Ocean City, New Jersey, according to the Philly Voice.

"Everybody's sad when they’re on vacation and lose such a sentimental thing," Favano told the Philly Voice. "It can ruin a vacation. My wife would break my balls (if we were in that situation), so yeah, they were kind of upset."

Favano told the publication it took about 45 minutes to find the wedding ring when he was able to get a strong signal near the breaking waves where the couple once stood.

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