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Bernetta "Bernie" Probst, 93, said about her Valentine's Day surprise, "When something beautiful like this happens, we should share it with people."

Probst, a River Falls native who lives at The Lutheran Home, said she was about to eat lunch Feb. 14 when a handsome young man came and kneeled beside her. He asked her if she knew Michael Probst.

Bernie acknowledged that he, a Marine, was her grandson but had been killed in action Feb. 14, 2006, in Iraq.

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