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WWII vet reunites with daughter after 70 years

WWII Vet Reunites With Daughter After 70 Years

RANDLEMAN, N.C. - A World War II veteran spent Father's Day with the 70-year-old daughter he met for the first time this weekend in Randleman.

When John Routh finally met Mareon Toth, it was a reunion seven decades in the making. Routh was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany during WWII. While there, he met Elizabeth Muller and the two fell in love and made plans for the future.

"Her mother was coming to the States with me. We were going to get married but it never happened," Routh said. Toth said she stayed in Germany and they lost track of one another.

During that time apart, Muller had a daughter, Mareon. All Mareon had was a letter from her father and a desire to meet him. Mareon started her own family and it was her son Mirko who found Routh.

Not only did Mareon get to meet her father, she got to meet all her American relatives for the first time.

Marion and her family plan to visit Randleman again next year, and Routh will get to meet his great-grandson for the first time.

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Hello Bill June 17 2014 at 11:00 AM

How Kool! His Life is now Complete.....Thank You Lord!!! :-)

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alspoolhall June 17 2014 at 11:03 AM

Mr. Routh said, "Everybody should know where they come from." Hear, hear.

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tiffanypiano1 June 17 2014 at 11:16 AM

She really looks like her dad.

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its me June 17 2014 at 12:38 PM

its a shame it took so long for poor mr Routh, but its beautiful that it happened

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Linda June 17 2014 at 11:05 AM


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kimcrdr June 17 2014 at 12:18 PM

What a wonderful story! glad they were reconnected, you can most certainly see the family resemblance!

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kayciaccio June 17 2014 at 2:47 PM

I love these feel good stories, so happy she finally met her Dad and all of her family. Kudos to Mirko for finding Mr. Routh!!

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Sarah June 17 2014 at 12:59 PM

Okay, I just have to ask...why do alot of these newscaster females look like they have had their lips done like Jack Nicholson in Batman? I mean, it is really weird.

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Trish June 18 2014 at 12:15 AM

That was SO nice...very happy for them.

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Hi Nancy June 18 2014 at 12:52 AM

I am glad that she found her father and all her relatives.

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