Wedding Ring Lost 45 Years Ago Found in Car Engine

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Will Frye of Dubuque, Iowa, came across a wedding ring when he was taking apart the V8 he’d pulled from the 1972 Oldsmobile 98 junker that he’d just picked up for parts.

Frye told KCRG that he called the former owner, Ray Schmuecker, to ask him if the diamond-jeweled ring in it was his.

The 93-year-old told him he remembered losing it in late 1973 or early 1974.

“[My wife] was kind of broken about me losing it, so she [went] right into the town and [came] home with another wedding ring with several diamonds in it exactly like the one I lost,” Schmuecker said.

Ray had purchased the Oldsmobile because he wanted a nice car to drive his wife Virgine to her breast cancer treatments in until she passed away. All three of their children learned to drive in the car, and they used it on family vacations.

"Had a lot of good times and a lot of bad times in the old car."

See the car and ring HERE

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