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Upson couple grateful to find love second time around


February 14, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

RELAXING IN their home in Upson, Wis., last week are Clyde and Sheila Sukanen. Clyde's essay was the winner in the Globe's annual Valentine story competition. The couple, who married in 2013, will receive flowers and gift certificates from local businesses.


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UPSON, Wis. - Years ago, after her first husband had passed away in 2012, Sheila Sukanen said she eventually began praying about love.

She said her words included the following plea: "God, if you think I should meet someone, it's up to you."

Clyde Sukanen also had lost his wife in 2010, and at around the time that Sheila was praying, a salesman told him, "Within a month, you're going to find a woman."

Shortly afterward, Clyde and Sheila both happened to attend a school basketball game in Ashland.

"God must have intervened," said Clyde as the two of t...

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