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Veteran laid to rest next to his wife after being buried in wrong grave for 12 years

Posted: 11:12 AM, Apr 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-22 17:26:33Z

WHITESTOWN, Ind. -- Family and friends gathered Saturday to salute and lay to rest a Whitestown, Indiana veteran who was buried in the wrong grave for nearly 12 years. 

Family members discovered the casket of Charles Bovenschen missing when they went to bury his wife in the same burial plot earlier this year at the Lincoln Memorial Gardens. 

Bovenschen passed away in 2006. His wife, Mary, died on February 18. 

A few days later, the cemetery found Bovenschen's casket buried in the wrong plot. The cemetery covered the costs of Saturday's ceremony, even providing a new casket for Bovenschen for him to be laid to rest next to his wife. 

Charles and Mary are now together forever.

The troubling discovery could be the result of the business practices of the previous cemetery operator which oversaw several sites including Lincoln Memory Gardens.