Lost Wedding Ring Returned 25 Years After Being Found in Minnesota Hospital's Sewer

A plumber had found it inside the hospital's main sewer.

ByABC News
August 6, 2015, 7:18 AM

— -- It took more than 25 years, but a missing wedding ring has finally been found.

Linda Matti said the ring slipped off her husband's finger while he was a patient at Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, according to ABC affiliate KAAL-TV. Though she looked everywhere for it, they never found it.

Not long after the ring disappeared, plumber Dale Grobe found it when he unplugged the hospital's sewer main. It sat in the lost and found for six months but was never claimed, said Grobe.

Grobe took the ring home and his wife Kathie wore it for the next 25 years. About two weeks ago at a friend's party, Grobe's wife met a man whose parents had the same names as those inscribed on the gold band she wore.

They quickly realized he was the Matti's son and she returned the ring to him.

"I've thought about them and prayed for them, so it's great to know the ring is home again," Kathie Grobe told KAAL-TV.