Memorial Service Planned for Missing Minnesota Couple

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A memorial service is being planned for the Minnesota couple who is still missing after a Costa cruise ship tipped over last month near an Italian island, according to CNN.

Gerald and Barbara Heil have been missing since Jan 13, when the cruise ship they were on, the Costa Concordia, hit rocks near the island of Giglio and then tipped onto one side.

The memorial service is being planned in the wake of the decision to discontinue the search for 15 people who remain missing after the incident.

The Heil family told the Pioneer Press they and the relatives of other missing people from the incident have been escorted near the Costa Concordia, where they could place flowers into the water to honor their loved ones.

The Heil family is grateful to the rescue teams involved in the search, according to CNN and the Pioneer Press.

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Very prescient of you to blog about this the day before we did the story in class. :)

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