ST. LOUIS, MO — Rajko and Alma Nezic, custodians at Webster University
, have been married for 23 years and they work side by side every day — he''s the vacuum specialist, she''s the restroom specialist, according to The Journal
The Nezics grew up in Bosnia-Herzegovina
, formerly a part of Yugoslavia, where Rajko Nezic worked as a carpenter, crafting wooden furniture pieces to sell, while Alma Nezic stayed home with their two daughters, the article noted.
According to the article, the Nezics'' lives would crumble under the weight of a serious power struggle between surrounding countries and Bosnia would change as they knew it.
A year after the war, the Nezics were stuck in Serbia and needed a way out: They applied to immigrate to the United States, and though it took three years for their application to be considered, they came to America in 1999, the article stated.
The Nezics started working at Webster in 2004 and Jason Kinder, the custodial services manager at Webster, said the Nezics are some of his hardest working employees and have never missed a day of work, the article added.