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Ruth Marie (Appel) Neilson

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Ruth Marie (Appel) Neilson Obituary
Ruth Marie Neilson (nee Appel), age 94, of Farmington Hills, died December 19, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Howard F. Neilson. Loving daughter of the late David and Madeline Appel of Muskegon; and predeceased by a sister, Madelyn White of Royal Oak. Ruth graduated from Muskegon High School before attending Albion College, where she met her husband of 58 years. She was an avid sports fan of Muskegon High School, Albion College and the University of Michigan. She raised her family in Pleasant Ridge and enjoyed summers in Charlevoix during retirement. She is survived by her three sons, Howard R. "Skip", David L. (Karen), and Jeffrey T. (Lisa). Grandmother of Lisa (Rick) Casciaro, Christy (Matt) Kauffman, Bradley Neilson, Elizabeth Neilson, and Mary Katherine Neilson. Great-grandmother of Aiden and Gavin Casciaro and Kellen, Ella and Zarin Kauffman. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to Albion College. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at
Published in Daily Tribune on Dec. 30, 2012
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