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Ruth J. Nelson

May 29, 1924 September 17, 2010
Ruth J. Nelson
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Obituary for Ruth J. Nelson

Ruth J. Nelson, a long-time resident of Bloomfield Hills, died September 17, 2010 at her home. She was 86. Mrs. Nelson was born May 29, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Veronica (nee Donahue) and Percy Walton. She graduated from St. Cecelia Catholic Church on Detroit�s west-side and married Robert E. Nelson June 14, 1952 at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Lincoln Park. Together, Ruth and Robert began their family. Ruth was an active member of Church of St. Owen in Bloomfield Hills, where she is past president of the Women of St. Owen. She was a woman of deep faith, who was always giving of herself. Ruth was a devoted mother who will be deeply missed.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by her beloved husband, Robert E. Nelson; eight children, Michael (Pam) Nelson, Mary (Frank) Fisch, Ruth (Carl) Rauch, Robert E. Nelson, Jr., James Nelson, John Nelson, Teri (Cyril) Hageman and Cathi (David) Pierce. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Courtney, Aaron, Matthew, Drew, Jaime, Veronica, Christie, Christopher, Jacob and great-granddaughter, Grace.

Funeral from Church of St. Owen, 6869 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Wednesday 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30am. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 4-8pm. Rosary 7pm. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorial contributions appreciated to the Alzheimer�s Association, 20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

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