|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1921|
|Death: ||May 2, 2007|
RUTH L. APPLING, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at her home in Grand Forks on May 2, 2007 at the age of 85.
Ruth Spitser was born on August 31, 1921 in Pawnee City, NE to Clay and Francis (Snyder) Spitser. Ruth married Gerald Appling in Lincoln, NE on September 27, 1947. They lived in Lincoln, NE before moving to Grand Forks, ND in 1957. Ruth was a stay at home mom until her husband became ill. She then went and helped take care of other elderly couples. Ruth then became a "Foster Grandparent" and continued until 2006. She was a foster grandparent for 15 years. She loved all the children she helped care for. They all called her Grandma Ruth. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.
She is survived by her son: David (Linda) Appling of East Grand Forks, MN; grandchildren: Dawn (Brian) Holmes, John Appling, Mike (Janna) Appling, Michelle (Matt) Warwas and Jodi Beaver; 7 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Albert and Cliff of Pawnee City, NE; and 2 sisters: Murl Gottula of Elk Creek, NE and Pearl Schulenberg of Orion, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Jerry; daughter: Evelyn (Randy) Horton; brothers: Elmer and Walter.
Elmer Clay Spitser (1890 - 1957)
Ida Frances Snyder Spitser (1897 - 1997)
Created by: Grave Hound
Record added: Apr 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36414609
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