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Doris Appleton Ralph

November 27, 1938 - August 11, 2022
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Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church
7950 Marshall Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Monday 8/15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Service
Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church
7950 Marshall Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Monday 8/15, 12:00 pm
Cemetery
Calumet Park Cemetery
2305 West 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

Doris Appleton Ralph, age 83, of Lowell, IN, formerly of Valparaiso, Merrillville, Gary, & Griffith, IN, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, August 11, 2022. Doris is survived by her two children: Jeffrey (Anita) Ralph and Michele (Jim) Wadkins; five grandchildren: Adam (Monica) Ralph, Jennifer Glydwell, Ethan Ralph, Megan (Kegan Schifferdecker) Wadkins,Continue Reading

Henry Wiley left a message on August 20, 2022:
Doris was a very special person whom I had the pleasure of working with a few years ago at Cedar Creek Assisted Living Unit. She always had a smile on her face . When she seen me she loved it when I sung to the group at Sundays Services. Doris you have fought a good fight now take your rest. Absent From Body Present With The Lord . Amen
Douglas & Cynthia Ginn left a message on August 20, 2022:
We never had the pleasure of knowing Mrs Ralf, but have over the years gotten to spend many many great conversations with Michelle who spoke of her with great admiration. I know she will be greatly missed but as Michelle told me this morning, she went under her wishes and that she knows that she is in heaven dancing up a storm!
James Reyome left a message on August 15, 2022:
I went to school with Jeff and knew Mrs. Ralph from church and Sunday School at Griffith Lutheran. She was a warm, kind person and a wonderful teacher, and I know she will be deeply missed. Blessings to the whole family,
Kevin Vana left a message on August 14, 2022:
Dolores was good friends with my dad John Vana when they were both active members at Griffith Lutheran. She was a kind and thoughtful person. I am sure she will be greatly missed.
Tracy Cunningham left a message on August 14, 2022:
Love is…. Having you as a friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Glen Kirk left a message on August 14, 2022:
It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come. Glen Calumet HS classmate
Juanita Brandt Sirois left a message on August 13, 2022:
You were blessed to have Doris as your mother and grandmother. I had the pleasure to get to know her in high school;. and we would see each other on occasion throughout the years. She was the most intelligent and humble person I have known in my lifetime. It is publicized that athletes are courageous and tough. Doris should be publicized. She was courageous and tough! I know she is in her heavenly home and free of her earthly challenges. Through it all she would have a smile on her face. May she "Rest in Peace". Treasure her memories! I know I will. Juanita Brandt Sirois
Berry Handley left a message on August 13, 2022:
My heart goes out to the family! Doris was a Precious woman of God! “To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord”. May the Lords grace, mercy and peace envelop you in this time! Sending my love, Berry Handley
Ang stankus left a message on August 13, 2022:
Sending prayers to the family ❤️❤️❤️
Ang stankus left a message on August 13, 2022:
Sending prayers to the family ❤️❤️❤️
Ang stankus left a message on August 13, 2022:
Sending prayers to the family ❤️❤️❤️
Anne Appleton left a message on August 13, 2022:
Thank you for letting me know. Have thought of Doris often since Dale’s passing. Hope to see you all at services.
Ethel Devine left a message on August 13, 2022:
Doris I miss you Now. All our sweet conversations. You were always so easy to talk to & share with. We went to H.S. together. But it was later in life when we went to Lunches with all our 1956 Gals. I'm glad I was able to share with you in our Senior years. So precious. Love you Doris. Ethel Devine
Frank left a message on August 12, 2022:
So sorry for your loss prayers
Mary Ann & Frank Nowak left a message on August 12, 2022:
Michele, Jim, Meghan, and Rachel. Thinking of all of you. You have our deepest sympathies. Doris was such a joy to know and had such an amazing smile. We used to tease her about being the Energizer Bunny after some of her health challenges. It would make her laugh. Hope you are at peace knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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