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Adris Appel

June 17, 1940 ~ March 25, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Adris Eluana Appel, age 82, of Grand Rapids, passed away at home on March 25, 2023. Though she had been in frail health, her sudden passing was not expected. Her husband of 60 years, David, passed away just three days later.

Adris was born on June 17, 1940 in Tell City, Indiana, to Mary and Floyd Becker. She was preceded in death by brother-in-law Tom Kooiker. Adris is survived by sister Darla Kooiker, brother Howard (Linda) Becker, daughter Shelley (Vince) Parente, son Brian Appel, grandsons Matt, Alex, Nick, and Jack Parente, and Landon deGoa-Appel, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

Adris was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to attend their sporting events, concerts, and other activities. She was a caring wife, mother, and grandmother, and the best cheerleader to her children in all their many endeavors.

The family would like to thank Interim Hospice, their very special nurse, Kailey, as well as all of the special caregivers who provided outstanding care and support for Adris. 

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

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