Ruth Nielsen, 95

WWII Navy veteran

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Ruth Miller Nielsen, 95, of Downers Grove and a former longtime resident of River Forest, died on Feb, 2, 2019. Born on July 16, 1923, she served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and volunteered for many years with the Infant Welfare room in the Economy Shop in Oak Park. She also volunteered at West Suburban Hospital and the River Forest Park District. 

Ruth was the mother of the late Trudy Nielsen, the late Donald Nielsen and Laura (Mike) Maguire; the grandmother of four and great-grandmother of three. 

Services will be private, arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home.

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