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In an effort to protect our families from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we join with other Jewish funeral homes and follow the directives of health professionals and the Michigan Board of Rabbis. Services will be limited in size and currently are held only at gravesite. However, most services are broadcasted and may be viewed live and are recorded on our website. We will continue to provide professional, dignified and compassionate service. Our highest priority is the health, safety, and comfort of our families. Thank you for your understanding.

Karen Rappleye, a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on September 16th, 2020 at the age of 77. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.

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Location of Service:
Private Graveside Services
Date of Service:
Friday September 18th, 2020
Time of Service:
1:00 PM  
Interment at:
Greenwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Michigan
Rabbi Aaron Starr  
Shiva Information:
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no formal shiva will be held.  
Charitable contributions:
Karen Rappleye Pulmonary Fund at the University of Michigan
U-M Gift and Records Administration
Attn: Chris Ososki
3003 South State Street Suite 8000
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288
With checks, include the following note: Karen T. Rappleye Pulmonary Fund - 701112 Gift in memory of Mrs. Rappleye
Link for Online Donations

The American Civil Liberties Union
2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Phone: (313) 578-6800

A charity of one's choice  
Family Members:
Beloved wife of Richard Rappleye. Dear mother of Matthew (Diana) Rappleye and Elizabeth Kirk. Loving grandmother of Robert, Sophia, Indio and Fraser. Devoted sister of the late Elaine Greenberg and George Greenberg. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends.  
Email Condolences:
If you would like you can send a condolence message via email to the family
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Yahrzeit Schedule:
A 10 year Yahrzeit calendar is available.
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