APPEL, Marvin 1902-1925
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Date: 3/21/2015 at 15:43:12
Marvin Appel Dies in Hospital At Iowa Falls
Was Taken There A Short Time Ago For Operation For Appendicitis
Appendix Had Ruptured
He Was Widely Known in This Locality and a Highly Respected Young Man
Marvin Appel, aged about 22 years, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Appel, well-known farmers living a few miles southeast of Grundy Center, died in a hospital at Iowa falls early Tuesday morning following an operation a few days before for appendicitis.
Marvin was taken to Iowa Falls for an operation as soon as it was determined what his ailment was, but the appendix became ruptured and everything possible done for him in the hopes that he would withstand the poison that seems to have permeated his entire system, but he was too far gone for medical help.
His remains were brought home and funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Presbyterian church in this city.
Marvin was a very popular young man and his untimely death has cast a deep shadow over the entire community where he was so well known.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 June 1925, pg 1
Obituary of Marvin Appel
Marvin Frank Appel was born on the farm home between Morrison and Grundy Center, Iowa, March 12th, 1902, and died in the hospital at Iowa Falls June 2nd, 1925.
Just a week before his death he was suddenly stricken with acute appendicitis and hurried to the hospital for an operation. In spite of the skill, and care and love, he was taken from the scenes of earth to the bourne from which no traveler ever returns.
He was the youngest of a family of four children, two daughters and two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Appel, old and well known residents of Grundy county. He was the child of Christian parents, consecrated to God in the covenant of baptism, reared under the sacred nurture of religion in home and church.
It was the privilege of the pastor of the Morrison Presbyterian church to note his earnest attention in public worship and to frequently visit in his home. He was a devoted son and brother and friend. His solicitude for the comfort and peace of the dear ones in his home led him to conceal from them as long as possible the seriousness of his illness.
In conversation with his parents just before he passed away he assured them that all was well with his soul as he had committed himself to the Lord.
He leaves to mourn his early death his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Appel, a brother, Henry, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Jans and Mrs. Eva Drake, and numerous relatives and friends.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. L. R. Smith, pastor of the Morrison Presbyterian church, on June 4th. After a brief service in the home a large number of friends assembled in the Grundy Presbyterian church.
The comforting words of the 23rd Psalm were presented in the sermon for the help of all the relatives and friends present.
A quartet of four young men sang two beautiful hymns. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Those from a distance in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Oykens, Wm. Appel and daughter, Edna, Mr. Geo. Appel and daughter, Ruth, all of Forreston, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Young, Laster and Nora Richermel, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Appel, and Miss Anna Peters, of Waterloo, Iowa; Elmer Hepner and mother, of Marshalltown; Bernard, Florence and Margaret Horan, of Waterloo, Iowa; the Gould Brothers and Joe Harley, of Liscomb, Iowa.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 June 1925, pg 7
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