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APPEL, Ada 1865-1927


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/16/2015 at 08:59:01

Sudden Death Removes Grundy Woman

Mrs. Frank Appel Passes Away Monday After Only a Few Days of Serious Illness

Another death that was sudden and very unexpected was that of Mrs. Frank Appel, who passed away at her home in Washington township at fifteen minutes after six, Monday morning, November 28th, 1927.

Mrs. Appel had been a victim of diabetes for a number of years, and though not able to do scarcely any laborious work, she was able to be up and around her home until the day before Thanksgiving when she was taken seriously ill and continued to grow weaker until the end.

Ada Agnes Shafstal was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Shafstal, widely known residents of Washington township. She was born at Adeline, Ogle county, Ill., March 16th, 1865, and at her death was aged 62 years, 8 months and 12 days.

She came with her parents to Iowa in 1888 and located on a farm one mile west and one mile south of Morrison. She was married March 6th, 1890, to Frank Appel, who has shared most faithfully the trials and joys incident to their farm life. With the exception of one year spent in Illinois following their marriage, Mrs. Appel has spent all her life since first coming to Iowa in the neighborhood where she passed away.

To this union four children were born: Eva (Mrs. J. W. Drake), Mary (Mrs. John Jans), both residing on farms near the old home; Henry, at home, and Marvin, who preceded his mother on June 2nd, 1925.

Besides the children enumerated above she leaves the husband, eight grandchildren, two sisters and one brother to mourn her departure.

Mrs. Appel was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, a true friend and neighbor and though in feeble health herself for many years, it was always her greatest ambition to be of some helpful service to others whenever an opportunity was afforded. She will be greatly missed not only in the home but by a wide circle of loving neighbors and friends. No better evidence could be afforded of the high esteem in which Mrs. Appel was held than the large concourse of friends and neighbors who attended the last sad rites, it being estimated that there were a hundred or more automobiles present at the funeral.

Mrs. Appel accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of sixteen and later became united with the Presbyterian church at Morrison, which she attended as long as her health permitted.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30th, 1927, at one o'clock at the home, Rev. G. A. Wickwire, pastor of the Morrison Presbyterian church, officiating, assisted by Rev. H. C. Chambers of the First Presbyterian church of Grundy Center. The music was furnished by the ministers' quartet of Grundy Center. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 December 1927, pg 1


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