APPEL, Raymond 1917-1989
APPEL, OSTERHAGEN, GOOD
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/2/2016 at 09:39:40
Raymond Appel Services Held
Raymond Appel, of Grundy Center, passed away at 12:58 a.m. Friday, January 13, at the Grundy Care Center, Grundy Center. He attained the age of 71 years, five months, and five days.
Funeral services were held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, on Monday, January 16, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf officiated.
Mrs. James Willms sang "My Tribute," and "The Lord's Prayer." The accompanist was Mrs. T. J. Heronimus, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Grandsons serving as casket bearers were Michael DeBerg, Curtis DeBerg, Matthew Appel, Mark Appel, Jason Appel, Justin Appel, and Nicholas Ray Appel.
Ushers were Edward Flater and Leonard Ralston. Mrs. Art Henze and Mrs. Vernon Kruger were in charge of the floral arrangements. Honorary flower girls were Tracy DeBerg, Jessica Urban, Jennifer Urban, Melanie Wyatt, Mallory Appel, and Amanda DeBerg.
Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.
Raymond H. Appel was born on August 8, 1917, at Haverhill, the son of H. C. (Cordie) and Louise Osterhagen Appel. He attended school at Laurel, and when he was in 10th grade, his father passed away suddenly, so he stayed home to farm and take care of his mother, brother, and sister. In 1933, they moved to a farm near Rhodes, where they lived until 1937, when they moved to a farm near Clemons.
On October 7, 1939, he was united in marriage to Dorothea Good at her parents' home in Rhodes. After their marriage, they farmed near Clemons for one year, and then moved to Grundy Center, where they farmed south of town for 43 years.
They retired in 1983, and made their home in Grundy Center. Raymond had been in failing health for some time.
He was a long time member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a Deacon.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, John Frerichs; also by two sisters, Doris and Frances.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothea; two sons, Gary and Don, both of Grundy Center; two daughters, Eileen Wyatt, Grundy Center, and LeAnn Urban, of Casa Grande, AZ; seven grandsons and five granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Max Appel, of Grundy Center; one sister, Carrol Appel, of Grundy Center; two step-sisters, Josephine Evans, Hillsboro, IN, and Dena Furhman, Palm Bay, FL.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 January 1989, pg 3
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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