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In Memory of Don Appel

October 11, 2012

1923-DONALD APPEL-2012
Donald Francis Appel, the son of Edward and Mary (Ramert) Appel, was born on December 1, 1923 in Fulda, Minnesota.†He grew up on the family farm east of Fulda.†He attended District #36 Country School and then Heron Lake High School.†Don was united in marriage to Gerry Carlson on April 9, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.†After their marriage they lived and farmed east of Fulda.†They retired from farming and moved to Worthington, Minnesota in the fall of 1984. They wintered in Arizona for many years. They moved to the Maple Wood Courts in Fulda in October of 2009 and then entered the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in April of 2012. Don passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, Minnesota at the age of 88.†He was a member of St. Gabrielís Church.†He enjoyed restoring old tractors and cars and had a love of airplanes and aviation.†Don also enjoyed hunting, Fishing and traveling.

Survivors include his wife Gerry Appel, Fulda, MN; three sons: Terry Appel, Fulda, MN, Tom (Mary) Appel, Fulda, MN and Todd Appel, Little Rock, IA; six grandchildren: Jason (Heidi) Appel, Fulda, MN, Lindsay (Wes) Grimmius, Spirit Lake, IA, Matthew Appel, Mitchell, SD and Andrew Bennett and Kameryn Appel all of Fulda, MN; two great-grandsons: Caleb and Aiden Appel, Fulda, MN.† He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Harry Appel; sister Irene Stenzel and grandson Michael John Appel.

Funeral services were held at St. Gabrielís Catholic Church Fulda, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 with Fr. Andrew Vogel celebrating. The organist was Dana Hogan. The song leader was Sheila Crowley.†The pallbearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.†Interment at St. Gabrielís Cemetery Fulda, MN. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.† Sign guestbook online at†

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