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Wilfred Appel of Melville, SK, beloved husband of 65 years of Elsie Appel, entered his eternal rest with family by his side on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville. He was 89 years of age.
Wilf was born on August 7, 1930, in the Grayson district of Saskatchewan, a son to John and Margaret (nee Hanowski) Appel. He met the love of his life at a dance at Rainbow Hall in Killaly, SK. They were married October 12, 1954, and were blessed with five children.
Wilf was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family playing cards, fishing and sharing recipes, as well as cooking, baking, bowling and playing music. Wilf owned and operated Appel’s Transport for over 20 years and then became the janitor at St. Henry’s Church until his retirement. His love for people kept him busy drawing many to his large yard sales and flea markets over the years.
Wilf was greeted in heaven by his parents, John and Margaret; daughters Mary, Lena and Margaret; grandson Mitchell Hollinger; sister Alvina Bernhardt; brothers-in-law Tony Exner, Ed Beutel, Adam Beutel and Lavern Graff; and sister-in-law Violet Graff. He leaves behind his wife, Elsie; son Ernie (Laurie) Appel; daughters, Patricia (Peter) Bauldic, Kathy Appel, Debbie (Gilbert) Hollinger and Bernie (Wayne) Nowoselski; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister Agnes Exner; brothers Jack (Gloria) Appel and Ray (Marlene) Appell; brother-in-law Zach Bernhardt (Eleanor); and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
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