Kenneth Dwight Apel
July 30, 1949 – May 7, 2018
Kenneth Dwight Apel 07/30/1949 – 05/07/2018
Kenneth was born in Beechgrove, Indiana on July 30, 1949 and passed away in Del City, Oklahoma at the age of 68. He was a self-employed at Apel Construction as a Brick Mason, and also worked for Edmond Public Schools for 26 years as Head Custodian. Kenneth graduated from Greenwood high school, and went to Mallory Tech Trade School for an apprenticeship as a Brick Mason. Kenneth was a member of Acts 2 Methodist Church of Edmond, the 32nd Mason Lodge Degree, and was also an Eagle Scout. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Mary (Thompson) Apel, and his grandparents, Bulah and Newman Thompson, and Onner and Frank Apel.
Kenneth is survived by his brother, John Apel (Holliday, Ut), sister, Anita Bridges (Greenwood, In), daughters, Wendi and Doug Brown (Bethany, Ok), Tracy and Brett Hogan (Norman, Ok), son, David Apel (Lawton, Ok), step daughters, Melissa and Ricky McLaughlin (Edmond, Ok), and Amy McConnell (Oklahoma City, Ok), grandchildren, Austin Owen, Brittany VanWinkle and Will Lund, Ryan and Stephanie Owen, Mathew Hogan, Madison McLaughlin, Hadley Apel, Griffin McConnell, Nolan McLaughlin, Beckett McLaughlin, and great grandchildren, Willow, Dean, and soon to be baby Owen (Nov 2018).
He was loved and touched so many lives in the school system. He loved joking around and cutting up with family and friends. He had a love for Horse Showing in his early years, and will be missed by all. We would like to say a big thanks of appreciation for the staff at Wellington Park Assisted Living and Frontier Hospice. A visitation will be held Thursday, May 10th, from 4 to 7pm at Baggerley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Acts 2 United Methodist Church of Edmond at 11am, Friday, May 11th.
- Randy Koch, Pallbearer
- Brett Hogan , Pallbearer
- Doug Hogan , Pallbearer
- Ryan Owen , Pallbearer
- Matthew Hogan , Pallbearer
- Austin Owen , Pallbearer
- Jay Watson , Pallbearer
- Brad Owen , Pallbearer
- David Apel , Honorary Bearer
- John Apel , Honorary Bearer
- Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
Kenneth Dwight Apel
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May 11, 2018
I didn't know Mr. Apel as well as I should have, however in the few years I was in Oklahoma I learned of the hero he was in his ability to be such a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend. He made me laugh and in David, Tracy and Wendy, I can see how special he was as they are a reflection of him. He loved his family very much and they in turn became beautiful individuals because of him. My heart is heavy with sadness but not for him as he is in heaven, but for all of his family, friends, and myself who will miss him greatly. Let's keep his legacy alive by honoring him in the way he honored everyone else, by being kind and loving everyone for who they are.
May 11, 2018
This incredible memorial to Ken was beautifully prepared by his loving family. Ken spoke to me of the special times and memories he shared with his family and he especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren. The ladies at his school, always spoke so highly of him and I know he made a deep unforgettable impression on them. I had the privilege of knowing Ken for almost 26 years, as he took care of Rose Acres for me and my parents. I'm grateful for all the years we knew each other, Ken was the brother I always wanted. He will be a part of my heart forever and one day we will meet again on the other side. God bless you Ken and as always, I love you too and now you are free to again be the strong healthy man God created you to be.