OBITUARY

Henry R. Appell

October 4, 1918February 6, 2011

Henry Richard Appell, 92, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born October 4, 1918 in Evansville IN. Henry was a Christian and member of Terrace Park Baptist Church. During his early life, when he was raising his family, he was an active member of Walnut Street Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school superintendent and taught Sunday school. He also coached all their athletic teams.

Henry was a veteran of WWII serving in Germany and France. He retired from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in 1980. He was past president of the BSEO and editor of their newsletter. He was an accomplished poet having one of his poems published. He also wrote numerous songs having one recorded in Nashville. Henry loved to dance and was active in several dance clubs and rarely missed a Friday or Saturday night on the dance floor well into his 80’s. Henry was a life member of VFW post 1114.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ben and Ellen Appell; his first wife, Lorene (Rickard); second wife, Mary (Walker); sister, Katie Appell; and six brothers, Alex, Ben, Oscar, Leonard, Theodore, and George.

Henry is survived by his daughter, Tonya (Dwight) Temple; sons Tom (Doris) and Terry (Stacey), all of Evansville; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Deaconess Hospice Care staff for their special care and support during their father’s final hours.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Alexander North Chapel. Henry made prior arrangements for his funeral. He requested no visitation with a private burial at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Christian Life Center.

Services

  • Private Graveside Services
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Kimberly Acton

February 10, 2011

I took care of Henry at Riverwalk before i left there , I loved him so much he was a good man and always had a smile for me . Im sorry for your lose and you are in my thoughts and prayers . He will be missed I had many fun times talking and laughing with him .

Nancy Lowe

February 10, 2011

The last time I talked to Uncle Henry at my grandmother's passing, he said he wished that some of our family had been closer, now with his passing, I know how he felt.
Now he can visit Oscar & the boys again.
My condolences to the family.

Nancy Lowe

February 10, 2011

The last time I talked to Uncle Henry at my mother's passing, he said he wished that some of our family had been closer, now with his passing, I know how he felt.
Now he can visit Oscar & the boys again.
My condolences to the family.

Nancy Lowe Oscar's grandaughter

February 10, 2011

The last time I talked to Uncle Henry at my mother's passing, he said he wished that some of our family had been closer, now with his passing, I know how he felt.
Now he can visit Oscar & the boys again.
My condolences to the family.

Nancy Lowe Louella's daughter

February 9, 2011

The last time I seen Uncle Henry was at my mother's passing, he told me that he wished our side of the family would have been closer. "I wish that too Uncle Henry", "But now you can see Oscar & the boys".
My condolences to the family.

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

February 9, 2011

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FORIEGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

February 9, 2011

We were sorry to learn of the loss of Uncle Henry. Our sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
George and Laine Appel
Lafayette, IN

February 9, 2011

Uncle Henry was always counseling me when I was younger. He always gave good advice. I should have listened to him better.
Ronald Rickard Evansville

John Bische

February 8, 2011

Henry was the finest man I ever knew from my childhood on up.He always made me feel like one of the family. He will be missed.

John & Donna Bische

Allan Henson

February 8, 2011

I too remember Mr Appell from Culver grade school back in the '50. He was friendly and kind and always there to help. I remember he was always at any school activity, yes cigar and all.