Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Judith Carol Appel

February 16, 1941August 8, 2020

Judith C. Appel, 79, of Arlington Heights and formerly of Orange County, CA, passed away August 8, 2020. She was born February 16, 1941 in Chicago to Walter and Clara (Bette) Guzier. Judy loved the outdoors. She was a member of the Sierra Club and enjoyed camping, biking, and hiking. She had a passion for reading and devoured countless books. Judy lived most of her adult life in California and returned to Illinois to be close to her loving family. Judy is survived by her sister, Lynn Grosse; her brother, James (Nancy) Guzier; her nieces and nephews, Teri (Cliff) Pahl, Amy (Scott) Bjork, Glen Guzier, Mark (Virginia) Guzier; and several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded death by her mother and step-father, Clara and Stanley Kruszewski. There will be a gathering from 3 to 6pm on Friday, August 14 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Judy's love of reading, please buy a book and think of her.


  • Lynn Grosse, Sister
  • James (Nancy) Guzier, Brother
  • Teri (Cliff) Pahl, Amy (Scott) Bjork, Glen Guzier, Mark (Virginia) Guzier, Nieces & Nephews
  • Clara (Bette) Kruszewski, Mother (deceased)
  • Stanley Kruszewski, Step-Father (deceased)
  • Several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

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  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, August 14, 2020


Judith Carol Appel

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Tammy Hazlett

September 8, 2020

I met Judy many years ago in California. We shared so many experiences together and I feel so fortunate to have known her. It is so hard to imagine not having her light in my life. I smile through my tears every time I think of her and all the laughs we shared.

I will love you forever my "Dogface"

judi green

September 7, 2020

Judy and I meet 30 years ago at a garen class. We shared alot of ups and downs together in our life but always there for each other. We were very close and had many wonderful memories together, I miss talking with her and very happy was able to visit her last year. My heart is so sad that lost this incredable lady. I think of her often and look at her photo often. Be in peace my friend. I will always love you. Judi Green

Lindy Camardella

August 26, 2020

I knew Judy only briefly but I adored hearing stories about her family. Whether it was a quick trip or planting flowers with her sister, she enjoyed making the world more beautiful. Her bright spirit has forever impacted my life. Thank you for sharing her with the world.

Karen Wackrow

August 12, 2020

My sincerest condolences. Judy was a beautiful person and I feel privileged to have been part of her life.


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