Obituary Record

Elmer E. Appel
Died on 6/13/1994
Buried in Fort Calhoun Cemetery


The date and place of publication of this newspaper obituary was not recorded.

Services for Elmer E. Appel, 76 of Fort Calhoun, were Monday, June 13 at Sievers Sprick Funeral Home in Fort Calhoun. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 348.

Elmer Edward Appel was born March 19, 1918 at Omaha to Edward and Olga Shermer Appel. He grew up in Norfolk.

He married Letha Bernstrauch in Norfolk August 1, 1947.

He farmed in the Norfolk area until the 1960s when he moved to the Fort Calhoun area. There he worked for many years for the George Neale family.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, from November, 1941 to 1945. He participated in the Normandy Invasion and was awarded a Purple Heart with one bronze oak leaf cluster.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He was a Lutheran.

He is survived by five sons: Roger and Doug, Fort Calhoun; Sam, Virginia; Gary, Norfolk and Butch, Omaha; one daughter, Karen Lomax, St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Gilbert and Harold and a sister, Hazel Kempke, all of Norfolk and 15 grandchildren.

Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.