Kenneth Eugene Apel, 84, of Onamia, Minnesota, passed away February 20, 2020, at Sterling Point Memory Care, in Princeton, Minn.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Onamia Alliance Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia.
He leaves behind a large family who will dearly miss his laugh, stories and love. His devoted wife, Marion of almost 65 years; his children, Larry (Mary), Tim and Pam (Jimmy); grandchildren, Danyel (Shaun), Bryon (Kim), Amanda (Cody), Jason and Corrie; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Isabella, Emma, Rayna, Sophia, Owen, Nick, DJ, Erik, Shannon, Brianne, and Kailen; and three great-great grandchildren.
He will be welcomed by his parents, Otto and Irene; brothers, Terry, Maynard, Lorn, Leslie, Delwood; sister, Lorraine; son-in-law, Brad; and grandchildren, Robert and Travis.
Ken added to life. He added an example of hard work. Always busy, always getting things done and organized- not a stitch of grass grew under his feet. He added laughter. Whether it was a story, a wise crack, a silly face or his popping out of his dentures to cause great confusion for his young grandchildren-joy was found in his presence. He added peace to the hearts of those he shared his “woods” with. Whether hunting for bear or deer or walking the fence line, the pace of the outdoors filled his soul and those by his side. He added love. He gave it freely, honestly and without condition. And if there was room, he added on to his house. Just so he could create more space in his home, the extension of his heart, for you.