Kenneth F. Appel
Jr., age 65 of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in
He was born on
April 22, 1950 in Gary, IN, to Kenneth F. Appel Sr. and Gloria LaForce-
Appel, both of whom preceded him in death.
On August 15, 1981,
in Valparaiso he married Georgianna Uskuraitis-Appel, who survives in
He is also survived
by his children: Abbie (Charlie) Simmons of Boca Raton, FL, Susan (Dan)
Appel-DiCharia of South Bend, Jessica (Travis) Kadish of Westville, and
Rachael (Jim) Manney of Porter.
Benjamin Appel, Aryel DiCharia, Drew Manney and Annabella Kadish, his two
great-grandchildren, Emmett and Kristopher Hernthaisong and his siblings:
Rhea Hanifl of Bakersfield, CA and Jim (Joyce) Appel of Valparaiso, along
with his several nieces and nephews and his personal assistant, Sandy
Gagliano of Chesterton, are also surviving.
He worked as an
Instrument Electrician at BP Amoco for over 30 years.
Ken was a great
Storyteller. He was greatly known for his ability to make people laugh.
He loved spending
time with his family and he truly loved his work family. Golfing, fishing
and bird watching on his deck were some of his favorite hobbies.
will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 11 a.m., at White-Love Funeral Home,
525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, with Father Jerry Schweitzer officiating.
Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 2 until 6 p.m. at the funeral
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