Visitation4-7PM - Monday, October 26 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral Services11AM - Tuesday, October 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson
Marylyn “Sis” Apel, age 79, of North Hudson, WI, passed away on October 23, 2015 at her home in North Hudson following a hard fought battle with cancer.
Sis was born on September 24, 1936 in Afton, MN, the daughter of Raymond and Luella (Peloquin) Clymer. She grew up in Afton with her seven siblings, attending Afton grade school, and graduating from Stillwater High School, the class of 1953. Following graduation, she attended a few classes at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, WI, when she began her career at GS Electric as a Group Leader for over 17 years. On the weekends, Sis also served as a bartender at Mallileau Inn in North Hudson.
On April 15, 1961, she was united in marriage to Allan Apel in Mason City, IA, and together they had five beautiful daughters: Ruth, Lori, Patti, Sally, and Shelly.
Aside from spending time with her family, she thoroughly enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and was known for her beautiful afghans she made for her girls, and the prayer squares she made for Trinity Lutheran Church. She was an avid baker and loved making homemade sugar cookies for her family and friends. Sis had a green thumb, and enjoyed canning the produce from her vegetable garden, and loved adding to her extensive frog collection.
She is survived by her daughters: Ruth Shaffer of Hammond, WI, Lori Apel (Rod Schmelzer) of Tuscan, AZ, Patti Apel of North Hudson, WI, Sally Haggerty of Hammond, WI, and Shelly (Tim) Hollyday of North Hudson, WI; 6 grandchildren: Thomas Apel, Robert Haggerty, Carrie Shattuck, Jessica (Nick) Marrone, Muriel Haggerty, and Danielle Hollyday; 7 great-grandchildren: Alik, Ashlyn, Finnegan, Fiona, Austin, Azalea, and Grace; siblings: Russel Clymer of Forest Lake, MN, Jeanne (Bill) Boumeester of Hudson, Barbara (Kenneth) Clark of Lakeland, MN, Michael (Cyndy) Clymer of Hudson, WI, David (Becky) Clymer of Maplewood, MN, and Jerry (Ardy) Clymer of Iowa; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Allan; parents; and brother, Lawrence “Buddy” Clymer.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7PM on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Sixth St., Hudson, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment at Willow River Cemetery. Memorial preferred.