Dorothea Maurine Appel, 99

Dorothea Maurine Appel, 99, of Grundy Center, passed away on May 27, 2018 at the Creekside Living Facility in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 2:00 PM at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center with Reverend Al Polito officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM at the church. Interment will follow the service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the church or Cedar Valley Hospice. Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home is caring for Dorothea and her family. Online condolences may be made at www.abelsfuneralhomes.c

Dorothea is survived by her loving children: Eileen Wyatt of Grundy Center, Gary (Teresa) Appel of Grundy Center, LeAnn Pappas of Casa Grande, AZ, and Donovan (Judy) Appel of Grundy Center; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister Jeanne (Dick) Sharer of Van Alstyne, TX; sister-in-laws Carol Appel and Lillian Appel, and many nieces and nephews.