SALINA — Gary D. Apel, 58, of Salina, died Jan. 10. Born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sterling, he was the son of Norman and Marilyn (Eves) Apel. Gary was a welder and fabricator for the Blue Goose Company of Great Bend and Tony’s of Salina. He was also a goat rancher at the Apel Farm.
Survivors include his wife Robin of Salina; three sons, Gary Apel Jr. of Peculiar, Mo., Mathew Apel of Shawnee, and Kristofer Apel of Salina; two daughters, Tamara Stumps of Holyrood and Autumn Miller of Salina; his father and step-mother, Norman and Gladys Apel of Great Bend; a brother, David Apel of Salina; three sisters, Briana Ernst of Henderson, Nev., Gerilyn Hoard of Salina and Amy Astrab of Derby; grandchildren, Kerstie Stumps, Devin Stumps, Dalton Apel, Gavin Apel, Mathew Apel II, Diego Apel, Jaquelynn Miller, Seth Miller, Zayne Saltkill, Vayda Saltkill and Zander Apel; step-grandchildren, Blayz Saltkill and Zoew Curtiss; and great-grandchild, Talyn Dunlap. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn, in 2011.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Ryan Mortuary in Salina. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Heifer International.
Funeral arrangements provided by
137 N. Eighth St.
Salina, KS 67401
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 13, 2012