Anthony Appel

anthony appel
Tony, beloved dad, husband, son, brother, and uncle, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Fargo on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the age of 46. Anthony Drew Appel was born on August 21, 1971, the son of Ted and Marian Appel in Fargo. He grew up in Fargo where he received his education, graduating from Fargo North High School in 1989. He then attended North Dakota State University. Tony began working for NAVTEQ in Fargo, now known as HERE Technologies, where he worked for over 20 years, serving as a Senior Systems Engineer. Tony was united in marriage to Pamela Naylor on December 22, 2001 in Fargo and their daughter, Katherine was born on November 16, 2002. Throughout the years Tony was an avid golfer, served on the board for the Gators Swim Team, volunteered with the Shanley Theatre, was an active Fargo North Alumnus and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was currently serving as Deputy Grand Knight for the Nativity Knights of Columbus. Tony is survived by his wife, Pam and their daughter, Katherine Appel of Fargo; his parents, Ted and Marian Appel of Fargo; his sister, Mary Kay (Don) Schott of Fargo; his brother, Ted (Sherrie) Appel of Eagan, MN; his niece and nephews - Tyler (Amanda) Schott, Lindsay Schott and her fiancé, Jason Meidinger, Brandon Schott and his fiancée, Danielle Engelhardt, and T.J. Appel; his great-nephew, Charlie Schott; and his step daughter, Abby (Tim) Yocum. Also surviving are his beloved canine friends, Molly and Sissy. Tony was preceded in death by his infant brother, Joseph Appel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the JPII Catholic Schools Network, First Choice Clinic, Homeward Bound Animal Shelter, or to a charity of choice. VISITATION: 5-7 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo (1825 11th Street South) – and also one hour prior to the Mass in the church on Wednesday PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Tuesday at Nativity Catholic Church FUNERAL MASS: 2 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo BURIAL: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo

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  1. Tony you will be dearly missed my friend. I’m happy we had our fraternity experience that brought us together which created a friendship for life. RIP Frater.

  2. RIP Tony. I am sending my prayers and thoughts to your family. Katherine sending my love and hugs ypur way. Sorry for your loss Appel family

    Vicki Burgoyne

  3. I am so saddened to read of Tony’s passing. I attended high school with him, played in band with him. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Wishing Tony’s family much strength and support during this time and the time to come. Rest well Tony.

  5. We are shocked and saddened to hear of Tony’s death. In the years we were neighbors we could see how much he loved his family. God Bless you as you walk this difficult road.

  6. I am so sorry and sad to hear this news. I went to school with Tony over the years and always enjoyed seeing and talking to him. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Ty DeVine

  7. Mr. and Mrs. Appel and the entire Appel family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Tony’s death. Please know of my love and prayers for all of you during this time. May God hold you all gently but tightly to His Sacred Heart and may our Blessed Mother enfold you in her mantle of motherly love.

    Mary Jo Zacher

  8. So shocked and saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. We went to school together, even as far back as kindergarten at Washington Elementary, and I enjoyed seeing him in present years at church. Praying for comfort for his family, and a beautiful new life for Tony in heaven, with St. Anthony and all the departed.

  9. I’m so Sorry to hear of the loss of Toni. He was always a smiling face at the kids school functions. RIP Toni. I’m condolences to his family.
    Darlene B.

  10. Pam, I am so very sorry for your loss! Know that you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. God comfort you all in his care!
    Pam’s old co-worker and friend,

  11. I only met Tony a couple of times while working on Shanley theater stuff, but he sure made a quick impression of being a very nice guy and good father. We will be praying for peace and comfort for you.

  12. Appel family, I was a coworker with Tony at NAVTEQ. We had many good years working side by side. Tony was an awsome engineer and a great person. Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Tony.

  13. Pam, So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers go to your family at the difficult time.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. May he rest in peace. Ted and Marian you have my deepest sympathy

  15. I met Tony as a Knight and Man of the Cross. I offer my condolences to his family and know our thoughts and prayers are with You all and Him at this time of sorrow.

  16. Pam and family,
    I did not know Tony well, but please be assured of my prayers for you at this time. May peace enter your hearts and give you comfort. <3

  17. My heart goes out to all of Tony’s family. Prayers for all of you. And to you Mary Kay a big hug.
    My God wrap his arms around you and give you some peace at this difficult time.
    Love you.

    Mary McManus

  18. Tony and I went to high school together and many of my high school memories involve Tony. My thoughts and prayers to Tony and his family.

  19. Tony was the first person we met when we moved to Fargo this past summer. Throughout our first months here, we shared numerous conversations with him about the weather, activities to do in the area, and our love for our furry friends. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend; a great help to our family in the transition to our new life in Fargo. We deeply miss his daily presence in our lives. Praying for all of his loved ones in this difficult time.

  20. Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. Tony was a great human being and an awesome coworker everyone looked up to. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. Rest in peace, Tony.

  21. Pam – my heart is completely broken for you and your family. I wish there were words to help ease the pain and heartache you are going through. Please know that you will continue to be in my daily thoughts and prayers. Hugs prayers and love to you my friend.

  22. I feel so fortunate to have known Tony the last 7-8 years at Nativity Church that I feel blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing him and his great friendship. Tony lived life for his family, friends and deep commitment for his faith and belief in God through many tireless hours of volunteering at Nativity Church and all of us who were brother Knights of Columbus members with Tony. He always volunteered when asked, never complained about the task or how long it took. He exemplified the true meaning of a Christian man in everything he did. He will be dearly missed by all who he touched !!!!!!

  23. I’m so very sorry for Tony’s family on there lose. Tony was way to young to pass, being a husband & Father to their daughter. Many prayers for his beautiful family and for Tony too! God Bless.

  24. I’m so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Tony through our many years together at Holy Spirit School. I pray for his wife, daughter, family and friends to find peace. And for the Lord to take care of Tony’s soul. May he rest in peace.

  25. My heart goes out to Marian, Ted, Mary KAY and the entire family. Losing your son/brother at such a young age is heartbreaking. Sending you hugs and deepest sympathy at this sad time. Jan Gerlach

  26. After all these years…Mary Kay/Don, Marian/Ted…didn’t know you were all related. Very heart broken for you and your families on the loss of your brother/son so early in his life. Prayers for strength to the family at this time. Lisa Fischer-Halseth

  27. My family and I are so sorry to read of the tragic, unexpected death of Tony and send our heartfelt sympathy. May your treasured memories through the years, and the future resurrection hope we share of seeing our loved ones again as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ promised at John 11:25, give you peace and comfort in the difficult times ahead.
    With prayers,
    The Dawes family

  28. My thoughts and prayers are with Tony’s family and friends. I am saddened for your loss and pray for you to find strength during this difficult time.

  29. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you during this time of tremendous loss. You are in our prayers. Kay and Roger

  30. To Pam and family, I am saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. May you find comfort in the arms of our sweet Jesus and know that Tony is rejoicing in his final resting place and sees the face of our Savior. God bless you today and always.
    Lisa Cossette-Christianson

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