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