Mayme P. Appel
Mayme P. Appel, age 83, of Grand Island, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. Services were held Saturday, August 10, at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Gary Smith officiated. Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Dannebrog. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Your thoughts and prayers may be given at www.curranfuneralchapel.com under Mayme’s obituary. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church. Mayme was born July 13, 1936, in Dannebrog. She was the youngest daughter of Jens and Pauline (Nelson) Appel. Mayme grew up in Dannebrog, along with her siblings, David, Margaret, and Veona. She graduated from Dannebrog High School in 1954. Mayme continued her education at Duschend College in Omaha. In 1957 she moved to Grand Island. Mayme was office clerk for Rinder Printing Company, retiring in 1996 after working 32 years. In her retirement Mayme was a part-time visitation and funeral assistant at Kleine Funeral Home and later at Curran Funeral Chapel. Mayme was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church having served as Deacon, Elder, treasurer, Stewardship Committee member, Prayer Chain Head, and a faithful choir member. Mayme had a marvelous since of humor, loved visiting and being with people, and treasured singing in the church choir. She enjoyed eating lunch and supper out with family and friends. She especially relished celebrating her birthday lunches weeks previous and continuing weeks after her birthday. Mayme was an avid letter writer, corresponding weekly with her brother and other family members. Survivors of her immediate family include her brother, David Appel, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Others left to cherish her memory include her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and grand-grandnieces and nephews. Mayme is welcomed into heaven by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Veona and Milroy Harvey and Margaret Ann and George Kontos; and sister-in-law, Eileen Appel.