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Lois "Babe" M. Apfel

July 12, 1937 August 15, 2019
Lois "Babe" M. Apfel
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EDGERTON/ JANESVILLE—Lois M. “Babe” (Demrow) Apfel, age 82, of Edgerton, formerly of Janesville, died Thursday, August 15, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. She was born in Janesville on July 12, 1937, the daughter of Frank and Grace (Butler) Demrow. Babe was raised in Fulton and graduated from Edgerton High School in 1956. She worked at Parker Pen in her early years, but after getting married, she became a stay at home mom. She married Gerald D. Apfel on Sept. 14, 1965, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Janesville. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2017. Babe was the consummate mom! She was active in the Cub Scouts as a Den Mother and also as chair of the arts and crafts at Camp Indian Trails in the 1970’s and early 80’s. She volunteered as a “room mother” for every class the kids were in while at Washington Elementary School and had a particularly close bond with Mrs. Marjorie Reed. When not volunteering you would find her at home doing umpteen loads of laundry, preparing meals and trying to keep her 2 oldest kids, Dale and Joel out of trouble! She never had to worry about her baby, Kevin as he was her angel! She loved kids, and over her entire life, she was always willing to watch her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and neighbors but especially her grandkids. She spoiled those kids rotten and they knew it. Babe was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Edgerton.

Survivors include her 3 boys: Dale (Bonnie) Apfel of Edgerton, Joel (Michelle) Apfel of Janesville, and Kevin (Jenifer) Apfel of Edgerton; 3 grandchildren: Kendall, Alexandra “Sasha,” and Elena; 2 step grandchildren, Cody and Cassidy; her sister, Marion “Sis” Mallu; in-laws; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 4 siblings: Beulah “Toots” Zastoupil, Edward Demrow, Harold “Buster” Demrow, and Gerald “Pud” Demrow.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME, 315 Lord St. (Hwy 51) Edgerton. Rev. Carl Seeger will preside and burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Center Township. Visitation will take place on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME. Memorials in Babe’s name can be made to St. John Lutheran Church.

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4:00 PM 8/19/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/19/2019 7:00:00 PM
Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home

315 Lord Street
Edgerton, Wi 53534

Additional visitation time will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home
315 Lord Street Edgerton 53534 Wi
United States





10:30 AM 8/20/2019 10:30:00 AM
Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home

315 Lord Street
Edgerton, Wi 53534

Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home
315 Lord Street Edgerton 53534 Wi
United States

Cemetery Details


Bethel Cemetery Final Resting Place

Center Township County Rd A
Center Township, WI 53536

Center Township County Rd A Center Township 53536 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. John Lutheran Church

207 E. High St.
Edgerton, WI 53534

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