William L. Chappel (1927 - 2013)

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William L. Chappel, 86, of rural Greenville, passed away at 8:21 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his home.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, with the Rev. Ryszard Hanaczewski officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Young Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Lawrence Catholic Church or Robinson Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.youngfh.net.
Mr. Chappel was born on July 20, 1927, in Plainfield, the son of William H. and Nell Ellis Chappel. He married Mary L. Lucco on Dec. 28, 1948, in Greenville.
He grew up in Ashland and attended New Berlin High School. Upon graduation, he joined the Army and served in Korea. After getting married, he and his wife resided briefly in Springfield, and then moved to Bond County, where his lifelong farming career included Hillcrest, Rinderer and Chappel-Moore Farms. He was a past president of FS, and a past member of Farm Bureau, 4-H Foundation and Robinson Cemetery Board. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and also a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife; son, Ernie Chappel and his wife Tammy of Vandalia; daughters, Gena and her husband Jeff Moore, and Cari and her husband Jeff Outman, both of Greenville; sisters, Shirley and her husband Mike Patrick, and Barbara Netzke, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cindy Chappel; a brother, Charles Chappel; and a sister, Opal Korte.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 26 to Dec. 4, 2013
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