Eugene E. Apple
1943 - 2021
BORN
1943
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
McDonald Funeral Home
1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL
Eugene E. Apple
Born: July 14, 1943 in Harmon, IL
Died: September 10, 2021 in Sterling, IL
MORRISON – Eugene E. Apple, 78, of Morrison, died on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling.
Eugene was born on July 14, 1943 in Harmon, the son of Charles and Mildred (Bushman) Apple. He married Jane Bristle on September 26, 1970 in Rock Falls. Eugene was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. He was a true sportsman and loved hunting, fishing, frogging, and trapping. He enjoyed farming, Packers football,and especially loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Eugene worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Carpenter's Local 790. He was a member of the Rock River Racing Pigeon Club and the Dixon Elks club.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Apple of Morrison; one son,Charles Apple of Davis; two daughters, Christan (Brent) Schrader of Prophetstown; and Sara (Jeremy) Dolezalek of Savoy, TX; five brothers and sisters, David (Doris) Apple of Rock Falls, Eileen Linton of Rock Falls, Robert (Betty) Apple of Tampico, Rita Clifton of Sterling, and Doris (Leonard) Amesquita of Rock Falls; nine grandchildren, Jacob Apple, Molly Jones; Mackenzie and Jay Schueler; Laura, Adam, Rosalynn, Maria, and Dominic Dolezalek; and four great grandchildren, Paisley, Bowie, Jagger, and Kensley.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Eichelburger; and two brothers, Donald and William Apple.
Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls. Funeral service will follow at 4:00pm with Deacon Ken Funk officiating. Cremation rites will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081.
Online condolence may be made at www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com
Published by Sauk Valley News from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
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Jane, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm b hind and just now saw this on 9/18. You have my deepest sympathy.
Nancy
Family Friend
September 18, 2021
Jane and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed
Gary Scuffham Scuffham
Family Friend
September 17, 2021
We can see you riding the fences cowboy. Pigeons have flown through the sky with your soul and family awaiting for you at heavens gate. Your life on earth is complete and your heavenly faith will bring your guardian Angel to watch over your family here on this big world. So beautiful memories and blessings to the family and friends. May Gene Apple rest in peace.
Susie Linton
Friend
September 14, 2021
RIP Gene. Prayers to you all of the Apple family
Toby&Jill and boys OBrien
September 13, 2021
Blessings to you,Jane,and Family.
Eileen Sterenberg Bennett
Friend
September 13, 2021
Christan I am so sorry for your loss to your family. Your memories and love for him will be with you forever. Many prayers to you!
Stacey Jemison
Coworker
September 11, 2021
So sad to hear of Genes passing. My thoughts are with Bob and all of Genes family at this sad tome.
Ray Duncan
Family Friend
September 12, 2021
Jane & family,So sorry for your loss! My thoughts & prayers are with you all
Andrea Dalton Dalton
Friend
September 12, 2021
Jane,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Knowing Gene was a wonderful pleasure. Take precious care.

Love your friend,
Rhyan Boesen
Rhyan Boesen
Friend
September 11, 2021
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