Kenneth L. Apold, 96

Published 1:32 pm Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kenneth Apold

Kenneth Luverne Apold, age 96, of Austin, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at the Austin Medical Center.

Ken was born April 11, 1914 in Austin to John and Christina Apold. He grew up in Austin.

On Nov. 24, 1934 he married Melvina Blowers in Austin. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1983.

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Ken had a long working career with the Hormel Company. He enjoyed woodworking and being with his family and friends. Ken was a member of St. Augustine Church and the Eagles Club.

Survivors include his daughter: Deanna Arndt, Austin, Minn.; sons: Jim (Carole) Apold, Austin, Minn., Bill (Polly) Apold, Austin, Minn.; daughter-in-law: Sue Apold, Austin, Minn.; special friend: June Kramer; ten grandchildren: Todd (Carrie) Arndt, Brenda (Chris) Engen, Edie (Don) Stier, Deidre (Jeff) Slowinski, Heidi Krivanek, Brad (Karen) Apold, Kenneth (Andra) Arndt, Brett (Robin) Apold, Chad Apold, Shannon Apold; 22 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his son, Dale Apold; son-in-law, Emil Arndt Jr.; parents; three brothers; one sister.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and also one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The casket bearers will be Brett Apold, Todd Arndt, Kenneth Arndt, Brad Apold, Chad Apold, Shannon Apold.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Augustine Catholic Church or the Hormel Institute for Cancer Research.