John Apel 1929-2022

John Apel 1929-2022

John Dale Apel passed away on Nov. 15, 2022, in Lindsborg, at the age of 93.

Born in 1929 in Wichita, he earned degrees from Kansas State University, American University and the University of Chicago. 

Dale spent more than 45 years with the Cooperative Extension Service, primarily as the Kansas Associate State Leader in Manhattan. He served in the Korean War and was the founder of Kansas Evergreens. 

He retired to Overland Park and later to Lindsborg to be closer to family.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul, first wife Mary Dean and wife Shirley. He is survived by his children John (Regina), Dean (Ann-Christin) and Ellen, and his six grandchildren.

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