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Rita Marie Daesch Appel
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Birth: May 11, 1938
Death: Sep. 4, 2008

RITA APPEL, born in Belleville, Illinois the daughter of Edwin A. DAESCH and Mildred Gertrude GANTNER; wife of Jerome Louis VANDER PLUYM whom she married April 23, 1959 and Robert Charles APPEL whom she married November 3, 1973.

RITA MARIE APPEL, nee Daesch, 70, of Belleville, IL, born May 11, 1938, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, September 4, 2008, at her residence, surrounded by loved ones.

Mrs. Appel was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 53. She was an avid bowler, bingo worker, and bingo player.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.A. and Mildred, nee Gantner, Daesch; two brothers, Edwin and Lorraine Daesch; and a brother-in-law, Aloys Zinck.

Surviving are her husband of 35 great years, Robert C. Appel; her daughter, Ann Marie Koenig and former husband C. Michael Koenig; her stepchildren, Linda (Don) Reichling, Julie (Terry) Cleamer, Rob (Danee) Appel, David (Gayle) Appel, and Dan (Norma) Appel; four grandchildren, Annalisa (Josh) Foster, Brian Koenig, Kely (Codey Leeper) Koenig, and Kim Koenig; five great-grandchildren, Andersyn Foster, soon-to-be-born Alex Foster, James and Cameron Leeper, and Savannah Parker; ten step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers, Marilyn Zinck, Ron (Lucy) Daesch, Sandy "Toots" (Paul) Monroe, and Ray Dean (Sandra) Daesch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lester (Mary Ann) Appel, JoAnn (Howard) Edmundson, Judy Saeger, and Jane Gaubatz; her dear friend and buddy, Susie Daesch; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2008, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2008, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Carl Hann officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Family links: 
  Edwin Anthony Daesch (1906 - 1995)
  Mildred Gantner Daesch (1908 - 1987)
  Edwin Robert Daesch (1926 - 2003)*
  Everett Oscar Daesch (1928 - 1928)*
  Loraine Adele Daesch (1930 - 2003)*
  Myra Jean Daesch (1932 - 1932)*
  Lois Helen Daesch (1936 - 1936)*
  Rita Marie Daesch Appel (1938 - 2008)
  Raydean Daesch (1944 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Sep 06, 2008
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