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Harry L. "Bud" Appelfeller Jr.
Harry L. TrainHarry L. "Bud' Appelfeller Jr., 80 of Bucyrus, died Thursday March 16, 2023 at the Bucyrus Hospital.

He was born August 23,1942 in Marion to the late Harry L. and Leona Jane (Roux) Appelfeller Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Tom Rarick.

Harry’s working career was with the Railroad as a General Foreman. He had worked for Erie-Conrail and the Metropolitan Transit Authority for over 40 years. He had served our country in the National Guard during Vietnam. When he was younger, he had belonged to the Drum & Bugle Corps, playing the cymbals.

He loved his Cleveland baseball, the Indians/Guardians. Harry enjoyed fishing and working in his vegetable garden; he was known for canning sauerkraut. He kept his mind sharp by constantly working on crossword puzzles and listening to his favorite radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, “god rest his soul”. Harry cherished his relationships with his railroad and National Guard friends. He also had a soft spot for cats.
Harry loved spending time with his grandkids and family when he was able.

Surviving is his wife Jan (Young) Appelfeller of Bucyrus, his children, Amy (William) Workley of Carroll, Christian Appelfeller of Dublin,
Michael (Jennifer) Appelfeller of Lancaster and Harry L. Appelfeller III of Bucyrus
Grandchildren, Ashley (Mullins) Voils, Zackary Appelfeller, Mitchell Workley, Allison Appelfeller,
Nicholas Appelfeller, Aaron Appelfeller, Claire Appelfeller, Elijah Appelfeller, Elizabeth Appelfeller and Brody Appelfeller
Siblings, Joyce Rarick of Bucyrus, Andy (Sherril) Appelfeller of Marion, Samuel (Linda) Appelfeller of Mt. Victory, Linda Sue (Sonny) Meloy of Mt. Victory, Frank Appelfeller of Mason and Jon Appelfeller of West Mansfield.
5 step children, 5 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren

There will be a time of Gathering for Family and Friends Friday March 24, 2023 from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue. Private family services will be held at a later date at the LaRue Cemetery with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County, 3590 OH-98, Bucyrus, OH 44820

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Joyce Rarick
Bucyrus, Ohio
Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 11:06 AM

Rest now, Buddy! I will always love and miss you!I can't take care of you anynore, but Mom and Dad can and will!

#2 from: Janet Appelfeller Robenault
Galion, OH
Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 1:36 PM

Rest now my sweet Buddy. Will miss you always. I'm sure you had a few loved ones waiting for you with open arms. You will be greatly miss by us all. Love, Janetha

#3 from: Sherry Birchfield Stewart
Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 4:43 PM

My sincere sympathy to the entire Appelfeller family.

#4 from: Dan and Judy Kirkpatrick
Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 4:58 PM

To all of you. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers being lifted❤️

#5 from: Randy and Barbara Sullivan
Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 7:15 PM

I am sending this condolence for mother Joyce Gillen Sullivan  we send our thoughts and prayers to all the family.

#6 from: Joan Elliott Wagner
Brunswick, GA
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 7:08 AM

Bud, you have left a strong family behind.  You will be very proud of them.  I pray that God has wrapped His loving arms around you and you had peace.  That yellow bus that picked up our families so many years ago is now gathering us up again for a different destination . Until I see you again— PEACE.

#7 from: Sara Bonen
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:54 AM

Harry was a customer of mine at the Bucyrus Kroger store he was always kind and funny on his visits and I enjoyed seeing him..... he will be missed by all of us

#8 from: Karen Alt
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 1:51 PM

Joyce I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother.  Keeping you and the rest of his family in my thoughts.

#9 from: Jon Ethan Appelfeller
Denver, Colorado
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 6:52 PM

Love you Uncle Bud, You will be missed dearly, the void left behind will never be filled. Watch over the family from a better place. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy. Respectfully, Jon E. Appelfeller

#10 from: Richard and Brenda Collins
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 7:26 AM

Our sincere condolences to our friend Andy and the Appelfeller Family.  May your brother Rest in Peace.  

#11 from: Constance Reese
Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 2:48 PM

Andy, So sorry about Harry.  I did not know him but knowing your Mom & Dad he had to be a great man. Sending condolences to you and your family.

#12 from: Flora Appelfeller
West Chester, Ohio
Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 12:47 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers is that God's peace, courage and strength will be with each of you. Remember the most beautiful stones have been polished to brilliance by life's strongest storms. You'll get through this and you'll come out even stronger than you were before.

#13 from: JJ Appelfeller
Fort Worth, Texas
Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 7:13 PM

We have lost a dear husband, father, brother and cousin. May his soul be rested and happy. Lisa and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Rest in peace Bud.

#14 from: Toni Jewell
Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 8:54 AM

All of my prayers and thoughts to all of the family. Bud will be greatly missed . Rest now and watch over your family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

#15 from: Jeff and Gerry Greenwood
Columbus, OH
Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 10:05 AM

We were sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. We send our condolences. He was a fine man and will be missed.

#16 from: Jeff Wiehe
Thu, Mar 30, 2023 at 7:09 AM

Mike I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending the entire family our condolences.

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