Eugene E. Apple

  • Born: July 14, 1943
  • Died: September 10, 2021
  • Location: Morrison, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Eugene E. Apple, 78, of Morrison, died on Thursday, 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 09/26/1970 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, Eileen Linton, all 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. Cremation rites will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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.

Posted by Nancy - Erie, IL - Family Friend   September 18, 2021

Jane and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed

Posted by Gary Scuffham Scuffham - Rock Falls, IL - 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.

Posted by Susie Linton - Friend   September 14, 2021

RIP Gene. Prayers to you all of the Apple family

Posted by Toby&Jill and boys OBrien - Rock Falls, IL   September 13, 2021

Blessings to you,Jane,and Family.

Posted by Eileen Sterenberg Bennett - Fort Collins, CO - Friend   September 13, 2021

So sad to hear of Genes passing. My thoughts are with Bob and all of Genes family at this sad tome.

Posted by Ray Duncan - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   September 12, 2021

Jane & family,So sorry for your loss! My thoughts & prayers are with you all

Posted by Andrea Dalton Dalton - Morrison, IL - Friend   September 12, 2021

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Knowing Gene was a wonderful pleasure. Take precious care.

Love your friend,
Rhyan Boesen

Posted by Rhyan Boesen - MO - Friend   September 11, 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!

Posted by Stacey Jemison - Davenport, IA - Coworker   September 11, 2021