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“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. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy - Erie, IL - Family Friend

“Jane and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Scuffham Scuffham - IL

“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Susie Linton - Friend

“RIP Gene. Prayers to you all of the Apple family ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Toby&Jill and boys OBrien - IL

“Blessings to you,Jane,and Family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Eileen Sterenberg Bennett - CO

“So sad to hear of Genes passing. My thoughts are with Bob and all of Genes family at this sad tome. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ray Duncan - Sterling, IL

“Jane & family,So sorry for your loss! My thoughts & prayers are with you all ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Andrea Dalton Dalton - Morrison, IL

“Jane, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Knowing Gene was a wonderful pleasure. Take precious care. ...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rhyan Boesen - MO - Friend

“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! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Stacey Jemison - Davenport, IA


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.