Thomas F. Appel, 68

Thomas “Tom” F. Appel, 68, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013.

Tom was born on Nov. 19, 1944, in Milwaukee to Henry and Odessa (nee Seeger) Appel. Tom was a graduate of Milwaukee Boys Tech and went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era.

Tom married Patricia “Pat” in 1974 in Milwaukee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Tom was a dedicated employee of Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. for more than 43 years. He was a member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers AFL-WO Local No. 65.

Tom is survived by his wife Pat; children Kim (Jim Wrobleski) Appel, Nicole Huenerbein, and Shawn (Jodi); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother Kenny (Cheryl), sister Jan (Bill) Zahn, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Tom is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Odessa and infant daughter Tana.

A memorial service for Tom will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend. Gathering will take place at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Inurnment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Horizon Hospice, the staff at the Courage Clinic in the Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center for their care and compassion for Tom during this time.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 /