August 11, 1932 - April 3, 2021
Milton H. Apel, 88, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. He was born in Napoleon on August 11, 1932 to Carl and Hilda (Huner) Apel. Milton married Margaret Jane Roney on June 11, 1966 at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Milt was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon. He worked for General Motors in Defiance for 40 years in the metallurgy lab. He was a life-member of the Napoleon American Legion Post #300, VFW, and Amvets. Milt served as a past Commander of the American Legion and a faithful member of the Honor Guard. Serving the community was important to Milt, and he gave back as a member of the Napoleon Lions Club and past president. Milt is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Craig) Birkhold and Lisa (Wayne) Brejcha; grandchildren, Andrew, Claire, Emily, and Alex Birkhold and Jennifer and Kathryn Brejcha; and sister, Mickie Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jane; and brothers, Carlton, and Weldon Apel. Friends and family will be received at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 10 AM until the time of services at 2 PM. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery with military honors. Funeral Services will be livestreamed from the church Facebook page: facebook.com/stpaulnapoleon. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #300, American Legion Gifts for Yanks, St. Paul Lutheran Church, or the Henry County United Way. Online condolences and messages may be shared with the family at rodenbergergray.com. Due to the current health conditions surrounding COVID-19, masks will be required to attend services or visitation in accordance with the State. Please also respect social distancing and make use of the website to contact the family if you are not feeling well.
Milton H. Apel, 88, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. He was born in Napoleon on August 11, 1932 to Carl and Hilda (Huner) Apel. Milton married Margaret Jane Roney on June 11, 1966 at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church,... View Obituary & Service Information
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