Norbert Apel, 87, a resident of Grain Valley, MO passed away peacefully Saturday, October 1, 2022 at his home. He was born June 12, 1935 to Viktor and Sara (Beck) Apel in Kharkiv Ukraine.
Norbert was united in marriage to Edeltraut “Edi” Karpa on March 12, 1960 in Wattenscheid Germany. He owned and operated Grain Valley Tool and Mfg. Co., starting the business in April of 1975. Norbert along with his wife Edi were members of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church for 30 years before its closing. They are currently members of Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs. Norbert enjoyed gardening, being in the outdoors, hunting, working outside, and volunteering for several organizations throughout his life. Above all Norbert cherished spending time with his family. Especially the grandchildren.
Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Edi Apel of Grain Valley, MO; sons, Thomas Apel and wife Theresa of Lee’s Summit, MO, Robert Apel and wife Missy of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Dylan Apel, Sydney Apel, Nick Apel, Emmi Apel, and Jane Apel. Norbert is preceded in death by his parents, Viktor and Sara Apel, and brother Leonhard.
There will be a service Friday October 14, 2022 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R D Mize RD Blue Springs, MO 64014. Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service to follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Timothy Lutheran Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Norbert and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.