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George Apfel

January 17, 1957 — July 25, 2021


George Apfel, 64, of Rothschild, passed away July 25, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born January 17, 1957 in Rhinelander to the late George and Shirley (Hazelquist) Apfel. He attended Rhinelander Public Schools and then joined the Army. He proudly, and honorably achieved Airborne Ranger Status. He met his wife, Cindy Johnson and they married August 4, 1979. Together they raised their only daughter Jennifer. George was employed at Crestline and SNE Enterprises, and later at Walmart. He also worked for many years as an independent private investigator. More than anything, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his grandkids. George will be deeply missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

George is survived by his wife Cindy Apfel; daughter Jennifer (Jason) Housley; siblings Bill (Teresa) Apfel, Bob (Claudia) Apfel, Lloyd Apfel, Linda (Ken) Kudick, Tina (Bob) Smith, John (Sandy) Apfel, Kelly Apfel, and Casey (Vanessa) Apfel; and many extended family members.

A funeral service will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until the time of service. Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel is assisting the family.

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