September 14, 1934 – November 26, 2012
Meredith LaVonne Appenzeller, age 78, of Boone, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012, at her home in Boone.
Funeral services have been set for Friday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church at 712 12th Street in Boone. Rev. Lindsay Watkins will be officiating the service.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 29, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., with the family present at the Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home located at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone. Visitation will continue Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service.
Meredith was born on September 14, 1934, in LuVerne, Iowa, the daughter of Walter William and Margaret Clara (Nielsen) Engel.
Meredith graduated in 1952 from LuVerne High School in LuVerne, Iowa. She attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa. She worked for a state employment service in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
On May 6, 1956, Meredith married Loren Duane Appenzeller in LuVerne, Iowa. The couple moved to Boone in 1968. Meredith was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boone, American Legion Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society, and the YMCA. She will be remembered for her family dinners, delicious cookies and cinnamon rolls.Music was a large part of her life. She learned to play the piano and organ as a young girl and enjoyed a wide range of music throughout her life. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed knitting, embroidery, and quilting. She devoted her life to giving back to others by sharing all of her talents. Meredith was a good friend to many and will be missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Larry.
Meredith is survived by her husband, Loren, of Boone, sons Mark (Barb), Brad (Trudy), daughters Deb (Max) Samuelson, Diane Schmidt, and daughter-in-law Annette Appenzeller all of Boone, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.walter-schroederfuneralhome.com
Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home located at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is in charge of the arrangements.Information provided by: Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home 503 Story Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515.432.1922 www.walter-schroederfuneralhome.com