Larry Donald Appel was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Steamboat Springs to William and Marianne Appel. He lived his entire life in Steamboat Springs until he passed away July 11, 2012.
Larry married Christie Ursich on Dec. 26, 1970, and they had two sons, Michael and Keith. They had a family-owned business, 4A Heating and Refrigeration, for many years.
Larry’s interests included ranching, wrestling, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.
He is survived by his two sons, Michael and Keith, along with Michael’s wife, Wendi, their two daughters Abigail and Maya, Keith’s fiancee, Teneil Jayne, and Keith’s two children, Christian and Madisun. Larry’s seven siblings, Betty Anne Wandell, Carl Appel, Carolyn Scherar, Janet Arroyo, Dale Appel, Debbie Appel and Marlene Walsh, will miss him dearly. Larry also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children, most of whom live in the Routt County area.
Services were held July 16, 2012, at Steamboat Springs High School. Memorial donations for the Larry and Chris Appel Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank in Steamboat Springs can be mailed to Yampa Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 776090, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.