Fay Appelhans

December 4, 1931 - May 26, 2020

Fay Appelhans


Fay G. Appelhans, formerly of Candlewick Lake, died May 26, 2020 in Rockford, Illinois. She was born December 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Albina Hamachek. Fay married her sweetheart, the late Joseph Appelhans December 16, 1950 in Chicago. Fay graduated from Lane Tech High School in Chicago and worked at Quaker Oats as a packaging technician. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Poplar Grove, Illinois, was a member of the Ladies Lion Club and the Candlewick Lake Flames where she enjoyed dinners, trips and playing cards. She loved fishing, casinos and spending time with her large family. Fay was very loving, quick with a joke and a huge part of her family. Fay is loved and will be dearly missed by her sons, Gary (Barb) Appelhans, Randy (Maria) Appelhans, Brett (Lisa) Appelhans, Darryl (Lori) Appelhans and Dru (Billie) Appelhans; grandchildren, Courtney, Wes, Valeria (Ryan), Tatiana (Auden), Dee (Chris), Ryan, Lindsey (Rick), Matthew, Kyle, Ashley, Troy, Joseph (Katie), Bailey, Trevor and Amanda; great grandchildren, Noah, Seth, Nathan, Zaina, Adley, Lucia, Jayson, and Charlotte.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.

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Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She had a wonderful sense of humor! She was a good friend.

Jo Ann Horgan 2020-06-05T12:59:35

APPELHANS family sorry for your loss .I worked with DRU for many years at SIEMENS .Sorry to hear of your mothers passing . God bless the Appelhans family . Ron. C..

RONALD COULMAN 2020-06-03T10:19:02

Sorry to hear of Fay’s passing! I worked with her at Quaker for many years and she was always such a joy and upbeat! My condolences to your family !!

Bob Meschewski 2020-06-02T07:21:50

So where does the time go?? I met Fay when she and her husband Joe moved to CWL, I was working at the administration office. Fay was just a delight to be around, she was funny, a good conversationalist, she love to party, she love her family and she loved life. Love you Fay and you will be missed by many!

Sue Pilgreen 2020-06-01T17:19:00

So sorry.

Mary jane beelow 2020-06-01T09:01:49

Randy and Maria,
We’re so sorry for the loss of your dear mother and mother-in-law. We will be praying for you and all of the family during this difficult time. We know that those we love live on in our hearts, and in the precious memories we share with them. May those memories bring you comfort and peace.

Libby and Monty

Monty and Libby Lynn 2020-05-31T21:34:42

Gary and family so sorry for your loss.

(Susan, Dr. Chen’s office)

Susan Ward 2020-05-31T09:51:32

As a former member of PGUMC, I remember Fay fondly. Condolences to the family. ❤️🙏

Merry F Shane 2020-05-31T08:44:02

I’m so sorry for your kids.
Sending love.

Pam Eliason 2020-05-30T22:36:43

So sorry you all have lost a beautiful and loving person. My prayers go out to all 🙏🙏

Sandy Christianson 2020-05-30T16:44:52

I am sorry for your loss, prayers and Condolences are with the whole Applehans family

Rosemary McMurchie 2020-05-30T14:04:07

I was a caregiver for Faye at Crimson Pointe and with her charming personality n quick wit was loved by all. She was always in search of her late night snacks from the vendor machine. My condolences to her family and may she rest in piece Gayle Baers-Booth

Gayle Baers-Booth 2020-05-30T08:31:34

I was a caregiver for Faye at Crimson Pointe her energy and quick wit will always be remembered. Everyone loved Faye, always smiling and looking for late night snacks out of the vendor machine. My condolences to the family and may she RIP Gayle Baers-Booth

Gayle Baers-Booth 2020-05-30T08:27:48

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Appelhans family! Fay was so much fun and had the best jokes and comebacks. She always made those around her laugh, smile and her energy was contagious. We will all miss her!

Shannon Failla  2020-05-29T22:14:35

So very sorry for your loss. Faye was a beautiful person inside and out. Loved her family so very much. She will be greatly missed.

Donna Oyston 2020-05-29T21:17:31

I’m so sorry Ashley for your loss. I bet she was an amazing woman, we share the same birthday so I’m sure she was. My deepest sympathy

Diana wozniak 2020-05-29T20:52:47

Fay was a beautiful person, inside and out! She was always so much fun to be around! She will be missed!

Karen Blay 2020-05-29T19:09:05


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