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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Helen M. Appelt, 84, of Hallettsville, passed away Dec. 1, 2011. She was born on May 3, 1927 to Joseph F. & Annie Cejka Zaruba Sr. in Sublime. She married
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      Helen M. Appelt, 84, of Hallettsville, passed away Dec. 1, 2011. She was born on May 3, 1927 to Joseph F. & Annie Cejka Zaruba Sr. in Sublime. She married James “Smokey” Appelt on Oct. 27, 1948 in Hallettsville. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Bereavement Committee and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville.

      Helen is survived by: 3 sons, Jimmy Appelt & wife Marcie of Hallettsville, Mike Appelt & wife Darlene of Hallettsville, and Gary Appelt & wife Ginny of Richmond; daughter Jo Ann Schindler & husband Todd of Hallettsville; brother Frank Zaruba of Hallettsville; sister Annie Mae Technik of Hallettsville; 10 grandchildren; Jeff Appelt, Clint Appelt, Blake Appelt, Chelsea Wimberly, Ky Nesloney, McKenzi Schindler, Madison Schindler, Tori Appelt, Kristin Appelt, and Toni Korthauer; and 4 great grandchildren, Brennan Appelt, Mckenna Appelt, Chandler Wimberly, and Jace Wimberly.

      Helen was preceded in death by: her husband James “Smokey”; parents; and 2 brothers, Joe F. Zaruba Jr. and Robert Zaruba.

      Funeral Mass Service: 2 pm, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville. Visitation: 4 pm, Saturday, at Kubena Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 pm, Saturday, at Kubena Funeral Home. Officiate: Rev. John Peters. Pallbearers: Jeff Appelt, Clint Appelt, Blake Appelt, Jason Korthauer, Clayton Wimberly, and Adam Nesloney. Honorary Pallbearers: Chelsea Wimberly, Ky Nesloney, McKenzi Schindler, Madison Schindler, Tori Appelt, Kristin Appelt, Toni Korthauer, Brennan Appelt, Mckenna Appelt, Chandler Wimberly, and Jace Wimberly. Memorial: Kidney Foundation or Donor’s Choice. Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

      Kubena Funeral Home

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