Lowell D. Appleby, 86, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Monday October 2, 2017.

Lowell D. Appleby, 86, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Monday October 2, 2017.
Lowell was born March 22, 1931, in Norman, Oklahoma to Dewey Samuel and Anna Marie Appleby.
He moved to Leavenworth with his family when he was 13 years old. He played football and participated in track before graduating from L.H.S. in 1952.
He married the love of his life, Charlotte M. Thomas on August 10, 1952 before deploying to Korea to serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. They would have three children before settling into the home they built themselves with the help of family and friends in Kickapoo Township.  
Lowell was a Union sheet metal worker before going to work for the United States Federal Penitentiary. He retired after 20 years of service. He loved fishing, nature, and caring for his family. No bird went hungry in Kickapoo and no one walked out his door without a warm farewell and instructions to “be careful.”
He is survived by the wife he adored Charlotte (Thomas) Appleby, his children; Wade (Brenda) Appleby, Gwen (Richard) Ernzen, Todd (Kevin) Appleby; grandchildren, Christy (Adrian), Stephanie (Justin), Jacob (Kari), Anna (Spencer), Evelyn, and Meagan; and nine GREAT-grandchildren. His fun-loving spirit will be greatly missed.
The family would like to express our appreciation for the dignity, love, and care provided to Lowell by the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital and his home caretakers Candice, Melissa, and Levena.
A visitation and service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Leavenworth, Kansas Sunday, October 8, 2017. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a celebration of Lowell’s life beginning at 3 p.m.  Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church and School or Kid’s Connection.