Otto F. Apel, Jr., passed away on Nov. 9. Dr. Apel was the father of Cindy Womack and owned, bred, and showed walking horses for over 30 years. In the 1970s, Dr. Apel and his horse Goldfinger claimed the Amateur World Championship.

In addition to daughter Cindy, Dr. Apel is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joan and five other children, Barney and Patrick Apel, Cathy James, Jody Andre, and Paul Andre.