Appleget, John William
John William Appleget was born Aug. 20, 1929, near Ollie, Iowa, the son of Dallas Dale and Clarys Eloise (Moore) Appleget. He graduated from Sigourney High School and attended Iowa State University in Ames. John served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954, he was an Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force. John was united in marriage to Mary Serena Beach on Nov. 1, 1953, in Sigourney, Iowa. The couple lived in Seneca, Ill., while John worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. as a machinist for 32 years. After John’s retirement the couple moved to Williamsburg in 1994. He was an active member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Williamsburg and enjoyed woodworking. He was a good, hard working man. John died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City at the age of 83 years.
John is survived by his wife, Mary of Williamsburg; two sons, Charles (Danita) Appleget of Joliet, Ill. and Roy (Deborah) Appleget of Fairfield; four grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren; and a brother James Appleget of Mitchellville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary Charlene Appleget; and a brother; Paul Appleget.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Williamsburg. The Rev. James Parks will officiate. Burial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Powell Funeral Home, Williamsburg.
A general memorial fund has been established.
Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.
Published in The Gazette Jan. 16, 2013.