Douglas S. Appelman (1937 - 2013)

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  • "Our deepest sympathy to Doug's family"
    - Terry & Danice Cummings
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INDEPENDENCE – Douglas S. Appelman, 75 years old, of Independence, formerly of Clermont, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, at ABCM Rehab Independence-West, in Independence. He was born on Sept. 5, 1937, in West Union, the son of Franz and Joyce (Henderson) Appelman. He graduated from high school in Clermont, with the Class of 1955. He then served in the U.S. Air Force. Following his military commitment, he briefly attended Iowa State University in Ames, before returning home to farm. On June 26, 1966, Doug married Margie Lois Swenson at the West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont. Doug and Margie were the fourth generation to farm the "Evergreen Farm," which was in the Appelman family since 1854. Doug retired from farming in 1999. He and Margie moved to Independence in 2009.
Doug was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Union. He was formerly active on several church boards. He served as a township trustee, and was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Fayette County Pork Producers. He loved his family, farming, and animals.
Mr. Appelman is survived by Margie, his wife of 46 years, three daughters, Sarah (Ed) Derr of Springfield, Mo., Amy (Scott) Pottebaum of Adel, and Laura (Mark) Blaker of Independence, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Dave (Marilyn) Appelman of Lewisburg, Tenn., and one sister, Barbara (Streeter) Shining of Rapid City, S.D., and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Jesup Bible Fellowship in Jesup, with Pastor Matt Perez officiating. At a later date, his cremated remains will be buried at God's Acres in Clermont.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call for visitation from until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 18 to Feb. 9, 2013