Wilma Applebee

Applebee, Wilma A.

Wilma A. Applebee age 88, of 1350 River Run Dr., Wisconsin Rapids, formerly of Nekoosa, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Wisconsin Rapids Care Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM. Thursday at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa. Rev. Micah Schlobohm will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM. until 1 PM. Thursday. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.

Wilma was born April 20, 1924 in Plainfield to Samuel and Effie (Runnells) Holden. She married Harrell Applebee on December 12, 1942 in Adams. He died June 23, 1996. Wilma was employed as a cook at Strawberry Lane Medical and Rehabilitation Center for 32 years. She was a longtime member of the Nekoosa United Church of Christ.

She is survived by five children, Harrell (Vicky) Applebee of Kellner, Pat (Ken) Lewis of Wisconsin Rapids, Cheryl (Greg) Owen of Nekoosa, Randy (Jodi) Applebee of Wisconsin Rapids, and Bruce Applebee of Wisconsin Rapids; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Vivian Felch of Nekoosa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, granddaughter Tricia, one grandson Ken and six siblings.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Nov. 14, 2012