Clarence Appleget, age 82, of Sigourney, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, surrounded by his family. Memorial mass was held Nov. 8 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney with Rev. Charles Fladung officiating. Military rites by American Legion Post #19 and Lacey Kerr V.F.W. Post #2308 followed the service.
Clarence was born on March 29, 1931, to Myrl and Ethel (Hollingsworth) Appleget at their home in Lancaster Township, Sigourney. A graduate of Sigourney High School in 1949, Clarence served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Yokohama before returning to Sigourney to marry Rosemary Weber at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in 1957.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #19 and Lacey Kerr V.F.W. Post #2308. Clarence is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Sigourney, daughter Susan (Gerald) Hurst of Winterset, sons Michael (Cheryl) of Oskaloosa, Mark (Eileen) of Danville, Calif., Daniel (Beckie) of Sigourney, and daughter Ann Hickcox of Lenexa, Kan., as well as 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. Clarence is also survived by his siblings Dean (Jean) Appleget and Verna Edmundson of Sigourney, Rex (Barbara) Appleget of Shueyville, and Ruth (John) Deitrich of Bettendorf.
A memorial fund has been established for Keokuk County Hospice Foundation or St. Mary’s Church in Sigourney. Condolences may be emailed at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.