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Charles L Appelman

April 10, 1940 ~ May 6, 2022 (age 82)


Charles L. Appelman, 82, of Litchfield, a former resident of Normal, IL passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5:28 P.M. at his residence in Litchfield, IL.

He was born on April 10, 1940 in Hawkeye, Iowa, a son of the late Lewis and Agnes (Winter) Appelman.

Charles graduated from Hawkeye High School with the class of 1957 and went on to obtain his Bachelors of Art Degree from Iowa State Teachers College in Library and Information Science. He was the director of the Informational Media Center (IMC) for the unit 5 school district in Bloomington, IL.

Charles was an avid reader; there probably wasn’t a book he didn’t read. He also collected coins, die cast cars, Coca Cola collectibles from bears to music boxes, and enjoyed sports especially the Minnesota   Vikings. He liked food and fishing.

Charles is survived by his:

Sons,   Ron Cooper of Normal, IL & Tony (Kim Stewart) Pellhum of Litchfield, IL

Grandchildren,  Laura Cooper, Kathleen Cooper, Taylor Ward, Kaylee Pellhum, Karlie (Adam) Moore & Coltan Wicker

6 great-grandchildren

Brother,  Thomas (Becky) Appelman

Sister,      Dorothy (Nick) Steinlage

Sister-in-law,  Judy Appelman

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Daryl Appelman

Mass of Christian Burial will be said Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield, IL. Rev. Dan Willenborg will preside. Visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church - 410 South State St. Litchfield, IL.  Burial will be in the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the family of Charles Appelman.

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May 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church (South State St. Litchfield, IL)

Mass of Christian Burial
May 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church (South State St. Litchfield, IL)

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