John 'Tony' Appleman


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 6:57 pm
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John "Tony" Anthony Appleman, 52, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Moline, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3205 60th St., Moline. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. A private family rosary will be held at an earlier time. Cremation rites will follow and burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline American Legion Post No. 246 or to Alleman High School.
Tony was born on Aug. 4, 1960, in Amboy, Ill., the son of John "Jack" Alzaa and Julie Ann Morrissey Appleman. His senior year in college, he was president of The Student Body at S.I.U. He worked as a self-employed contractor and as security at the LSU games. Tony was a huge Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals fan and attended many Super Bowl games. He enjoyed playing golf as well as caddying for Jeff Sluman. Tony was a loyal friend and uncle who traveled the whole United States and lived life to the fullest.
Survivors include his parents, Jack and Julie Appleman, Moline; siblings, Judi Sunner, Moline, Jill (Chris Scott) Appleman, Moline, Jeff Appleman, Granger, Ind., Jerry (Amy) Appleman, Atlanta, Ga., Stacy (Luke) Appleman-Steen, Moline; nieces and nephews, John David, Ashley, Kayla, Morgan, Kim, Julie, Jackie, Jeffrey, Jamie, Jacob, Jared, Josie, Alex, Aaron, Peyton and Bentley.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim, and sister-in-law, Michele.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.







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