Nelson E. Applegate, 82, of Fillmore, IL died at 8:29 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

He was born January 18, 1931 in Chesterville, IL the son of James Floyd and Gladys Jean Applegate.  On June 3, 1956 he married Mary Hill in Ramsey, IL.  Mr. Applegate had been a coal miner, and a barber and retired from the Graham Correctional Center as the Barber Supervisor. 

Surviving are his wife Mary Applegate of Fillmore, IL; Daughter: Paula Applegate and fiancé Mike Holley of Watertown, TAN and a Son: Jean Applegate and wife Jodi of Nokomis.  There are 2 Grandchildren: Colby Applegate and Brenden Applegate.  Also Surviving is a sister: Lois Kohl of Mattoon.

In keeping with Nelson’s wishes he will be cremated.  Family and friends and invited for a time of remembrance on Monday, March 11 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Fillmore Baptist Church.

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