Charles Appleman

February 4, 1955 ~ November 26, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Charles Appleman Obituary

Charles M. Appelman was called home on November 26, 2023 at his home in Kentucky. He was born to Beulah and Raymond Appelman on February 4,1955, He spent most of his life in Catlin Illinois, attended Catlin High School and graduated in 1973. He married Marla J. Johnson on Nov. 9,1974 and they had 5 children. He later married Paula Homan on April 30,1994. Together they had 1 child and he raised 2 stepchildren.

He worked at Quaker Oats/PepsiCo for 35 years, retiring in 2017. In his free time, he enjoyed watching football, fishing, shooting pool, and playing poker with his kids, grandkids, and close friends.

Charles (Chuck) will forever be remembered as a stubborn man with a big heart who loved to joke and hassle everyone he met. A man who would do anything for those he loved. He will always be remembered as a racecar driver who never made it. He created years of memories over the 4th of July, New Years, and Thanksgiving which usually ended with him taking all the kids’ money in poker.

He leaves behind eight surviving children: Rebecca Marcinko (Mark), Brian Appelman (Bobbi Jo),

Jason Appelman (Sara), William Appelman (Genie), Tyrone Homan (Amber), Ashley Elliott, Yanci Luke, (Brandon) Trever Appelman (Ashlyn).

GRANDCHILDREN (listed in order of parents)

Austin Marcinko, Courtney Marcinko, Cody Marcinko, Justin Appelman, Mariah Appelman, Blaton Appelman, Joey Appelman, Alabama Appelman, Samantha Radienne, Grace Fencher, Skylar Appelman,

Ariana Appelman, Landon Appelman, Cameron Miller, Liam Appelman, Brooke Appelman, Logan Appelman, Cooper Appelman, Keeley Buhoveckey, Gavin Holmes, Loralai Homan, Bryce Tucker, Nathen Tucker, Madison Tucker, Peyton Tucker, Christopher Johnson, Vance Johnson, and Brayden Luke.


 Zion Appelman, Zionna Appelman, Jayce Boothe, Jacob Tucker, Parker and Paislee.

One nephew, Michael (Milo) Lockheart, one great niece Ciera Lockheart and one great-great niece.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Two brothers, Wallace Ottis and Raymond Howard, one sister, Fern Lockheart, and two grandchildren, Brittney Appelman, Tina Jo Fehr and his dear friend Robert Walker.

  He leaves behind special Friends: Jerry Holmes (Paula), Randy Davis (Cindy), and Bill Pitlik Jr. (Cindy), Linda Poeppel, Rita Walker, Richard Lappin, and son from another mother, Paul Williams (Beatrice). Tamara Appelman, Corrie Hardin, Cherri Morlan, Melissa Contreras, Ryan Tucker, Brandon Alton, Lee Walters, Aimee Ritchey, Brandon Fox, and many others whom he thought of as his children.

Visitation will be held on Friday December 1, 2023 11am-1pm with a service at 1pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, 200 E West St Georgetown, Illinois 61846 Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola, Illinois. Please join Chuck’s family in sharing memories on his tribute wall at

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December 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846

Funeral Service
December 1, 2023

1:00 PM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846


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