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Donna Jean Appleman

Jan 09, 1950 - Jan 17, 2023

Donna Jean Appleman, 73, Oconto Falls, went to her Lord on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2023 at home, surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born January 9, 1950 in Monroe, WI to Chester and Bertha (Cleaveland-Kopplin) Lewis.  Donna grew up in Brodhead where she attended school, later graduating from Blackhawk Technical College with a business degree.  She married Joseph Kundert and they had a son Daniel.

On November 18, 2006 she married Stephen Appleman in Hawaii.  The couple lived in Monroe before moving to Oconto Falls 22 years ago.  Together, they enjoyed traveling to European Countries, taking tropical vacations and cruises.  As an avid camper and boater, Donna enjoyed socializing with all people and becoming fast friends, especially in Door County.  She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Stiles.

Survivors are her husband, Stephen Appleman, Oconto Falls; one son, Daniel (Valarie) Kundert, Oconto Falls; three grandchildren, Christian, Daniel Jr. and Naomi Kundert; one sister, Beverly (Darrell) Pelikan, SC; special aunt, Anna Miller, Albany, WI; special uncle, Robert Cleaveland, Freeport, IL; special cousin, Teresa Crawford, CA; brother-in-law, Ronald (Kathy Shupe) Appleman, Marshfield; nephew, Capt. Brad (Nicole) Appleman, US Navy, Italy; special friend, Rosalie Clark, Brodhead; her three kitties, Kallie, Susie and Snowball; many cousins and area friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, Evan and Nellie Appleman.

Visitation will held after 10:00 AM Thursday, January 26, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Stiles until the time of service.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating.  Burial will take place 11:00 AM Monday, January 30, 2023 in Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead, WI.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Unity Hospice, 2366 Oak Ridge Circle, DePere, WI  54115.  The Appleman family would like to thank the outstanding staff of Unity Hospice, especially Amanda, Ashley, Cheryl and Nicole.


Thursday Jan 26, 2023, after 10:00 AM until time of service at St. Patrick's Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Thursday Jan 26, 2023, 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church [map]


Monday Jan 30, 2023, 11:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery [map]

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