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Donald Applen


Fri, Jan 31st, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Donald Applen, 78, of Denver, Colo. formerly of the Harmony area, died Jan. 24, 2003 at Denver Hospice.

Born Sept. 18, 1924, in Harmony, he grew up in Granger and graduated from Harmony High School in 1942. During World War II, he served with the Army in Europe. After his discharge, he attended a business school and the University of Minnesota. He worked for Phillips Petroleum until moving to Denver in 1956 and then was employed by Ford Motor Co. until his retirement. On Dec. 26, 1959, he married Gisela Hehl of Schomberg, Germany.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda (Don) Delmendo of Denver and Lisa Lucero of Louisville, Colo.; and a granddaughter; a sister, Junetta (Stanley) Fishbaugher of Harmony; and three brothers, Charles of Costa Mesa, Calif., Allen (Vernell) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Orrin (Joy) of Longmont, Colo. A sister preceded him in death.

The funeral for Donald Applen was Jan. 28, 2003 in Denver, Colo. Burial was in Logan National Cemetery with military graveside rites.

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