HARLAN HARRISON APPLEBY, 95, of Arthur, IL passed away at 11:44 P.M. on Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Harlan was born on August 30, 1919 in Delhi, IA. He was a son of Walter and Maude Myrtle (Shepherd) Appleby. He graduated from Delhi High School in 1936 and was a 4 year letterman in baseball and basketball. He married LaVerne Pauline Guess on April 20, 1941 in Manchester, IA.
He worked as a dairy farmer then beef farmer until he retired in 1979.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, refinishing furniture, baseball and spending time with family and friends.
Harlan is survived by his wife of 73 years, LaVerne P. Appleby; one son, Terry Appleby and his wife Mildred of Sullivan, IL; two grandchildren, Ronni Bayes and her husband Tom of Sullivan, IL, and Harlan Alvin Appleby and his wife Denise of Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia; three great-grandchildren, Holli and TJ Bayes and Mahalia Appleby and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald Appleby.
Harlan was an active member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Arthur, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Zion United Church of Christ, 701 N CR 250 E in rural Arthur, IL. Rev. Dennis Hanner will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Memorial may be made to the Zion United Church of Christ.