Donald Craig Appellof, age 76, has had a change of address, having passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on April 28, 2013.
Don was born in Chicago, to Eric and Alice (Craig) Appellof on April 22, 1937. As a child Don was invited to a Bible Club and there met his best friend whose name is Jesus Christ.
As a young man Don became a skilled electrician working for R.R. Donnelley and Sons in Willard for over 40 years. After retiring Don continued to help all who asked. He was also a student of the Word of God and taught it with great skill. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 29 1/2 years, Mary (Morrow) Appellof, whom he married Nov. 19, 1983; his six children and their spouses, Sharon and Ron Yamane, Sue and Dan Macke, Paul Appellof, David and Missy Appellof, Daniel and Elizabeth Appellof, and Donnamarie and Kaleb Packer; two step children and their spouses, Adam and Kelly Wyandt, and Michele and Doug Mayton; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Secor Funeral Home, Willard. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m., Rev. Steve Sickel officiating. Burial will take place on Friday, May 2, at Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park, Ill.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Willard Hope Center.
Condolences can be made at secorfuneralhomes.com.