Michael Applegate, 60 year old resident of Bowlus, MN died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 12 at his home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 A.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the funeral home. The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Michael Thomas Applegate was born July 5, 1956 in Saint Cloud to James and Wilhelmina (Dirschel) Applegate. He grew up in Saint Cloud and attended St. Marys and St. Cloud Tech High. After high school he entered the United States Navy and served his country. He received an honorable discharge from the United State Navy and returned to Minnesota. He made his home in Bowlus, where he enjoyed tinkering in his garage. Michael could make use of anything that he found, he was always willing to try a new invention. He treasured his time spent on his motorcycle. His family will always remember his Goulash recipe.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Wilhelmina Billie Applegate of Sauk Rapids; significant other, Susan Olson of Bowlus; her children, Crystal Siltman of Rice,Kurt Olson of Colorado and five grandchildren; siblings, David (Pamela) Applegate of Saint Cloud, Patrick (Nancy) of Waite Park; Barbara (Paul) Lenzen of Saint Cloud, Kathleen Casey (Kevin) Kennedy of Saint Cloud, Nancy Applegate-Nakhleh of Falls Church, V.A.; special niece, Kiri Surma of Big Lake and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James David Applegate on October 21, 2011; infant sister, Barbara Ann.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family of Michael Applegate