Mr. Applegate farmed in the
Atlanta area his entire life.
He was born Oct. 18, 1958, in Lincoln, a son of
John and Marian Westerinen Applegate.
He is survived by his parents, of Atlanta; one
brother, David Applegate of McLean; one sister,
Linda Applegate of Bruce Crossing, Mich.; three
sons, Lance Cpl. Aron Applegate, serving with the
U.S. Marine Corps, Nathan Applegate of Lincoln and
Evan Applegate of Lincoln; and several aunts, uncles
Eric was an avid gardener and chef. He enjoyed
sharing his vegetables and cooking for his family
and friends. He was also an accomplished landscaper.
Eric enjoyed spending time at his grandmother's
house in Bruce Crossing, Mich., a place special to
him since childhood. He also enjoyed vacationing at
a family cottage on Lake Gogebic with his extended
family. He enjoyed the natural beauty of the Upper
Peninsula, a place he truly loved. He enjoyed
snowmobiling, sightseeing and fishing.
He graduated from Olympia High School in 1976.
Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad
or the building fund at the Hopedale Medical
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