Richard "Dick" Baxter Appleget

May 25, 1935 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 86)


Richard “Dick” Baxter Appleget, 86 years of age, of Beatrice passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. He was born on May 25, 1935 in Beatrice to Millard D. and Neva F. (Huber) Appleget. Dick was raised in Beatrice where he received all his schooling. On June 12, 1960, Dick was united in marriage to Dorothy Benash in Beatrice. The couple spent their married life together in Beatrice except from 1969-1977 when they lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dick worked for the Board of Public Works in Beatrice for over 21 years before retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Eagle’s Club in Beatrice. Dick was known years ago for driving his airboat up and down the Big Blue River and enjoyed fishing, gardening, duck hunting and taxidermy. There is still an owl at the Beatrice Middle School that Dick taxidermized. In his retirement years, Dick loved sitting on his back deck and watching the comings and goings of his neighbors.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy of Beatrice; daughters: Lisa Edeal and husband Brad of Beatrice, Jenny Augenstein and husband Brian of Pullman, Washington; grandchildren, Ciera Kelch and husband Preston of Crete, Gabe, Izzy and Zoey Augenstein, all of Pullman, Washington, Tanner, Linnea, Emme and Zeb Edeal, all of Beatrice; great-grandsons, Bentley and Ayden Kelch, both of Crete; brother, Jon Appleget and wife Shirley of Fremont; sister, Mary Traubel of Gretna; brother-in-law, Les Finck of Dannebrog; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sally Finck; and brother-in-law, Wes Traubel.

Memorial Services will be held at 1 PM Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice with Pastor David Bigley officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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Memorial Service
February 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Harman - Wright Mortuary
623 Elk Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

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