Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 14 at 1:00 PM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 527 North Main Street, Lombard.
Private Interment for the immediate family will be held Friday, June 15 at Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma, Wisconsin.
Dan was born on December 15, 1959, in Oak Park, Illinois, the third of James and Mary (Holstein) Appelt’s four sons.
Dan was a dedicated Wisconsin Badger and Chicago Blackhawk fan, train enthusiast, and symphony orchestra patron. He had a love of four-wheeling in his Jeep through mud or snow, camping with family in all conditions, skeet shooting with the guys, was skilled on the ice and enjoyed time on his parent’s farm in Door County, Wisconsin. Dan had a large presence with a strong stature, always up for a spirited debate yet he was known for his grand bear hugs and his huge heart.
Dan graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1978. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a Bachelors degree in Soil Science. He began his environmental career as a Resource Conservationist at McHenry County Soil and Water Conservation District. His expertise served him well at Safety-Kleen Corporation where he worked for nearly 23 years in the field of environmental compliance with his most recent position as Director of Environmental Health and Safety Process Facility Compliance.
He leaves here on earth many family members and dear friends including: daughter, Elizabeth; parents, James and Mary; brothers Paul (Katherine), David and Thomas; loving and devoted partner of over 11 years, Pat Bartodziej, her children, Olivia and Jena, and extended family.