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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
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Christopher Appicelli

Christopher "Chris" Appicelli

Sunday, November 11th, 1973 - Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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Christopher “Chris” Appicelli, age 47 of Manistee, passed away on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

He was born on November 11, 1973 in Manistee, son of Keith and Carole (Lemonnier) Appicelli. Chris attended Onekama Consolidated Elementary School and then attended Manistee High School where he graduated with the class of 1992.

Chris married Sharon Kott on August 26, 2006 in Onekama. He worked as a Tow Truck Operator for 30 years with his father and later became the owner/operator of Appicelli’s Towing/Recovery and Auto Repair.

He enjoyed tow trucks, four wheeling, riding around, being outdoors in the nature, camping, fishing, and socializing with family and friends.

Chris is survived by his wife, Sharon Appicelli of Manistee; parents, Keith and Carole Appicelli of Onekama; sister, Cathryn Needham of Petoskey; nephews, Connor and Chase Needham of Petoskey; father and mother-in-law, Harlan and Charlotte Kott of Manistee; aunts, Karen Lemonnier and Charron Richley; uncle, William Diesing; and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jonathon and Norma Lemonnier and Pete and Marion Appicelli; and uncle, Jonathan “Jack” Lemonnier.

Visitation for Chris will take place from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee.

The funeral mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama with Father Ruben Munoz celebrant. Burial will follow at Onekama Village Cemetery #2.

A memorial procession to honor Chris with tow trucks and flashing lights from the funeral home to the church on Wednesday morning will take place. If you would like to take part in the procession, please arrive at the funeral home beginning at 9:30AM, as we will leave for church at 10:15AM.

Social distancing and Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Memorial contributions in memory of Chris may be directed to either Homeward Bound or Repo’s Rescues. Please feel free to share a memory or photo with the family at

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -- Onekama
    8380 5th St
    ONEKAMA, MI 49675
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  • Interment

    Onekama Village Cemetery #2
    Erdman Road
    ONEKAMA, MI 49675
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    Burial will follow the funeral mass at Onekama Village Cemetery #2 on Erdman Road between Onekama and Bear Lake.


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Dan, Stacy, Bella and Jorie McGowan

Posted at 06:57pm
With love and fond memories of Chris, we offer our deepest sympathies to Aunt Sharon and the Appicelli Family.
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Posted at 06:56pm
Cousin Chris, you'll be forever in our hearts. Love, Lori, Jay, Tess and Lana
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Al and Crystal - Abrahamsons Towing

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Chris will be missed. Praying God wraps his arms of comfort around the family!
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Nancy Flynn Tinsley

Posted at 11:32pm
So sorry for your families loss Sharon. Gods peace, love and my prayers.
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