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Donald Opp

Donald Opp

Donald Paul Opp, 89, of Morris, formerly of the Appleton area, died Wednesday, June 4th, at Skyview Court in Morris. Funeral services were Saturday, June 7th at First United Methodist Church in Appleton, officiated by Pastor Barb McKewin. Burial followed at the Appleton City Cemetery.

Donald was born June 21, 1924 on the family farm in Hegbert Township, the son of Alfred & Ella (Menge) Opp. He graduated from Appleton High School, Class of 1942. Donald married the love of his life, Marion Elaine Osterman, October 6, 1949 in Hancock, MN. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage and raised three wonderful children: Diane, Ron, and Joyce.

His occupation was farming. He and Marion farmed by Appleton for many years. In later years they moved to Morris. Donald was a member of the Methodist Church in Appleton & Morris. He served on the Shible Township board.

Donald enjoyed playing cards, using his computer, riding around the countryside, fishing, reading, gardening, and visiting with friends & family, including family in Germany. He loved to laugh & tell stories. Donald was a very kind and gentle soul who willingly accepted change. He enjoyed learning new things, including Facebook.

He is survived by his daughters: Diane (Dave) Samuelson of Maplewood, Joyce (Jim) Horton of Carnation, WA; daughter-in-law, Barb Leuthe of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren: LeeAnn Samuelson, Aaron Samuelson, Andrew (Kelly ) Opp, Tim Horton; 1 step-grandchild, Caitlin (Dan) Marty; 2 great-grandchildren: Kyndra Davis, Andrew R. Opp; 3 step-great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Kirchknopf, Isaac & Sawyer Marty; 3 sisters-in-law: Donna Opp of Minneapolis, Carol (Art) Durkee of Morris, Norma Osterman of Morris; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Donald is preceded in death by his wife, Marion in 2007; his son, Ron, in 1987; parents, Alfred and Ella Opp; brother: Herbert; sisters: Lillian Wendland, Margaret Pritchard.

Memorials may be made to either Lakeland Hospice or University of Minnesota's Horticultural Gardens in Morris.

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