Opsund, Eddie (1909-2007)

Eddie Opsund, 97, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend Ale Tulu officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Warren, MN.

Visitation will be from noon to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

Eddie Opsund was born on November 13, 1909 in Warren, MN, the son of Aslak and Annie (Myrfield) Opsund. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Warren and also attended school in Warren.

Eddie was united in marriage to Rose Fillipi on October 28, 1933 in Alvarado, MN. The couple made their home in Warren, MN. Eddie worked for Engelstad Dairy for two years, delivering milk, and Pioneer Land and Loan Company. He then went to work for Ireland’s Lumber Yard in Warren and was employed there for 30 years. The couple moved to Thief River Falls in 1967 and purchased the Convenience Store on 3rd Street and operated it until 1972. Eddie also worked for Oakland Park Nursing Home for seven years.

Eddie is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls and a former member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Warren. He is also a member of the Eagles in Thief River Falls. He enjoyed fishing, making crafts and furniture and loved spending time with family.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Rose of Thief River Falls, MN; two daughters: Bonnie (Art) DeMeyere of Fridley, MN and Darlene (Art) Hinrichs of Thief River Falls, MN; four grandsons: Jon (Julie) Peterson of Thief River Falls, MN, Brian (Kim) Peterson of Thief River Falls, MN, Ross (Sue) De Meyere of Minneapolis, MN and Jeff DeMeyere of Isanti, MN; four step grandchildren: Rod (Lisa) Hinrichs of Thief River Falls, MN, Terry (Barb) Hinrichs of Devils Lake, MN, Art L. (Rose) Hinrichs of East Grand Forks, MN and Kim (John) Crowley of Lowell, MA; six great grandchildren: Lisa and Maggie Peterson, Lee Peterson, Zak and Erik DeMeyere and Brianna DeMeyere; nine step great grandchildren: Nathan, Jenna and Lydia Hinrichs, Andrea, Ashley and Adam Hinrichs, J. C. and Casey Crowley and Joe Lofquist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard Opsund; brothers, Oscar Opsund and Art Lohner; and one sister, Agnes Johnson.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky