Opsund, Rose Ann (Fillipi) (1916-2010)

Rose Opsund, 94, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Thief River Care Center, Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend Ale Tulu officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Warren, MN.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5-7 PM, at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be one hour prior to funeral service at the church on Thursday.

Rose Ann Fillipi was born April 19, 1916, in the family home in rural Warren, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Piker) Fillipi. She attended Boxville Washington Country School in rural Warren. She was baptized and confirmed at the Presbyterian Church in Tabor, MN.

On October 28, 1933, Rose was united in marriage to Eddie Opsund in Alvarado, MN by Reverend Peterson. They lived in Warren for several years. While they lived in Warren, she worked as a clerk in a grocery store, a bookkeeper at the Creamory, a bookkeeper at Wages Motors, and clerk in the Treasurer’s office in the Warren Court House. They moved to Thief River Falls in the late 1960’s. The couple purchased a grocery store on First Street and Pennington Avenue and operated that until 1972. Rose then worked at Floyd Hallan’s appliance and then at the Heritage Center.

Rose was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls and was active in the Zion Women’s Group. She enjoyed watching “The Price Is Right” and visiting with friends.

Rose is survived by two daughters: Darlene (Art) Hinrichs of Thief River Falls, MN, Bonnie (Art) DeMeyere of Fridley, 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 Harvey, ND, Art L. Hinrichs of East Grand Forks, MN and Kim (John) Crowley III. of East Grand Forks, MN, 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, and a sister in law Ardith Fillipi of East Grand Forks, MN, and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Eddie in 2007, one son, Richard Opsund in 1966, her parents, 3 sisters: Henrietta Knutson, Emily Anderson, and Mayme Fillipi; 5 brothers, Arthur, Henry, Ernest, Raymond and Robert Fillipi.

Johnson Funeral Service

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky