Obit: Opelt, Jerry (1947 - 2011)
Surnames: Opelt, Langreck, Tresemer, Kreitlow, Eisentraut, Herbel, Gurney
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 07/02/2011
Opelt, Jerry (30 AUG 1947 - 30 JUN 2011)
Jerry Opelt, 63, of Neillsville died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital.
Gerald Robert Opelt was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Neillsville, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Langreck) Opelt. He attended Neillsville public schools and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1966. On March 7, 1968, he was united in marriage to Carol J. Tresemer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. They purchased the Paul Jacobs farm in the town of Weston, and Jerry farmed there for his entire adult life.
Jerry enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and giving his grandchildren tractor and 4-wheeler rides.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; four children, Brad Opelt of Neillsville, Denise (Russ) Burr of Marshfield, Chad Opelt of Neillsville and Ryan (Sunni) Opelt of Neillsville; and five grandchildren, Derek Kreitlow, Dalaney Opelt and Bella, Paris and Boden Opelt. Jerry also is survived by his father, Robert Opelt of Neillsville; seven siblings, Pat (David) Eisentraut of Neillsville, Kathy (Don) Herbel of Green Bay, Dennis (Jean) Opelt of DePere, Janet Gurney of Neillsville, Tom Opelt of Neillsville, Wayne (Connie) Opelt of Neillsville and Larry (Tina) Opelt of Neillsville; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Opelt, in 2008.
A memorial service for Jerry will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2011, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Jerry's family with funeral arrangements.
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