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James Opper

James R. Opper

James R. Opper, 60, Birnamwood, died on Friday, July 19, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House.

He was born on September 13, 1952 in Wausau, the son of the late Edward Opper and Adeline (Stoltz) Opper of Birnamwood. On August 5, 1972, James was united in marriage to Barbara Breyer in Antigo. She survives.

James worked at Marathon Electric for 40 years until his retirement. He enjoyed working on race cars, hunting and fishing. Most important to James was the time spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; mother, Adeline; three children, Jamie (Donna) Opper, Weston, Jenny Opper and Janell Opper, both of Birnamwood; four siblings, Arlene (Orville) Henderson and Delores Wood, all of Birnamwood, Richard (Karen) Opper, Antigo and Linda Opper, Birnamwood. James was preceded in death by his father, Edward and a brother, David.

A Memorial service will be held at 6PM on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Fr. Anthony Ibekwe will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4PM until the time of service at the funeral home. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com

Funeral Home

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home
445 Main Street Birnamwood, WI 54414
(715) 449-2688

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on July 21, 2013
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