Constance G. "Connie" Oppel
1924 - 2020
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CONSTANCE G. OPPEL
March 21, 1924 ˜ June 7, 2020

Connie passed away peacefully at home the morning of Sunday, June 7th, at the age of 96. She was born in Baudette, MN, and lived in Williams, MN, until she left for the University of Minnesota after graduating from high school. She majored in Early Childhood Education, and thus began her career as a teacher. Most of her career was spent teaching kindergarten with the Vancouver School District (1968-1988) at Peter S. Ogden Elementary and Lake Shore Elementary.
Her hobbies included traveling, time with friends, cooking, reading, walking, service to her church, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren.
We are sad she is gone, but now she is reunited with her son Jim who preceded her in death in 1970, and is survived by her other three children; Debby Campbell, Marcie Ramberg, and Tim Oppel, as well as her four grandchildren and the light of her life during the last year - her 1st great-granddaughter.
Please email her daughter Marcie at marcie.ramberg@yahoo.com if you would like to be notified of her TBD service.
Donations in her name can be made online to the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (https://foundationforvps.org/)
Please sign her guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 13, 2020
My daughter Denise Floyd had Mrs. Oppel as her teacher at Peter S Ogden and dearly loved her. Denise was always excited to go to school just because she enjoyed school so well and that was because of Mrs. Oppel. Denise is gone now but theyre probably talking over and laughing about the old class times. My condolences to the family.
Ludeen Floyd
Student
July 11, 2020
Connie taught my son in first and second grade at Lake Shore. She was wonderful. I particularly remember her taking time to talk with the class about a little girl whose dad had lost his job. Things were tight and this little girl didn't get a fancy birthday cake from a store. Hers was homemade and she was very sad. How kind of Connie and such a great way to teach a lesson in love. My son is 42 years old now and remembers Connie as one of his favorite teachers. Rest in peace, Connie.
Linda Fuhrman Spolar
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