Genevieve Elizabeth Opsal (02/06/1916 - 05/15/2011)

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    - Sherry Drury
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    - Bob & Christine Opsal
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Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home
1306 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA

Genevieve Elizabeth

Mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, and dear friend to many died peacefully at the age of 95 on May 15, 2011. She was born on February 6, 1916 in Lostwood, ND to Frank and Elizabeth Neumen and the family later moved to Williston, ND where she grew up, became a school teacher and met Clarence Opsal whom she married on July 20, 1940. She and her growing family moved to Spokane in 1951 where she established herself as the parent everyone admired, the homemaker few could ever hope to match and a person of good will to all. Her children and their friends fondly remember a seemingly endless supply of fresh homemade bread in the kitchen after coming home from school. But we remember her most for her unconditional love and acceptance which she gave to everyone in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Clarence; her parents; three brothers, Francis, Raymond and Kenneth; and her sister, Jean. She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, first born son, Jon (Sharon) Opsal; five daughters, Penny (Gerry) Scollard, Cheryl (Jerry) Wichterman, Susie (Jim) Lawrence, Kathy (Bob) Hoff, and Peggy (Mike) Caprye; and last born son, Rick (Denise) Opsal; two brothers, Dale and Ronald Neumen; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be missed more than words can express. We love you Mom! Genevieve was a member of St Luke Lutheran Church where the Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM. Viewing will be on Friday from 12 to 8 PM and Saturday from 9 to 11 AM at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to St Luke Lutheran Church, 9704 North Division, Spokane, WA 99218.


Published in Spokesman-Review from May 18 to May 19, 2011
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