Edward F. Opdahl
1928 - 2021
BORN
March 22, 1928
DIED
February 19, 2021

Edward F. Opdahl

Edward F. Opdahl, 92, of La Crosse died Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at the Hillview Health Care Center. He was born March 22, 1928, in La Crosse, to Harry Le Roy and Gertrude (Merfeld) Opdahl. He married Carol J. Lawrence, May 20, 1950, in St. John's Catholic Church, La Crosse. Ed had worked at La Crosse Plumbing Supply for many years. Ed and Carol were also foster parents to over 50 babies. Ed enjoyed gardening and working out in the garage.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Pervin and Linda Hackbart; three grandchildren, Angi (Chris) Vail, Jennifer Pervin, and Ryan Pervin; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Kaden Vail; and two sisters, Virginia Juen and Mary Havlik. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; a son, Steven; an infant grandson; a brother, Kenneth; three sisters, Therese Kuschel, Carol Haville, and Rita Dingeldein; and a son-in-law, Theodore Pervin.

A private family service will be held at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation services of La Crosse. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.


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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Feb. 21, 2021.
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We will miss Uncle Ed. He was a great uncle to us and a good brother to our mom. Our mom will miss all the fun conversations they had with Aunt Mary and Aunt Carol. Prayers and hugs. Wendy ( Juen) Christofferson and Lisa (Juen) Bekkum and families, and Virginia Juen.
Wendy Christofferson
Family
February 27, 2021
Picture from a visit to our house Dec. 18, 2004
Roy Havlik
February 23, 2021
I have and treasure many fond memories of Uncle Ed. Ed was the mildest and kindest man I have ever known. I remember he always liked to listen to AM radio in car, garden and cookout on the grill. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. Ed now your time has come to rest and reunite with the love of your life--Crazy Carol! Cousins, I feel your loss and know your pain. Try to be thankful for the time we had with Ed and Carol.
Roy Havlik
February 23, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss. Ed had a very full life. He was lucky to have two great daughters to look over him in his final years!
Tom and Karen Haville
February 23, 2021
Dear family of Ed, As part of the Finn family I would like to extend my sympathy to all. Ed was an Aquinas classmate of mine and I spoke to him a few months ago, talking mostly about the Hagar st. Neighbors. I was the wife of Don “Porky” Finn who passed away several months ago, who lived in the neighborhood for many years. I believe they may have been related through marriage of grandmother.
Anyway, my prayers and sympathy at the loss of a good man, father, all the way to great grandfather. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you as you grieve his loss. Prayerfully, Marilyn Finn
Marilyn Finn
Friend
February 22, 2021
So very sorry for our loss! Eddie was a great guy. I worked with him at La Crosse Plumbing Supply and would see him a few times grocery shopping at Woodman's.
Lana Parker
February 22, 2021
So sad to hear of your Dad´s passing .He was a wonderful man.I don´t know of too many 90 year old men that still were climbing. But Ed did!Rest In PeaceEd.
Sue and Jerry Swim
February 21, 2021