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Delores J Opelt

November 26, 1930 — April 1, 2013

Delores June Opelt, age 82, of Granton, WI passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI after a battle with pneumonia and POCD.Delores was born on November 26, 1930 to Wayne and Marion (Bremer) Bush in Neillsville, WI. Her dad was a truck driver so they moved throughout Wisconsin during her childhood years. She was united in marriage to Arnold J. Opelt on January 17, 1948 and had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They lived in the town of Levis and farmed with her in-laws, Carl and Millie Opelt for a couple of years and then moved to Wisconsin Rapids where Arnie worked at the Paper Mill and Delores was a homemaker caring for their first two children. Then in 1952 they moved back closer to family and bought a farm in Granton and farmed for 15 years. They still reside there today. They retired from farming and both took jobs working for Wick Builders in Marshfield, WI. Delores retired in 1983 from Wick, but never retired from helping her children. She loved feeding us and even though she never ate Oyster Stew she loved to prepare it and enjoyed watching us eat it and tease each other that someone was eating more than their share. Whenever we needed help she was always there willing and able to lend a hand or give advice. Delores was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.She will be deeply missed by her husband, Arnie, her mother, Marion Bush of Neillsville her children, Roger (Jeanie) Opelt of Chili, Carol (Rick Kerby) Gurney of Waukesha, Brad (Darlene) Opelt of Granton, Dean (Lori) Opelt of Hudson, Terry (Diane) Opelt and Pam (Keith) Eibergen both of Granton. Delores is further survived by her most precious gifts of 16 Grandchildren and spouses and 22 Great Grandchildren. She will also be missed by her surviving siblings, Donna Bush of Florida, Duane (Joann) Bush of Mosinee, Denny (Joyce) Bush of Marshfield, Dixie (Fritz) Hediger of Neillsville and Danny Bush of Altoona. Delores was preceded in death by her beloved father, Wayne Bush, a brother-in-law, Gene Gault, a son-in-law, Jerome Gurney, a grandchild, Derek Opelt and one great grandchild, Tyler Tessman.A private family gathering will be held at a later date.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Delores's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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