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Jerry Robert Opelt

August 30, 1947 — June 30, 2011

Jerry Opelt, age 63, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.Gerald Robert Opelt was born on August 30, 1947 in Neillsville, WI the son of Robert and Dorothy (Langreck) Opelt. He attended Neillsville public schools and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1966. On March 7, 1968 he was united in marriage to Carol J. Tresemer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. They purchased the Paul Jacobs farm in the Town of Weston and Jerry farmed there for his entire adult life.Jerry enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and giving his grandchildren tractor and 4-wheeler rides.He is survived by his wife, Carol, four children, Brad Opelt of Neillsville, Denise (Russ) Burr of Marshfield, WI, Chad Opelt of Neillsville and Ryan (Sunni) Opelt of Neillsville, five grandchildren, Derek Kreitlow, Dalaney Opelt and Bella, Paris and Boden Opelt. Jerry is also survived by his father, Robert Opelt of Neillsville, seven siblings, Pat (David) Eisentraut of Neillsville, Kathy (Don) Herbel of Green Bay, WI, Dennis (Jean) Opelt of DePere, WI, Janet Gurney of Neillsville, Tom Opelt of Neillsville, Wayne (Connie) Opelt of Neillsville and Larry (Tina) Opelt of Neillsville and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Opelt in 2008.A Memorial Service for Jerry will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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