Violet Oppedal, 1923-2019
Violet Mavis Lorraine Oppedal, 96, of Lake Mills died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Lake Mills Care Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eden Township, Winnebago County. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. The Rev. Bob Stover will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Bricelyn is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.
Violet Mavis Lorraine was born April 1, 1923, in Winnebago County, the daughter of David and Alma (Johnson) Olson. She graduated from Kiester High School and attended Waldorf College in Forest City.
Violet married Einar Oppedal on March 31, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a farm wife and mother to four children. After the kids were out of school, Violet worked at Kiester Hardware and Viking Variety Clothing in Kiester. She was a very active member at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Violet is survived by her son, Gary (Jodi) Oppedal, of Hartland; grandson, Erik (wife, Sarah) Oppedal, of Blue Earth; granddaughters Jade (husband, Steve) Deuens of Hartland and Jasmine (husband, Jeff) Hanson of Minneapolis; six great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Einar; sons Ivan and David Oppedal; and daughter, Linda Oppedal.