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Opal Wahlstrom

August 10, 1927 — December 23, 2006

REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF...Opal was born August 10, 1927 to Oscar and Elsie (Oechsle) Rosengren in Fergus Falls, MN. She attended Fergus Falls High School and worked various jobs in Fergus Falls before her marriage. On December 14, 1956 she was united in marriage to Harold O. Wahlstrom in Pelican Rapids, MN. Opal spent almost her entire life working with nature and animals, helping her husband raise strawberries and raspberries at Wahlstrom Berry Farm in Maplewood Township near Pelican Rapids, and taking care of a number of pets. She was mother to Maureen (Bruce) Johnson of rural Pelican Rapids and Nancy (Jay T.) Olson of Fergus Falls, and grandmother to Taylor, Bailey and Connor Olson, all of Fergus Falls.Opal was a member of Central Lutheran Church. She made numerous friends from all over the country who came every year for strawberries and raspberries. She immensely enjoyed being outside, working with her hands, talking with everyone who came to their farm, reading and doing word puzzles. She loved her family very much and was so very proud of her grandsons. She was also proud of her German heritage and her work ethic. She was kind to animals and loved her cats, especially Dolly.Opal was a survivor, having lived during the depression, having fought cancer and other illnesses and rarely complaining about anything. She loved being on the farm and having her family with her. She will be greatly missed.Opal, age 79, a resident of rural Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2006, peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Opal was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, Clinton, Robert, Earl, LeRoy "Bud",Ruby, Pearl, and Ruth.Opal is survived by her husband of 50 years, Harold Wahlstrom, rural Pelican Rapids; daughters: Maureen (Bruce) Johnson of rural Pelican Rapids, and Nancy (Jay T.) Olson of Fergus Falls; grandsons: Taylor, Bailey and Connor Olson, all of Fergus Falls; brother-in-law, Kenneth Wahlstrom; numerous nieces and nephews; and a lot of friends.Blessed Be The Memory Of Opal Wahlstrom
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