Obit: Opelt, Ada Ella (1912 - 1999)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Opelt, Wood, Galbreath, Gordon, Hohman

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Aug. 1999; Page 13

Opelt, Ada Ella (23 Feb. 1912 - 4 Aug. 1999)

Ada Opelt, age 87, of West Bend, Wis., formerly of Neillsville, Wis., died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999 at the Cedar Lake Health Care Center in West Bend.

Ada Ella Opelt was born on February 23, 1912 in the town of Washburn in Clark County, Wis., the daughter of John H. and Sarah E. (Wood) Galbreath. She received her education at the Irving School in the Town of Washburn. On December 19, 1931 Ada was united in marriage to Arthur M. Opelt in Neillsville, Wis. She farmed with her husband and for 55 years lived on the farm in the Town of Levis and retired there.

Later she moved to Neillsville until the past four years when she moved to Hartford, Wis. To live with her son. Ada was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her son, Floyd (Melecia) Opelt of Hartford, Wis., a stepson, Norman (Mary Ann) Opelt of Madison, Wis.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Genevieve Hohman of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and three brothers: Earl (Vera) Galbreath of Wisconsin Rapids, Bob (Millie) Galbreath of Neillsville, Wis., and Burl (Jean) Galbreath of Rockford, Ill. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents; four sisters; three brothers; and two half brothers.

Funeral services were held at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, Pastor James Gordon of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville officiated. Visitation was from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday at the Gesche Funeral Home. Interment was at the Neillsville City Cemetery in Neillsville, Wis.



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