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Laura Opatz

August 26, 1940 — October 17, 2022

Little Falls

 

Laura Opatz, 82-year-old resident of Little Falls, died on October 17 at the Fair Oaks Lodge nursing home in Wadena. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 20 at 11:00 AM at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls with Father David Maciej officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

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Laura was born August 26, 1940, to LeRoy Sr. and Dorothy (Fussy) Swanson in Two Rivers Township, Morrison County, Minnesota. She attended District #59 Country School and graduated in 1958. She was united in marriage to Edward Opatz. Laura worked at a bank in Reno, NV and at Fingerhut in St. Cloud. Throughout her life she lived in Reno, NV; Cody, WY; Brainerd and Little Falls. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, and playing cards - especially smear and wild rummy.

Laura is survived by her brother, LeRoy Jr. “Sonny” (Diane) Swanson of Pierz; brother-in-law, Stanley Czech of St. Cloud; brother-in-law, Clarence Maciej of Elmdale and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; spouse; siblings, Bernetta Czech, Lois Maciej, and Leslie Swanson.

 

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Laura.

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Visitation

Thursday, October 20, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service-Little Falls

900 First St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 20, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service-Little Falls

900 First St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Burial

Thursday, October 20, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery

15550 MN-115, Little Falls, MN 56345

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