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Eleanor Opp

March 21, 1927 — September 21, 2020

Funeral Service for Eleanor Opp, 93, of Glen Ullin, will be 1:00 p.m., CT, Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1st Congregational UCC Church in Glen Ullin with Sherill Ungerecht officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Ullin Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.

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Eleanor passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin.

Eleanor was born March 21, 1927 to Christ and Katie (Verworn) Sayler. She was raised on the family farm. After country school, she worked for various families in the area until her marriage to Clinton Opp on August 14, 1949 at Bethany Congregational Church, which is now a part of the Glen Ullin Museum. The couple moved to a farm southwest of Glen Ullin and lived there until retiring to Glen Ullin. She enjoyed working with the elderly in her many years with Marian Manor Healthcare. She loved flowers. She had an abundance of geraniums and was always looking to get a cutting of something new. Spending time with her great-grandchildren gave her much joy. She looked forward to Sunday morning visits and coffee with them.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Sharon Shafer, Glen Ullin; grandchildren, Brian (Kim Egge) Shafer of Glen Ullin, Kayla (Brett) VerHelst of Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Izabelle, Caleb, and Hannah Shafer; sisters, Violet Fischer of Colorado Springs, CO, Erma Mayer of Dickinson, ND, Rose Huck of Citrus Heights, CA, Linda (Merle) Cowell of Kalispell, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton in 2004; son-in-law, Keith Shafer; her parents; brothers, Reinhardt, Wilbert, Walter, Edgar, Kenneth, Ervin, and Roy; sisters, Elsie Ulmer, Florence Sayler, Lorraine Riedlinger; and infant brothers Reuben, Raymond and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews.
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