Genevieve J. Opp | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

September 8, 1928 - October 12, 2020

Genevieve Joy Opp (Retzer) age 92, of Edina and Richfield MN, formerly of Ashley, ND, Aberdeen, SD, and Albert Lea, MN, passed away on October 12, 2020. Born Sept. 8, 1928 in McPherson Co., SD. Gen grew up on the family farm near Ashley and graduated from Ashley High School in 1946. Married Hilmer L. Opp Sept. 18, 1949. Gen was a proud homemaker, dedicating her life to her family and its activities. Gen was a woman of faith and deeply involved in the Presbyterian Church (Sunday School Teacher, Women's and Ruth Circle and a visiting Deacon). She was active in service clubs and organizations, (PTA, Cub and Boy Scouts, La Sertoma and the Jaycee-ettes). She was an avid reader, flower gardener and bridge player, but most of all she loved being a part of her children's activities.
Survived by sons, Steven, Brian and Charles (Beth); grandchildren, Randi (David) Mutnick, Christopher (Nicole) Opp, Jenna Opp and Krista Opp; great-grandchildren, Josie and Eli Mutnick and Adesyn Wolf; siblings, Robert (Darnelda) Retzer, Ben Retzer and Emilie (Don) Oster. Gen is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and other family friends, including Karen Bonser, Ray Nguyen and Annette "Lynn" Denton. She was preceded in death by husband, Hilmer Opp; parents, Arthur and Helen (Beck) Retzer, sister-in-law, Yvonne Retzer and nephew, David Oster.

Private family services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. S., Richfield. Interment Ft. Snelling.

Memorials may be given to Hope Church, VEAP or the food shelf of your choice.

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  1. Carol Opp says:

    So sorry to know your beloved Mother has passed. When we last spoke on the phone she would say she wanted to be with Hilmer. I will really miss a wonderful sister-in-law. I will keep her in my prayers may she rest in peace.

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