Herman George Opp

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Herman George Opp, 87, of Dell Rapids and formerly of Isabel passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in Dell Rapids. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the United Church of Christ in Isabel. Herman was born February 20, 1926 in Eureka to Fred and Rose (Heimrich) Opp and moved with his family to rural Isabel, where he attended school. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the United States Navy, ending up in the Fighting Sea Bees in the South Pacific. In 1948 he married Ramona Rempfer. He worked for the South Dakota Highway Department and was known to be the first man to have a bowling alley in Isabel. He moved to Marion in 1960 where he managed a bowling alley until 1970. He and Monie lived in Tucson, AZ and he was employed at a copper mine. He returned to Sioux Falls for several years and then bought a farm in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. He and Monie divorced there and he then managed a mall until he retired and moved back to Isabel. Grateful for having shared his life are sons, Terry (Barb) Opp of Baltic, Don Opp and Rob Opp of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Stephanie, Tracie, Heather, and Dillion; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Opp of St. Paul, MN; sisters Martha Scholl of Isabel, Elsie Mhyer of Tampa, FL, Alice Lutz of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, Gladys Gay of Bettendorf, IA, and Lorraine Griffis of Council Bluffs, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Alvin and Albert and sisters, Hilda, Alma, Leona, and Esther. Minnehaha Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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