OPAL VIOLET WILLIAMS

Opal Williams, of Grasston, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at GracePointe Crossing East Gables of Cambridge.  She was 86 years old.

No services are planned at this time.

 

Opal Violet Williams, of Grasston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at GracePointe Crossing East Gables of Cambridge, Minnesota.  She was 86 years old.

Opal was born on March 1, 1925 in Upstead, Minnesota to parents Fred and Violet (Johnson) Rodeck.  Born the first of three children, she was raised by her mother and step-father Herman Splittgerber in Braham, Minnesota.

On October 12, 1942, Opal was blessed with the birth of a beautiful daughter, whom she lovingly called “Boo”.

Opal was united in marriage to Jerry Virgil Williams on September 1, 1968.  He was her best friend in life and together they shared 44 wonderful years of love.   Opal loved the addition of her three grandchildren, Jim, Denny, and Sherri to the family.  She always looked forward to the holidays and family gatherings.  She would cook a huge ten course meal and then say, “Eat so you grow big”.  Opal had lots of love, and gave it freely to her many family and friends.  She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Thanks for all the great memories- we will cherish them in our hearts forever.

Opal is preceded in death by her parents Fred Rodeck, Violet and Herman Splittgerber; brothers Robert and Gene Rodeck and his wife Pat; and niece Debbie Rodeck.

She is survived by her husband Jerry; beloved dog Smokey; daughter Buelah “Boo” Fritz of Anoka; grandchildren Jim (Teresa) Hickerson of Alaska, Denny (Sharon) Hickerson of Alaska, and Sherri (Mark) Strohmayer of Anoka; 13 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.  Many other relatives and friends.

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