Gordon Opheim

Gordon Phillip Opheim, 81, of Motley, passed away unexpectedly at his home June 16, 2017. 

Services for Gordon will be held on Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. 

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26 at the Motley Public Cemetery in Motley. 

Arrangements are by the Brenny Funeral Home, Staples.

Gordon was born December 25, 1935 in Motley, to Emil and Florence (Thorsett) Opheim. He served in the United States Army. Gordon was a Master Sargent in the United States Air Force, completing 34 years of civil service when he retired in 1979. He worked for the United States Postal Service retiring from that service in 1997. He enjoyed literature, gardening and great knowledge of his family tree. He is noted for being charitable to his community. 

Gordon is survived by two daughters, Kasey (David) Dandro and Jennie McDonald, both of Sacramento, CA; two sisters, Helen Varnet of Golden Valley and Jan Badamo of Skokie, IL; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon and Stanley and one sister, Elizabeth.

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