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Arlyn Opsal, 70, of Sisseton, SD, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 surrounded by family in the Sanford Palliative Care Center in Fargo, ND.
Arlyn Maurice Opsal was born August 26, 1943 to Maurice and Arlette (Johnson) Opsal in Sisseton. He grew up in the Sisseton area and graduated from Sisseton High School in 1961.
Arlyn lived his entire life in the Sisseton area. He drove the delivery truck for City Bakery while in High School. Following graduation, he worked for P.A. Bradbury Construction and Clark Construction in the early 60s. He was then employed as a bartender for various local establishments.
Arlyn liked to bowl, watch TV and movies, and his favorite food was chicken. He also loved dogs, shopping for Christmas, and he loved to decorate for the holidays.
Arlyn married Sharon Nelson of Veblen, SD in 1980. Sharon passed away in 1991. Arlyn had a special friend, Alice Kallstrom, who passed away on July 24, 2009.
Arlyn is survived by one brother, Duane (Judy) Opsal of St Michael, MN; sisters, Barbara (Richard) Gray of Westminster, CO, Nova (Truman) Nelson of Sisseton, SD, Sharon (Merle) Schmaus of South St Paul, MN, and Cheryl (Jim) Long of Sisseton, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Curtis H. Carlson
Funeral Service for Curtis H. Carlson, 72, of Sisseton, SD, was held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Sisseton, SD, with the Rev. William Schruba officiating. Organist was Mona Greseth with soloist Cindy Marohl. Pallbearers were Dale Carlson, Christ Anderson, Sherman Peterson, Allen Peterson, Rick Biggs, and Tim Farmen. Honorary Pallbearer was Lyle Farmen. Visitation was held Sunday, April, 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with family present at the Cahill Funeral Chapel and one hour before services on Monday at the church. Interment was in the Sisseton Cemetery, Sisseton, SD. In lieu of flowers, memorial to Tekakwitha Nursing Center Foundation. The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, SD was in charge of arrangements.
Curtis Harold Carlson was born May 18, 1941 in Roberts County, SD to Elder and Lillian (Jacobson) Carlson. He attended grade school through 8th grade at the Enterprise Township #4 and graduated from Sisseton High School in 1959. He worked on the family farm. On January 3, 1966 he married Janice Laubach and they made their home in Sisseton. Curtis worked with Christ Anderson doing vehicle mechanics. He then worked for Kermit Pederson doing electrical and plumbing until 1974 when his father died and they moved to the family farm and he did farming, and worked for LaVerne Fisher. In the late 80s he worked at the US Department of Agriculture in the statistics department until May 2009 when he had a stroke. Curtis entered into Tekakwitha Nursing Center following his stroke. He liked to collect farm toys and teapots. He loved polka music, gardening and fishing. He loved his grandchildren, visiting and having coffee. Curtis passed away at Coteau des Prairies Hospital April 3, 2014.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Janice Carlson of Sisseton, SD; two daughters, Dawn and husband Kevin Hrncir of Sisseton, SD, and JoAnne and husband Donnie Armstrong of Carver, MN; one son, DuWayne Carlson of Peever, SD; grandchildren, Luke Hrncir of Sisseton, SD, and Donnie Armstrong, Lillie Armstrong, and Audrey Armstrong, all of Carver, MN.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents.
For Curtis’s obituary and on-line registry, please visit www.cahillfuneralchapel.com.
Shirley Schuster of Chipley, FL (formerly of Sisseton, SD) passed away on March 23, 2014. She was 91. She leaves behind three children, Don Linhard and Samantha of Sisseton; Sandra Carr of Canaan, CT; and Billie Obar and Fred of Sunny Hills, FL.
She resided in Sisseton for about ten years. She enjoyed playing cards at Senior Citizens and spending time with her friends.
Shirley was a strong and independent woman, living in her own home until recent months, as well as driving her own car.
Shirley was a WWII widow with three small children. Her husband, Bill, died near the end of the war and is buried in the Philippines. She was left with three children and a pension of $200 per month.
George Schuster came into her life and the lives of her children. Together they raised their family in Connecticut. They also lived on Cape Cod, MA and moved to Sisseton together. George preceded her in death.
Shirley moved to Chipley, FL six years ago and remained there until her death. A memorial service was held in Chipley. She will be buried in Sisseton with George.
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