Opal Emmert Obituary

Opal L. Emmert
Opal Emmert
Opal L. Emmert

October 25, 1923 - September 4, 2009
Born in Melbourne, Missouri
Resided in Dallas Center, IA
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Opal L. Emmert, 85, passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 at Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Minburn United Methodist, Minburn, IA. Burial will be at Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center, IA. Her family will receive friends from 6-8pm, Monday at Brandt Funeral Home, Dallas Center.

Opal Leigh was born October 25, 1923 in Melbourne, Missouri, the daughter of Leora and Arthur McLey. At the age of 12 her family moved to Booneville, Iowa and later to rural Waukee, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1941. On January 20, 1943 she was united in marriage to Dale Emmert. They made their home at their farm in rural Minburn where they have lived 66 years. Opal was a home maker and a longtime member of Minburn United Methodist Church. She also volunteered for the Red Cross and the Woodward State Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Opal is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dale; three children, Darrell (Nancy) Emmert of Adel, Linda (Bill) Brueck of Chatfield, MN and Mark Emmert of Minburn; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Young of Des Moines and Karen (Ronald) Main of Camden Point, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Aaron; and a brother Francis.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Minburn United Methodist Church.

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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Monday, September 7, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minburn United Methodist Church
Minburn, IA US
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
2:00 PM
Brethren Cemetery
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Tuesday, September 8, 2009