Obituary - Jerry William Opelt

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Jerry William Opelt

November 4, 1941 - March 5, 2019
Age: 77
Residence: Ridgedale, MO
Formerly of: Brownsville, TX

Jerry William Opelt, age 77, of Ridgedale, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019. He entered this world November 4, 1941, in Brownsville Texas, the son of Theodore and Connie Opelt. He was joined in marriage January 30, 1965, to Betty DeVries. Services and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Jerry graduated in 1960 from Mingo Highschool and then moved to Waterloo, Iowa. He wore many hats in his working career: finance manager with Beneficial Finance, agent at American Family Insurance, and salesperson for hotel rooms in Branson. Throughout his life, Jerry was an avid Green Bay Packer’s fan. Jerry enjoyed watching and playing golf, learning new things and spending time with his dog Sophie. He also loved his family and will be deeply missed. 

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Buddy Opelt; an infant daughter; and granddaughter, Paige.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Betty Opelt; daughter, Stacey (Trevor) Halfmann of Kansas City, Missouri; son, Scott (Michelle) Opelt of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren: Ariel, Evan, Rose, Zachary, and Joshua; and a great-grandson, Tripp.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Hollister Historic Train Depot, Esplanade Street in Hollister, Missouri. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com


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Cremations of the Ozarks
Cremations of the Ozarks
130 Industrial Park, Suite E
Hollister, MO 65672
Phone: (417) 544-0218
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Service Information
Location: Hollister Historic Train Tepot
Date/Time: 9:30 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2019
Presiding Official: Pastor Don Rooks
312 Esplanade Street
Hollister, MO
Phone: 417-544-0218
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