Opal P. Noennig, age 77, of Norwood Young America, formerly of Mayer, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center in Arlington.
Opal was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Marble Hill, Mo., the daughter of Willis O. and Annie Mae (Bollinger) Fulbright. She was baptized July, 15 1942, at New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill, Mo.; and confirmed Sept. 29, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. by the Rev. Adolph Vogel.
Opal grew up on the family farm with her siblings, Grace, Leo, and Cecil. At the age of 16, she moved to St. Louis, Mo., where she worked a variety of jobs.
Opal was united in marriage to Ollie C. Noennig Dec. 19, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. They were blessed with three sons, Dennis, Bruce, and Mark.
Ollie and Opal lived in Altenburg, Mo. from 1948 to 1961. They then moved to Arlington, Minn., and lived there from 1961 to 1970. In 1970, they moved to Mayer, where they lived until 2003. While in Mayer they were active members of Zion Lutheran Church.
Opal worked as a cashier/receptionist at Lakeview Clinic in Waconia.
In, 2003 they moved to Norwood Young America, where she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
A loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma, Opal enjoyed doing her yard work, reading, and gardening. She will be remembered for her great smile and laughter.
Opal is preceded death by her parents; and two brothers.
She is survived by her loving family: husband Ollie; son Dennis Noennig of Norwood Young America, his children: Jill and Jason Noennig; son Bruce and wife Gwen Noennig of Moorhead, their children: Rachel (Adam) Schutte, mother of Opal’s great-grandchild, Alayna, Dan Noennig, and Bethany Noennig; and son Mark and wife Cindy Noennig of Sabin, and their children: Carrie, Katie, Caleb, and Joshua Noennig.
Opal is also survived by her siblings: sister Grace Garland of Marble Hill, Mo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Lore Fulbright of Highland, Ill., Cecil and Millie Fulbright, and Lloyd Seabaugh, all of Florissant, Mo.; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America with the Rev. David Winter officiating.
Opal’s casket bearers were her grandchildren.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.