Luella Leola Opsahl, age 93, of Annandale, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Annandale Care Center.
She was born Feb. 5, 1924, in French Lake Township, to Albert and Vinie (Sandlund) Nelson. Luella grew up in French Lake Township, and attended school in Litchfield and Cokato.
She was united in marriage to William Opsahl Dec. 20, 1941, in Kingston.
Luella was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Annandale.
While also caring for their home and raising their children, Luella worked at a sewing factory for 25 years. She loved to sew, and also enjoyed gardening, her faith community, and life on the farm.
Luella is survived by her children, Bernice (Tom) Follmer of Elk River, William M. Opsahl of Fairhaven, Kenneth (Cindy) Opsahl of Kimball, Mary Lee (David) Hettinger of Beckley, WV, Paul (Betty) Opsahl of Dassel, and Dennis Opsahl of Annandale; 18 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; siblings Cora Carletta of Woodbury, Glenn Nelson of Staples, Clayton Nelson of Chisago City, Vernon (Carol) Nelson of Minong, WI, Donald Nelson of North Branch, and Robert (Carol) Nelson of Mesa, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William; daughter Elaine Marie; and siblings Lloyd Nelson, Betty Block, and Donna Payne.
Memorial services took place Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Annandale, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private burial at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in French Lake Township.
Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary and guestbook online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.