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Norman Henrik Opheim

January 11, 1936 — July 24, 2020

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE LOCATION:

Reverend John Stiles will officiate at the Celebration of Life service for Norm: 11:30 AM; Saturday, September 12, 2020 HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 825 GOLF AVENUE SW, PINE CITY with a memorial visitation immediately following the service from 12 Noon-2 PM all at THE CHURCH.  To listen to the service on your car radio in the church parking lot: Tune to 106.5 FM

On Friday, July 24, 2020 Norm Opheim loving husband and father of three children passed away at his home at the age of 84.

Norman Henrik Opheim was born January 11, 1936 to Sylvan and Grace (Kirkwold) Opheim in Starbuck, Minnesota.  After graduation, Norm joined the U.S. Air Force and served four years.  While serving in the Air Force he proposed to Marlys Bothum “mom” and on August 18, 1957 they were married.  Together they raised their three children: daughter Cathy and sons Jeff and Jason.  Upon leaving the Air Force, Norm went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. 

Norm was a wonderful husband, fantastic father, Physical Education teacher, coach and volunteer.  He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and was a great friend to many.  He touched so many lives in his 84 years on this earth; teaching, coaching, church and the communities where he lived.  Norm was a soft-spoken, patient man of impeccable integrity.

Norm is survived by his children:  Cathy (Rick) Thulien of Arnolds Park, Iowa, Jeff (Julie) Opheim of Apple Valley, Jason (Ana Patricia) Opheim of Lenexa, Kansas; grandchildren: Brandi (Beth) Opheim of Fairmont, Marisa Opheim of Big Sky, Montana, Jacob (Taylor) Opheim of Rosemont, Mariah Opheim of Apple Valley, Jackson, Emily, Zachary Opheim all of Lenexa, Kansas, Gerardo Giron-Garza; great-grandchildren Athena, Brietta, Grace, Cole; sister Ann Hagen of Eden Prairie; brother Jim Opheim of Buffalo; sister-in-law Karen (Doug) Baker of Minneapolis; brother-in-law Larry (Judy) Bothum of Pine City; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sylvan and Grace Opheim; wife Marlys Opheim.

Reverend John Stiles will officiate at the Celebration of Life service for Norm: 11:30 AM; Saturday, September 12, 2020 HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 825 GOLF AVENUE SW, PINE CITY with a memorial visitation immediately following the service from 12 Noon-2 PM all at THE CHURCH. 

Memorials may be directed to:
Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church Education Scholarships
825 Golf Avenue SW
Pine City, MN 55063

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 12, 2020

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 12, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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