Donald 'Rudy' Opdahl PDF Print E-mail

opdahl obitDon (Rudy) Opdahl, 65, of Minneota, died on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 15, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp – Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota and Friday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the funeral home. (Family viewing Thursday at 3 p.m.)

Military Rites will be performed by the American Legion Post 199 of Minneota.  Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

Donald Rudolph Opdahl was born on February 9, 1945, in Santa Ana, California, to Benjamin and Alice (Grengs) Opdahl.

He grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School in 1963. Don enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy. After his graduation, he returned to Minneota.

He worked at several jobs including driving a propane truck, construction and most recently for the Lyon County Farm Service.

Don enjoyed restoring and driving classic cars.  He also enjoyed the outdoors including hunting and fishing.

He will be remembered for being a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his daughter Jessica (and Adam) Rau of Rolling Hills, WY, grandchildren Faith, Hope and Tanner Rau, brother Benjamin Opdahl Jr. of Minneota, Aunts Leatrice Eischens and Evon Marquardt, cousins, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.