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Brad, Craig and family-
Our hearts are broken along with yours for the loss of your wonderful mother. Such a kind, caring person, she was. Jim says both she and your dad were a huge influence in his life that he will always be grateful for. While we cannot be with you tomorrow, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to you all.

Jimmy (what she always called him!) and Nancy

Posted by: Jim and Nancy Carley - Long Pine, NE - Family   Oct 29, 2017

My childhood is filled with memories of Harold and Opal. I was lucky to know you both. Rest in paradise with Harold. ❤

Posted by: Holly Slade-VanCouwenberghe - Salt Lake, UT - Friend   Oct 29, 2017

Dear Brad, Craig, Casey, Jamie & family, I am so sorry for your loss! Opal & Harold have been part of my life & family for as
Long as I can remember! I have many fond memories of the holidays, mass & the Corner Cafe over the years! Every time I saw your Mom she always had a smile and a positive attitude! May she Rest In Peace & may the Lord comfort each of you during this difficult time!

Posted by: Ron Nikodym - Shawnee, KS - Family Friend   Oct 27, 2017

Opal was such a kind and generous person. Only knew her for a short time but was always welcomed by her and her family. Enjoyed teaching her two sons in high school and both are still friends. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Posted by: Dennis Povondra - Tabor, SD - Acquaintance   Oct 27, 2017

Our condolences to your family on the loss of Opal. My mother is (Loretta Higgins Gengler daughter of Francis and Rose Higgins) Opal always stop to visit with Mom and us when ever the Higgins family had reason to gather. She and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. Lyle and Judy Gengler

Posted by: Lyle and Judy Gengler - Caribou, ME - Family   Oct 26, 2017

So sorry to hear of the loss of Great Aunt Opal. I have such good memories visiting with her and Great Uncle Harold. She was such a sweet lady and always had a hug for me. As kids we just loved her because she was as we called it "our size". Such a loving and wonderful woman. We know for sure there will be no dust in the corners of Heaven and the Lord's table will always be set with an extra spot. Sending condolences.
Eric, Jill, Easton, Hayden & Evalyn

Posted by: Jill Spenner (Eisenhauer) - TEKAMAH, NE - Family   Oct 26, 2017

Pat and I are greatly saddened to hear of Opal's passing. The Carly's are a great family and their support of a young teacher was greatly appreciated. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts.

Posted by: Dick Turner - Brookings, SD - Teacher   Oct 25, 2017