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Betty E. Opperman

07/16/1932 - 03/31/2022
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Betty E. Opperman, formerly of Winneconne, age 89, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at her residence, The Courtyard at Oshkosh, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Woodruff, Wisconsin, on July 16, 1932, the daughter of Franklin and Marie (Rousseau) Hunt.  Betty graduated from Winneconne High School on June 2, 1950, where she was a cheerleader and played drums in the band.  Betty married her high school sweetheart, Floyd R. Opperman, on December 1, 1951, in Winneconne, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Floyd and Betty enjoyed 65 years of marriage together and happily raised three daughters and one son.  Betty had a long career in the banking industry and retired as Assistant Vice President of F & M Bank.  Betty’s most treasured accomplishment, however, was being a loving wife, mother, and Meema to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty was a long-time member of the Winneconne Civic League and had served as its President.  She organized many Civic League Style Shows and looked forward to attending them yearly with her daughters, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winneconne.

Betty cherished spending time at her and Floyd’s summer home near Redgranite where she shared many happy times at “The Land” with her family.  Upon retirement, Betty was F & M Bank’s Prime Time Club tour guide director and organizer, and along with Floyd, she embarked on many memorable travels throughout the United States.  Betty also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, reading, making puzzles, playing card games and computer games, but most of all she enjoyed keeping her family well-fed with her love of cooking. 

Betty was blessed with four devoted and loving children, Connie (Mark) Henn, Redgranite, Nancy (Tom) Jirschele, Plover, Brenda (John) Bartow, Winneconne, and Keith (Pam) Opperman, Manitowoc.  Betty was Meema to six grandchildren whom she adored, Nathan (Kimberly) Eid, Menasha, Rebecca (David) Landenberger, Escanaba, Michigan, Megan (Nick) Morison, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Alanna (Roger) Morrison, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Jacob Opperman, Fond du Lac, Adam Opperman, Shorewood, as well as seven darling great-grandsons, Ryan, Christian and Brody Eid, Howard and Franklin Landenberger, and George and Mitchell Morison.

Betty is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sisters-in-law, Doraine Hale and Shirley Opperman, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents and her stepfather Arthur Johnson, siblings, Russell Hunt, Chauncey Hunt, Vivian Gartzke, Rosemary Weiland, David Hunt and Dianne Ratzburg.

The family would like to thank the caregivers, the Activity Director, and Chef Lance at The Courtyard at Oshkosh where she resided for the last 9 months, as well as Stephanie Tavs, APNP from Bluestone Physicians Group.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8 South 4th Street, Winneconne, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with a funeral service to follow. The family is requiring face masks be worn to protect their vulnerable family members. Burial will be at the Winneconne Cemetery following the funeral service. 

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Jarod and Janelle Dain wrote on April 8, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear neighbor Mrs. Opperman. Condolences from us and our children

Tony Opperman wrote on April 5, 2022
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Betty. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you at this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.

Mary Jo Winkenwerder wrote on April 4, 2022
Betty will always be remembered for being so kind to me. She trained me in many banking duties, with customer service always being top priority. Rest in peace Betty, and thank you for your patience and kindness.

Patrick and Jackie Tyers wrote on April 4, 2022
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom-Betty Opperman! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patti Weiland wrote on April 3, 2022
I am so very sorry for what I know is an extremely difficult loss to your entire family. Betty was such a wonderful lady and I am privileged to have known her as the sister to my husband's mother as well as a fellow Civic League member treasurer also involved in the Annual Fashion Show. She is the kind of a lady that makes you a better person for just knowing her as well as her devoted family. I am so sorry we will be out of state for her celebration of life but please accept my most sincere love and condolences. Patti

Donald Weiland wrote on April 3, 2022
I am so sorry to here this sad news. My condolences to the family. May God help you and yours through this time of grief. I pray that Betty and my Mother, Rosemary, can reunite in Heaven and enjoy each other once again. We will not be able to attend the memorial for we are out of the state but wish you my love and heartfelt thoughts to all. Don

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