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Magdalene

Magdalene "Sandy" Clara Opdahl (Kloos)

Tuesday, August 15th, 1933 - Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Whether you knew her as Magdalene, Maggie, Mag, Sandy, Mom, or Grandma, she was a selfless, humble and kind soul. Sandy was born August 15, 1933, on a farm near St. Leo in Burton Township to Jacob and Theresa (Lanners) Kloos. She grew up in the St. Leo area and graduated from Canby High School, being the first in her family to attend high school. Mom was loved by her family despite being a Canby Lancer! After high school, Sandy moved to Minneapolis with her best friend where she worked for Archer Daniel Midland and modeled clothing for Woodward’s. On May 11, 1953, Sandy was united in marriage to Harold Opdahl Jr. The couple resided in Alameda, CA, while Harold was serving in the U.S. Navy. After Harold’s time in the service, they moved to a farm south of Minneota where they raised their family. To this union were born Harold “Jay,” Judy, Jim, Joe, Jon, Robert, Ann and Kathy. In 1988, they retired and moved to Minneota. Sandy loved to cook and bake with everything made from scratch. From Christmas ribs to ground cherry pie and endless supply of cereal cookies, her family tasted her love daily. She enjoyed games, whether watching the Price is Right or Wheel of Fortune, or playing games like Boggle, word searches and crossword puzzles. Sandy would often be seen walking the paths in Minneota. In their younger years, she and Harold enjoyed traveling throughout the US.

Sandy died on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the Prairie Home Hospice Lockwood House in Marshall. She is survived by her children Jay (Jackie) Opdahl of Minneota, Judy (Greg) Novotny of Winona, Jim (Andrea) Opdahl of Minneota, Joe (Debbie) Opdahl of Visalia, CA, Rob Opdahl (Lucy) of Prescott, WI, Ann (Rodney) Abraham of Minneota, Kathy Swanson (Mike) of Minneapolis; grandchildren Nathan, Tony, Abby, Charlie, Leah, Jared, Alyssa, Todd, Lee, Riley, Courtney, Sam, Emily, Jacob, Nick, Olivia, Blake, Grant, Ross, Kendra, Zachary; 21 great-grandchildren; brother Jim Kloos of Las Vegas, NV, brothers-in-law Mike (Norma) Opdahl of Spicer, Bill Drown of Marshall, Joe Claeys of Marshall, and sister-in-law Char Opdahl of Des Moines, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, son Jon, daughter-in-law Licole, parents, sisters Elizabeth and Adeline and brothers Nick, Ben, Joe, Leo and Lawrence.

Memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home - Minneota
    Address
    124 E. 1st St.
    MINNEOTA, MN
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    Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Eloi Catholic Church
    Address
    308 W. McQuestion
    GHENT, MN
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    Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Service

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Eloi Catholic Church
    Address
    308 McQuestion
    GHENT, MN 56239
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    Officiant
    Rev. Father Craig Timmerman
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Rural Ghent
    Rural Ghent, MN 56239
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