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Welcome to the memorial page for

James "Jim" Joseph Opitz

June 2, 1953 ~ May 26, 2017 (age 63)

James “Jim” Joseph Opitz, 63, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at his residence in Strawberry Point. He was born on June 2, 1953, in Manchester, the son of Joseph William Opitz and Mary Grace (O’Brien) Opitz.

James was raised and educated in Strawberry Point, graduating from Starmont High School in 1971. He worked for Seedorff Masonry for 43 years until October 2016 when he had to stop due to health reasons.

James loved to go camping with his family, fishing, and riding his Harley. He also enjoyed being with his friends. Most of all, he cherished the time spent with family.

Survivors include his three children, Marcia Miller of Norwalk, John (Rashelle) Opitz of Ely, and Mary Ann (Andy) Popham of Lamont; a special friend, Lynn Dahling of Strawberry Point; and ten grandchildren, Bryce, Rachel, and Michala Miller; Ethan, Jake, Brittney, and Wyatt Opitz; and Addison, Carter, and Lexi Popham.

James was preceded in death by his parents.


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
May 30, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
628 Commercial Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Visitation
Wednesday
May 31, 2017

9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
Emanuel Lutheran Church
305 Elkader Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 31, 2017

10:00 AM
Emanuel Lutheran Church
305 Elkader Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
May 31, 2017

Cass Township Cemetery
East Mission Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076