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Opal Frahm

May 14, 1915 — November 22, 2012


Opal Frahm, 97, of Oshkosh, after several small strokes, passed away in her sleep, Thursday afternoon, November 22, 2012, at the Garden County Health Services Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Oshkosh City Cemetery with Keith and Joyce Hudiburgh officiating.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial has been established in Opal’s name to the Garden County Nursing Home Activity Fund.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at

Holechek Funeral Home & Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Frahm family.

Emma Boggs and Henry Meissner worked on the Ogallala Ranch near Belmar, Nebraska. They soon married and had a small farm of their own, on the North Platte River. They had 6 children. Maudie Opal was born May 14, 1915 and 5 brothers followed. When Kinsley Dam was built Henry and family went to Montana and purchased land near Brockway. This is where the family stayed.

When Opal was a young adult she moved back to Oshkosh to help a relative out. She then met and on August 12, 1936 married Clayton Frahm in Chappell. The couple had five children: Patsy, James, Cordelia, Peggy, and Bryce.

Opal worked hard her whole life, usually having several jobs at once. Her last job before retirement at age 72 was in the hospital laundry. After Clayton’s death she enjoyed spending several winters in Florida with her son, Jim, and visits to Wisconsin. In 2003, she moved to the Assisted Living in Lewellen and then in 2004 to the nursing home in Oshkosh where she received excellent care for 8 years.

Opal had a good sense of humor and often used a unique metaphor, one her family often repeats. –“Don’t do anything once you don’t want to do the rest of your life!”

Opal is survived by 4 children, Patsy and husband, Langemo of Wisconsin, James Frahm of Florida, Cordelia and husband, Duane Bentley of Florida and Peggy and husband, Conrad Lobner of Lewellen; grandchildren, Cathy and husband, Randy Trisco, Clayton Langemo, Shawn Frahm, Rodney and wife, Gail Bentley all of Wisconsin, Stephanie Lobner, Cameron and wife, Lacey Lobner, and Jentry Lobner all of Lewellen; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Shawn, Cole, Joel, Wyland, Wilsie, Willow, and Alexander; youngest brother, David and wife, Mary; sister-in-laws, Edna, Mert, and Laverne; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990, son Bryce in February 2009, son-in-law Edward, her parents, Henry and Emma, and brothers, Bill, Harold, Lantford, and toddler brother, Virgil.
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