Harry Opsahl was longtime banker in Mobridge
Harold (Harry) Vernon Opsahl, 63, of Carpenter and formerly of Mobridge, died on Monday night, Aug. 12, 2013, at Sanford/USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Carpenter United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery, rural Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Furness Funeral Home in Clark and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Harry was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Huron, the son of Vernon and Mary (Tschetter) Opsahl. He attended school in Carpenter before graduating from Willow Lake High School with the class of 1968. He received his degree in banking and financing from South Dakota State University in Brookings in 1972. He worked in the banking business for more than 30 years with positions in Mobridge and in Iowa and Nebraska before semi-retiring. He then began working part-time for the South Dakota Wheat Growers.
He was baptized, confirmed and became a member of the Carpenter United Methodist Church in his youth and was a lifelong member of the church.
Harry loved to golf, fish and hunt. He would look forward to pheasant hunting each fall with family and friends. He also loved the family farm and would help out with the grain harvest each year.
Among survivors grateful for having shared in his life are his mother, Mary Opsahl of Huron; two brothers, James (Charlotte) Opshal and Ronald Opsahl, all of Carpenter; one niece, Angie (Chris) Gilligan of DeSmet; a nephew, Derek Opsahl of Carpenter; two grandnephews, Kain and Gannon Gilligan, and one grandniece, Jordyn Gilligan, all of DeSmet; two aunts, Helena Townsend of Willow Lake and Margaret Opsahl of Corona, Calif.; as well as several cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, several uncles and aunts, and one grandnephew, Brady Gilligan.