Gertrude G Opaczewski

Born: Mon., Jul. 28, 1924
Died: Sun., Jul. 8, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 12, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

4:30 PM Thu., Jul. 12, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 13, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Jul. 13, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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Gertrude Opaczewski, age 93, of Toledo, passed away on July 8, 2018.  She was born on July 28, 1924 in Toledo to Ollie and Mary (Zawodny) Kujawa.  Gertrude attended the former St. Stanislaus Catholic grade school and was also a former parishioner.  During WWII, she married John Opaczewski on December 16, 1943.  She worked at Harriet’s Dry Goods in Holland, Grant’s downtown, and Woolco.  Gert retired in 1976 after many years of dedicated work.  She was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, since 1954 where she chaired several booths and card parties, helped with Thursday bingo and bake sales, and craft shows at their yearly festivals.  She also was a member of their Altar and Rosary Society where she was past treasurer for many years.  Gert was also an honorary member of St. Francis Guild, the Salesian Club since 1989, the American Legion Auxiliary Holland Post 646.  Her mother taught her crocheting when she was 12 years old and she made many items that she sold and various craft shows.  Gert was a talented seamstress, she also created the wedding dress for niece Mary Lou Krasniewski.  She enjoyed trips to the casinos and loved to be with her numerous friends.    Gert was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, Busia, and she will be dearly missed.
Gert was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John; infant son Joseph; sisters Eveline (Benny) Zajac and Bernadine (Bob) Gorny.  She is survived by her sons, Al (Mary), Walt (Deborah), John (friend Mel); daughter, Annette (Scott) Webster; grandchildren, Wade, Jason, Josh, Jacob, Ian, Gary (Kelly), Justin, Craig, Michelle (Clint), Jennifert, and Sydney; great grandchildren, Cole, Hunter, Daryan, Dawson, Tessa, Josie, Sophie, Jordan, Alex, and Aubrey.
Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 2-8:00 p.m., with a recitation of the rosary led by the Salesians and Daughters of Mary at 4:30 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy.  The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10:00 a.m., where friends may visit after 9:30 a.m.   Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Tara StAubin
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by National Survey Service.

“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.” With deepest sympathy, Tara St. Aubin & Rocky Cappelletty (National Survey Service)

Karen Miller
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Gerty was one of a kind. Very thoughtful and generous. She will be missed by many. ❤️

Jenny Howe
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
I was blessed to have Gert in my life for this long... she is my Godmother and a good one at that... We spent many hours together at the craft stores or out to lunch. I already miss her very much. She was my confidant and my shoulder to cry on. May she Rest in Peace and peace to all my family who I love very much...

Marie and David Durfey
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
So sorry to to hear of the passing of your mother. I know even when you know their end is near to lose a mother is rough.

Doris Woods
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
I have participated for many years in craft shows Gert has organized for her parish. I will miss her good spirit, her ready smile, and her busy hands. She did so much for the benefit of others, and took pleasure in her family and friends. She will watch over them throughout eternity.

Pat and Doug Kaiser
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Much love to all She will be missed

Sandy Mercurio
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Al, Mary and family - my sincere condolences on the loss of Gert. She was a very sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her at family gatherings. May she rest in peace.

Kathleen (Nowak) Richlen
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Sending love and prayers to you and your family. Gerty was one of a kind and one of the most kindest person I knew. Her smile lit up the room. May she rest in peace.

Steve Robertson
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
My condolences to the Opaczewski Family. I remember meeting Mrs. O many years ago and she struck me as being quiet the lady then as evidenced by the raising of her children. May peace be with you all.

Ed and Marjorie Hobbs
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the family. We will always remember her kindness and friendliness.

Deborah Kidd
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Gert was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. I got to know her when I started playing bingo at Our Lady of Lourdes and enjoyed talking with her every week.May she rest in peace now and my sincere condolences to her family.She will be greatly missed.

Kathleen (Rollins) Zeman
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Dear Opaczewski Family,

My deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. My mother Dorothy (Klatt) Rollins and my Aunt Bea (Klatt) Zielinski were lifelong friends to your mother and her sisters. I remember many times my mother spoke about Gert and the girls in the "Sewing Club" with fondness.


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