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Opal J. Doely — Rochester

ROCHESTER — Opal J. Doely, 87, formerly of Dorchester, Iowa, and Spring Grove, died Saturday (Sept. 29, 2007) at Regina Beverly Living Center in Rochester.

Opal Langlie was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Dorchester. She married Leonard Doely on July 19, 1947, at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in Dorchester. The couple made their home in Spring Grove until moving to Onalaska, Wis. Her husband died in March 1995. In August 2003, she moved to Rochester to be near her sisters.

Mrs. Doely was a member of Wilmington Lutheran Church in Caledonia and the American Legion Auxiliary in Spring Grove. She was mainly a homemaker, but did work for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle during World War II, as well as several manufacturing companies in Spring Grove.

There are no immediate survivors. She is survived by three brothers-in-law, Harris Tollefsrud of Rochester, Dale (Elaine) Doely of Onalaska and Robert (Doris) Doely of Spring Grove; two nephews, Dean Tollefsrud (special friend, Lynne Oldre-Mortenson) of Rochester and Dewaine (Jane) Tollefsrud of Homer, Alaska; a great nephew, Erik Tollefsrud of Rochester; and two great nieces, Katrina Tollefsrud of Rochester and Zoe Tollefsrud of Homer. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Langlie and Margaret Overhaug Tollefsrud.

A private family memorial service will be at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester. Burial will be at a later date in Wilmington Lutheran Church Cemetery in Caledonia.

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