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A Celebration of Life for Eddy A. Opp, 83, of Groton will be 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16th at the Groton Community Center. Rev. Terry Kenny will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Union Cemetery, Groton.
Eddy passed away Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
Edward Alvin was born on June 10, 1934 in Campbell County, SD to Christ and Mary (Heib) Opp. He attended school in Eureka. He enlisted with the US Army on January 29, 1953 and served until his honorable discharge in January of 1955. Eddy returned to South Dakota where he worked in law enforcement from 1956 until his retirement. On
August 23, 1960, he united with Eleanor (Beil) Buechler in Pierre.
Eddy enjoyed visiting with people, and could be found most mornings having coffee with his buddies. He also liked to tinker with lawn mowers and bikes. Other hobbies included woodworking and playing cards. He will forever be remembered for his love for family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor of Groton, his daughters, Brenda (Daniel) Facinelli of Faulkton Nancy Hoops (Clark Craig) of Watertown, , Jeannie (Greg) Clocksene of Groton, sons, Greg Buechler of Groton, Randy Buechler of Portland, Oregon, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and his sister, Norma Merkel of Gillette, Wyoming.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Norman Opp and Edwin Opp, his sister, Martha Aman, his daughter, Jody and an infant grandson, Alan.