David Opat

Obituary of David Michael Opat

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David Michael Opat, 70, of Lindsborg passed away August 18, 2023 at Lindsborg Community Hospital. Dave was born in Lindsborg, KS on July 16, 1953 to John F. and Roma Jean (Johnson) Opat. He was a graduate of Lindsborg High School in the class of 1971. Dave married Eunice Wedel on October 13, 1984 at Moundridge, KS. They would have been married 39 years, this year. Throughout his life Dave worked at different jobs. His final employment was with Exide Battery. The one job Dave liked to talk about and talked about most often was his time as a reserve officer for the Lindsborg Police Department. Dave was a farmer and livestock owner at heart. An oft repeated statement, “if it means saving it, the calf will be in the house.” The family recalls that several calves over the years survived because of that practice. In 1986, Dave and Eunice adopted their daughter, Karyee. That was followed in 1991 with the adoption of their sons Christopher and William. Beginning in 2006 the grandchildren became an important part of their lives. Eventually, Dave and Eunice would legally adopt Matthew, Dylan, and Allyssa. Dave is preceded in death by his parents; sister: Diann; and grandson: Michael. Survivors include his wife: Eunice of the home; sons: Christopher, William, and Dylan; daughters: Karyee and Alyssa; brother: Joseph Opat; sister: Jane Balaun; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, at St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, 206 W. Swensson, Lindsborg, KS. A recitation of the Rosary will be a 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, at Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg with Father Benjamin Shockey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Children’s Hospital or to St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church. Memorials may be sent in care of Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, KS 67456.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church
206 W Swensson
Lindsborg, Kansas, United States

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Elmwood Cemetery
Wells Fargo Road
Lindsborg, Kansas, United States
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