Philip Opfer Jr., 87, Sandusky, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in Portland House.
He was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Berlin Heights. He attended Ohio Northern University, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He worked on the ore boats of the Great Lakes, and was employed by the former New Departure Hyatt, Sandusky. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky, the American Legion Post 83, Sandusky, and loved fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda S. (Jay) Hoffman, Perrysburg, Ohio; son, Donald P. (Barbara) Opfer, Berlin Heights; stepchildren, Bonnie (Bob) Nixon, Dwayne Meyer and Lynn Meyer, all of Sandusky; grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, and Emmalee; sisters, Pauline Ward and Elsie Delamatre, both of Vermilion, and Katherine Doust, Fremont; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helene in 1970; second wife, Kathryn in 1998; parents, Philip and Elsie (Daniels) Opfer Sr.; sisters, Helen Schrader and Mary Opfer; and brother, Fred Opfer.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday, until memorial services at 11 a.m., in Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. John Mawhirter will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, Sandusky, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Heartland Hospice, 96 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, or one's favorite charity. Condolences may be made at toftfh.com.