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Robert Fermin Opsahl, 71, of White Bear Lake, Minn., formerly of Red Wing

Robert Fermin Opsahl, resident of White Bear Lake, Minn., was born in Red Wing, on Sept. 26, 1937 and passed away on Aug. 21, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ordner and Melvina Opsahl; brother, Ordner Jr. "Pete" Opsahl and sister, June Hardy.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Janet; sons: Thomas (Darlyn) Opsahl, Allen (Mary Ellen) Opsahl and David (Delena) Opsahl; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and brother, Edward (Rita) Opsahl.

Fermin had a life-long love of airplanes which lead to a 21 year career in the United States Air Force. He later worked for Fed-Ex. He was a kind and gentle man and will be greatly missed by his many family & friends.

Visitation 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 with funeral service at 11 a.m. at The Johnson-Peterson Funeral Home, Hwy 61 & 2nd Street, White Bear Lake. Interment to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Mahtomedi. Memorials preferred.