Louann VanOpdorp

Posted Online: June 30, 2014, 5:48 pm
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Louann VanOpdorp, 59, of Geneseo, formerly of Atkinson, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her home.
A funeral Mass celebrating Louann's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula will celebrate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Atkinson. Visitation for Louann will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson, where a rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Louann VanOpdorp Memorial Fund.
Louann was born July 20, 1954, in Geneseo, daughter of Donald and Ruth VanNorway VanOpdorp. She was a 1972 graduate of Atkinson High School and worked for many years as an area supervisor for Casey's General Stores, from which she retired.
Louann was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo. She volunteered for the Geneseo Food Pantry. Louann enjoyed watching movies, writing poetry, listening to music, her pets, and nature.
Survivors include daughter, Heather Gustafson, Geneseo; two sons, Anthony Gustafson, Atkinson, and Cody Junior, Moline; three grandsons, Jamie Gustafson, Castin Gustafson and Connor Gustafson; sister, Sandy (Frank) Porter, Las Vegas, Nev.; and two brothers, Michael (Barb) VanOpdorp, Atkinson, and Marty (Lin) VanOpdorp, Atkinson. Louann was preceded in death by her parents.
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