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5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Fax: (262) 654-3539
Opsy Gitzlaff

Opsy Ruth Gitzlaff (Gayhart)

Sunday, January 26th, 1919 - Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Opsy Ruth Gitzlaff, 99, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Froedtert South-St. Catherine’s Medical Center Campus.
Born in Kentucky on January 26, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Angeline (Dobson) Gayhart.
In 1941, she married William Gitzlaff; he preceded her in death in 1987.
Opsy worked at Charm Glow Products until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church since 1941.
Opsy enjoyed raising African Violets, crocheting, and completing word searches and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her three children, Janice (Lee) Leach of Kansasville, William Gary (Jean) Gitzlaff of Bristol, and Kathryn Murrie of Burlington; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Gayhart and Dorothy Keuffer. She is further survived by other loving family and friends.
Opsy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, and her son-in-law, Bill Murrie.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5th, at Zion Lutheran Church, 7931 200th Avenue, Bristol, WI 53104, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Zion Lutheran Church
    Address
    7931 200th Avenue
    Bristol, WI 53104
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Zion Lutheran Church
    Address
    7931 200th Avenue
    Bristol, WI 53104
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    Officiant
    Pastor Wayne Meier
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    Address
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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Sue Jozapaitis

Posted at 11:55am
Many fond memories of your mom. She and my mom Adelaide had some good times working at Charmglow. Playing in the basement, she would bring down cookies. JoAnn and Sue Jozapaitis
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