Ingvald Opheim, 80, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Monday May 6, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. A private burial service will be held at East Ullensvang Cemetery, Thor, Iowa. Arrangements have been entrusted with Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Ingvald was born in Odda, Norway to Samson and Maria (Teigen) Opheim on March 1, 1933. He attended Engineering School in Haugesund and was an Engineer with the Norwegian Merchant Marines. In 1967, he married Arlene Opheim in Thor, Iowa. They established their home in Fort Dodge where he worked for the Farmland Anhydrous Plant. Ingvald is survived by Arlene, son Michael of Denver, Colorado; sisters Anna (PerMogens) Reehorst and Inga (Kore) Haarberg of Oslo, Norway; brother, Tore Opheim of Odda, Norway and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Torstein; two sisters-in-law; a niece and nephew.
Ingvald really enjoyed his yearly travel to Norway to visit relatives and friends. He was a member of the Sons of Norway, enjoyed watching movies with his family, doing yard work, and visiting with close friends, especially his neighbors Don and Sonja Petherbridge.