Jon Patrick Opdahl was born on March 31, 1962, in Marshall, to Harold and Magdalene (Kloos) Opdahl. He grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School. He then attended Ridgewater Community College. Jon farmed with his dad from 1983 – 1996. He then attended Minnesota West Community and Technical College and later the Ridgewater Community College. He worked for Soil and Water Conservation Service and various other jobs. Jon was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. He was always caring with profound common sense and values; he demonstrated this by constantly helping others, whether mowing a neighbor’s lawn or helping one of his kids fix their car. He was also an excellent cook. Jon was most passionate about his family.
Jon died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at his residence in Minneota. He is survived by his children Sam Opdahl of Minneapolis, Emily (and Logan) Frank of Sioux Falls, SD, Jacob Opdahl of Boise, ID, mother Magdalene Opdahl of Minneota, siblings Jay (and Jackie) Opdahl of Minneota, Judy (and Greg) Novotny of Winona, Jim (and Andrea) Opdahl of Minneota, Joe (and Deb) Opdahl of Visalia, CA, Rob Opdahl of Prescott, WI, Ann (and Rod) Abraham of Minneota, Kathy Swanson of Richmond, MN, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Harold and sister-in-law Licole.