Opal Nusser Sroufe, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.
She was born Feb. 23, 1928, on a farm near Copeland in Haskell County to Martin G. and Melusine (Trimpe) Nusser, Sr.
She graduated from Garden City High School in 1946. During high school, she was employed by F.W. Woolworths. After graduation, she was employed by C.R. Anthony. She later worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for Garden City Loan and Investments.
On June 8, 1952, she married Phillip G. Sroufe in Garden City. He preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2004.
A homemaker, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the Get-Together-Girls, and was a volunteer at the Gift Nook at St. Catherine Hospital and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, yard work, shopping, bird houses, chickens, and attended her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Survivors include four children, Michael D. Sroufe of Windsor, Colo., Betsy D. (Robert W.) Glunt of Ault, Colo., Robert D. (Tammy) Sroufe of Spring, Texas, and Jeffrey D. Sroufe of Windsor; six sisters, Rosetta Martin of Lubbock, Texas, Irene Gestenslager of Garden City, Lena Adams of Winfield, Joyce Williams of Lubbock, Joanna Boles of Andover, and Edith Jones of San Angelo, Texas; a brother, Martin Nusser, Jr. of Garden City; eight grandchildren, Andrea (Iain) King, Logan (Jennifer) Nagy, Landon (Vanesa) Nagy, Mandy (Matt) Benjamin, Tyler (Danie) Sroufe, Joshua (Rachel) Alex, Jonah Sroufe, and Elliana Sroufe; and 10 great-grandchildren, Miller King, Marley King, Masen King, Aiden Nagy, Hudson Nagy, Liam Nagy, Emilia Nagy, Brooke Benjamin, Brenna Benjamin, and Wilder Alex.
She also also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jerry D. Sroufe; and a sister, Melusine Algrim.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials be given to the Bethesda Lutheran Communities or the Lutheran Hour, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.