Opal Dragstrem, 103

Opal Dragstrem, 103, Marion, died at 3 a.m., Friday, March 29, in Marion Rehabilitation and Assisted Living. 

She was born in Grant County to the late Emory and Naomi Schwartz.  She married Dorwin R. Dragstrem, who preceded her in death in 1998.

Opal was a member of Marion Congregation Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a homemaker who performed volunteer work for Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed painting and crafts.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bourmique, Tampa, Fla. And Patricia Miller, Wabash; one son, Stephen (Cindi) Dragstrem, Marion; a daughter-in-law, Alice Dragstrem; 11 grandchildren, 31 great-children and seven great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Dragstrem and David Dragstrem; and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 119 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Marion.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, from 12 - 2 p.m. prior to the service at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, with Tim Borg officiating.  Private burial was held at Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery, Wabash.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Marion Congregation Jehovah’s Witnesses, 119 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Marion, IN.

Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 05