Opal Nona Fox

Oct. 17, 1936 - Jan. 10, 2018

DEWITT - Opal Nona Fox, 81, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospital.

She was born October 17, 1936, in Wheatland to the late Theodore and Louise (Strackbein) Schneider. Opal was a 1954 graduate of Wheatland High School and attended business school in Davenport. She married Virtus Fox May 26, 1957, in Wheatland. They resided in DeWitt, Iowa, much of their married life where they raised their family of four children. In addition to being a homemaker, Opal was a floral designer at Selk’s Flowers and Gifts for twenty years, retiring in 1994. Virtus preceded Opal in death Feb. 17, 2005.

Opal was a longtime member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, DeWitt where she was financial secretary and custodian along with her husband, Virtus for many years. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards. Opal loved following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. She was a great fan of the Central DeWitt Sabers wrestling team and received the Past, Present and Future Award for her support.

Surviving are children, Brenda (Mark) Ohnemus, Kevin (Deb) Fox, Doyle (Lisa) Fox and Marcia Finley; grandchildren, Matt (Heather) Ohnemus, Zachary (Amy) Fox, Tyler (Charley) Ohnemus, Jeff Ohnemus, James (fiancée, Hayley Verboon) Finley, Dustin Fox, Joshua (Morgan) Fox, Creighton Fox, Derek Fox, Hope Finley, Kyle Fox, Katie Fox and Theodore Fox; great-grandchildren, Makenna, Tenley and Gable Ohnemus, Eloise and Brooks Ohnemus and Delilah Fox; sisters-in-law, Gloria Fox, Marlene Fox and Barbara VanDenBerghe.

Also preceding Opal in death were a brother, Earl and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Visitation will be at First Congregational United Church of Christ, DeWitt from 2-6 p.m. Sunday with a service at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.

A complete obituary may be viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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