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Aaron W. Opatz

Aaron W. Opatz, age 56, resident of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. He was born June 28, 1955, in Minneapolis to David and Bernadette (Bursey) Opatz. Aaron had been an area resident since 1970 and was a Brainerd High School graduate. He was employed by Super America for 20 years and later did mentoring for Minnesota Home Care.

Survivors include his sons, Alan and Andy Opatz, of Brainerd; and their mother, Marla; and his sister, Shere (Jim) Crichton, of Lake Villa, Ill.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with visitation at the church the hour before the service. Father Keith Bertram will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family may be contacted through Shere Crichton, 25019 West Dering Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046.

Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home & Crematory