Representative Edward Oppedahl View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/22/1967
Birth Place: Renwick, IA
Birth County: Humboldt
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Humboldt
Edward Oppedahl
Humboldt County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Edward Oppedahl, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Edward Oppedahl was born in rural Goldfield, Iowa, on May 12, 1890. He was one of eight children born to Sven and Anna Oppedahl.

He attended country school and graduated from Waldorf Academy of Forest City with the class of 1909 and attended Iowa State College. He taught country school in 1910, 1913, and 1914.

He married Isadore Gangstead on June 10, 1914, who preceded him in death. The couple farmed near Renwick until 1966. To this union were born one daughter and four sons.

On May 28, 1966, he was married to Georgia Paine. They lived in Renwick, but traveled extensively.

Mr. Oppedahl was president of the Renwick Savings Bank. He was Farm Bureau County president for ten years. He was the last charter member to have a continuous membership of Lake Lutheran Church.

Mr. Oppedahl served as State Representative in the Fifty-fourth, Fifty­fifth, and Fifty-sixth sessions of the General Assembly.

Mr. Oppedahl died November 22, 1967. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; one daughter, Mrs. Carroll Jones of Des Moines; four sons, Sherill of Goldfield, Paul of La Crescenta, Califorina, Robert of Renwick, Phillip who is in the U. S. Navy; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Melvin Joenks of Rossie, Iowa, three brothers, three sisters and fourteen grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Edward Oppedahl, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant; and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.