Avis B. Oppliger

New Glarus, WI-Avis B. Oppliger, age 96, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the New Glarus Home. She was born on February 16, 1916 in the Town of Perry, Dane County to her parents Bernard and Helga (Anderson) Jeglum. Avis graduated from Blanchardville High School. On March 7, 1941 she was united in marriage to Martin Werner Oppliger at the Perry Lutheran Church. Avis farmed with her husband and also worked as a nursing assistant at the New Glarus Home and Four Winds Manor in Verona. She was a member of the Primrose Lutheran Church and Primrose ElCA. Avis enjoyed bowling, traveling, and her family.

Avis is survived by her son Douglas (Janice) Oppliger of New Glarus, WI, a daughter Elsa Thompson of Verona, WI, four grandchildren Mark (Carmen) Thompson, Michael (Kristen) Thompson, Jason (Becky) Oppliger, and Justin (Nicole Nevil) Oppliger, eight great-grandchildren, a brother Howard (Alice) Jeglum, sisters; Bea Pope and Lois (Erv) Evenson, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Gene, Enos, Curtis, and Jim, sisters; Ethel Logesson and Grace Iverson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Primrose Lutheran Church, 8770 Ridge Dr., Belleville, WI with the Rev. Nicole Espe officiating with burial in the Primrose West Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Primrose Lutheran Church.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is serving the family.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at

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