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Opal Maline, 90 - April 18, 2007


Opal Elizabeth (Anderson) Maline, 90, of Gothenburg, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long Term Care facility.
Services were to be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Rick Rehmert officiating. Burial will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Maline was born on Feb. 24, 1917, to Charlie E. and Hattie (Peterson) Anderson at Etna. She attended elementary school at the Etna School in Custer County.
She attended Gothenburg High School graduating in 1934. During high school, she took normal training and taught school at Etna and Rock Island until she was married.
Maline was united in marriage to Byron Maline on Aug. 10, 1939, at North Platte. To this union, three children were born. After the couple were married, they remained on Rock Island Table until 1986, then they moved to town.
Following the death of her husband in August of 1991, she continued to live at home with her son until 2005, when she moved to Hilltop Estates for one year, then she moved to the Gothenburg Long-Term Care facility for a little more than 15 months.
She was a member of the New Hope Dorcas, the Rock Island Extension Club and the Gothenburg Evangelical Free Church, where she taught Sunday school and participated in the women’s ministries of the church.
?Maline was a very caring individual who loved caring for her family as well as helping on the farm and with livestock, according to family members. She also enjoyed baking and sharing her baked goods with family and friends.
?She was preceded in death by: her husband, Byron; brother, Wallace Anderson; sister, Delores Knoedler; grandson, Chuck White; daughter-in-law, Joyce Maline.
Survivors include: her sons—Vernon Maline of Gothenburg and Gaylord Maline of Gothenburg and Lexington; her daughter, Lynette (Richard A.) White of Lexington; a brother, Wesley Anderson of Gothenburg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law—Stanley Maline (Bernice) of Wallace, Aksel (Betty) Jensen of Kearney, Rose Marie Swanson of Cozad, Bonnie Maline of Gothenburg and Harold Knoedler of Brady.
Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical Free Church and the Gothenburg Senior Citizen Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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