John was born in Iola, Wisconsin on March 4, 1952, a son of the late Blanche (Bailey) and William Opperman. He married Susan Larson on June 7, 1996 at the Red Mill Chapel in the Woods near Waupaca. John graduated from Iola- Scandinavia High School in 1970 where he competed in football, wrestling and track. John attended Fox Valley Technical College and received a degree in Data Processing. He also played softball along with BABA basketball and baseball. He was very fond and humbled that he met so many nice people while he competed in sports. John also enjoyed golfing, served on the Board of Directors at Glacier Wood Golf Course and was one of the originators of the Friday night golf league and the “Green Jacket” Tournament held yearly. John worked for Millcraft Housing in Waupaca as a drywaller/carpenter, Leight Trucking, Boldt Consruction, Kimberly Clark, Krause Publication and retired from the Waupaca Foundry after 19 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Opperman of Amherst Jct.; father and mother-in-law, Orville and Ramona Larson of Rosholt; brothers: William (Kathy Beyersdorf) Opperman Jr., Iola; Robert (Jeanne) Opperman, Iola; James (Cathy) Opperman, Onalaska; Tom (Sue) Opperman, Iola; sister, Mary (Jim) McCarville, Iola; and sister-in-law, Diane Opperman, Iola. John was preceded in death by brother, Richard Opperman.
A Memorial Service for John will be held at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Big Falls, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5th, with Reverend Janice Kuder officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, 4-7 p.m. at Voie Funeral Home and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Register Book and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.voiefuneralhome.com