Robert James Opsahl Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.)
December 28, 1922 – March 5, 2019
Robert J. Opsahl, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret), 96, passed away Tuesday, March 5, in the company of his devoted wife Muriel; three of his four sons, Robert, Craig and Barton, (son Jason preceded him in death); granddaughters Rebecca Yeaman and Rachael Opsahl-Tyrrell, with their husbands Tom and Branden; grandson Logan Opsahl, great grandchildren Ryan Zawerschnik and Kayla Mather RN; daughter-in-law Theresa; and loving friend Lisa Pardue. Born in Minneapolis in 1922, Bob became a true Floridian upon his retirement from the US Air Force, a career he began as a fighter pilot and ended as a B-52 bomber pilot. His love of flight continued through the blue skies for decades with family and friends, and he was honored with other WWII veterans at a special event on Veterans' Day. He was an avid golfer at Ventura Country Club where he once scored a hole-in-one. He is survived by his wife, three sons, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A celebration of his life is planned for March 13, 1:00, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 106 East Church Street in Orlando as he takes his last flight into the arms of our Lord on wings of his own.
- Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019