Opal Viola Lubrecht, 88, of Harmony, died peacefully after a short illness on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in York Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, the daughter of Ingval and Clara (Hendrickson) Bjortomt. She cared for her parents up until their deaths while living in Bristol Center.

On April 15, 1958, she married Arthur Lubrecht at Saetersdal Lutheran Church. They moved to their home in Greenleafton in 1969 where they lived until 2005. During that time she worked at HECO for nine years followed by 20 years as a home health aide.

She and her husband moved to the Harmony Manor in 2005 and from there they moved to Harmony Healthcare Center. They were happily married 51 years. Mr. Lubrecht died in 2009 at the age of 100.

Mrs. Lubrecht was a longtime member of Saetersdal Lutheran Church. She loved gardening, canning her own vegetables and crocheting in her younger years.

She is survived by one brother, Kenny Bjortomt of Two Harbors, Minn.; 13 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle (Buddy) Bjortomt, and one sister, Leona Grabau.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, at the Saetersdal Lutheran Church with the Rev. Maureen Hagen officiating. Burial was in the Saetersdal Lutheran Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.