May 4, 2021
Terry B. Opp, age 72, of rural Baltic, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his home from complications from Agent Orange Exposure. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Benton Lutheran Church, rural Crooks. Interment will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Sioux Falls.
Terry was born on March 3, 1949 to Herman and Ramona (Rempfer) Opp in Mobridge, South Dakota. He grew up in Isabel, South Dakota until moving with his family to Marion, South Dakota in 1960. He graduated from Marion High School in 1967 and attended Northern State in Aberdeen. On November 6, 1968 he enlisted in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam June 1969-June 1970 as a LOH (light observation helicopter) crew chief in the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment.
Terry returned to South Dakota and began working for John Morrell in Sioux Falls. On March 24, 1972, he married Barbara Brown in Mitchell. They settled in Sioux Falls and then moved to an acreage near the city in 1973. Terry medically retired from John Morrell in February of 1986. In 1993, they moved to their current acreage near Baltic. Terry enjoyed playing in dart leagues, fishing, and hunting. He especially enjoyed boarding horses at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Baltic; daughter: Stefanie (Mark Niffenegger) Opp, Howard, and Tracie (fiancé Tony Inglis), Brandon; grandchildren: Kennedy (fiancé Huse Ibrisevic) Jellis, Ross Jellis, Zoey Inglis, and Patty Niffenegger; great grandchildren: Melina and Jovani Ibrisevic; brothers: Don Opp and Rob Opp, both of Las Vegas; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by parents.