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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



Opal Luhman


Opal "Punky" (Stage) Luhman, 73, of Chippewa Falls, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Chippewa Valley in Bloomer.

She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 2, 1940, the daughter of Robert Stevenson and Gertrude Brown.

Punky enjoyed fishing with her brothers, children and grandchildren. On Friday nights you would find her playing bingo at the Knights of Columbus hall in Chippewa Falls. She also enjoyed playing with her dog, Jessie.

She is survived by 5 children, Roger (Rhonda) Schneider of Chippewa Falls, Donald (Isabelle) Schneider of New Richmond, Ted (Julie) Schneider of Prescott, Lynn Schneider of River Falls and Kelly (Sue) Gillman of Ellsworth. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Ken Schneider, Doug Schneider and Clint Schneider all of Chippewa Falls, Clayton Schneider of Menomonie, Brier (Matt) Roukema of Lemoore, Calif., Bailey Schneider of New Richmond, Richy and Sami Gillman both of Ellsworth. Punky is also survived by her siblings, Dick (Cheryl) Stage and Jim (Pam) Stage both of Altoona, Roberta (Mel) Rude of Eau Claire and Jerry Stage of Augusta.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Mark Homp of Christ Lutheran Church will be officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire immediately following the service.

Friends may call from 12 Noon until the time of services on Tuesday, September 9 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.horanfuneralhome.com.