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Opal Mae Sheer

Oct. 5, 1963 - Mar. 2, 2011

Opal Mae Sheer, age 47, lifelong resident of Onaway, died in Petoskey at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital on Wednesday March 2, 2011.  The daughter of Richard and Karen (Adkins) Rumsey, Opal was born in Detroit on October 5, 1963.  On April 13, 1984 she married Frank W. Sheer in Cheboygan.

Opal enjoyed being a Mom, a wife, and a homemaker and also taking care of the animals she and Frank raised.  For several years she worked in production at Tube Fab - Roman Engineering and throughout the years worked at several different restaurants.
Opal enjoyed gardening, camping, and fishing.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Frank W. Sheer, Sr. of Onaway; son, Frank W. Sheer, Jr.  (Keri Hoeft) of Onaway; daughter, Ashley (Aaron) Fish of Cheboygan; and three grandsons, Dylan, Ethan, and Jydan Fish of Cheboygan.  Also surviving are Opal's mother, Karen Rumsey of Redford; sisters, Diana (Kyle) Brown of Onaway and Paula (Paul) Clouse of Caro; brothers, Richard (Kimberly) of Redford and John (Feleena) Rumsey of Lacey, Washington; mother-in-law, Leona Sheer of Tower; and nieces and nephews.  Opal was preceded in death by her father, Richard Rumsey and her father-in-law, Jack Sheer.

The family of Opal Sheer will receive friends at the Chagnon Funeral Home on Friday March 4, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Christopher Rasper will officiate.  Donations in memory of Opal should be given to he family to help with expenses.  An account for donations has been set-up at the Onaway Credit Union under Frank Sheer Sr., Sub shares 101 for Opal Sheer.

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