CROSBY — Mable Fern Caddy, age 96, of Crosby, died on Feb. 3, 2011, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Mable was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Farm Island Township, Aitkin County, to Clifford and Alma (Duchane) Oppelt. She was the fourth oldest of a family of 10 children. She married William Ernest “Buster” Caddy on Oct. 31, 1934.
Three children were born to Buster and Mable, Marsha (Steve) Jelencich, Larry and William “Bill” Caddy, all of the Crosby area. She is survived by her three children; six grandchildren, Todd and Troy Caddy, Chad and Stephanie Caddy, Debra (Floyd) Jensen, and Kelly (Jeff) Klein; great-daughters, Skylar Caddy, Kelsey Jensen and Gracesen Klein; and great-grandson, Kellen Klein; sister, Lorna McDonald; and brother, Frank Oppelt; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William “Buster” in 1977; sisters, Arsalie Monson, Audrey Hogan, Jessie Abbott, Sara Bonneville, Ruth Lehrke; and brothers, Bud and Glen Oppelt.
Mable was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, painter and wall paper hanger. She was an avid fisherwoman, both summer and winter fishing. In the spring she loved to pick fiddle heads and asparagus. Her flower garden was her pride and joy. In the fall she enjoyed picking bittersweet and harvesting acorns for the DNR. She also loved picking berries of all kinds. The coffee pot was always on and Mable was happiest when she had a house full of family and friends and was frying fish.
She was a member of the Myrin-James American Legion Auxiliary, the Aitkin VFW Auxiliary and the Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church, Crosby.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-6 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.