In loving memory of Opiew Obang Olagi
Born in Gambella, Ethiopia February 2, 2001, son of Obang Omot and Abejedo Gilo.
After the massacre in Ethiopia fled to Pochalla, South Sudan and to Nairobi, Kenya at the age of 4 in September 2005. Grew up in Daddab Refugee Camp in Kenya. Living there for around 12 years.
March 2017 the family relocated to a Camp Kalobyi Settlement Refugee Camp for 7 months.
Moved to Rochester, MN on October 24, 2017. He was sixteen years old.
Graduated last year from Century High School and played soccer. Friend to everyone and all kinds of people. Lots of friends and connections. He was active here with the Anywaa Church, helping care for children.
Rest in peace to our dearest son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend.
Siblings here in Rochester
Karwah Olagi - sister
Odimbacha Olagi - brother
Olagi Olagi - twin brother
Odhier Olagi - twin brother
Half siblings in Africa
Robin Obang Olagi - Ethiopia
Omot Obang Olagi - Kenya
Carru Obang Olagi - Kenya
Visitation 10 - 11:30 AM Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Rochester Covenant Church (4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901)
Funeral Service 11:30 AM Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Rochester Covenant Church
Burial 1:00 PM Oakwood Cemetery
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Olagi family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.