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Stech, Opal D. (Opal Doris), 1909-2005



  • Existence: October 12, 1909 - December 12, 2005

Biographical Information

Opal D. Stech was born October 12, 1909 in Huntington County. She was a member of the Purdue Class of 1932, and she earned her B. S. in home economics and mathematics from Purdue in 1932. She received a M.A. from Columbia University in 1939; and did gerontology studies at State University of Iowa in 1964. Stech dedicated her career to teaching home economics at all levels and working as an Extension specialist. She taught in Huntington and Allen Counties; at Juniata College, Huntington, PA; Central Agriculture College, Warsaw Poland; the University of Massachusetts; and was head of home economics at Manchester College in 1955-1973.

In recognition of her many contributions, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1970 from Purdue University.


The Voice, Official Newsletter of the INAFCS, vol. 84, no. 2, p.8.

Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, Anonymous, Nov. 2006; 98, 4; Social Science Module, p. 80.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Opal D. Stech scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 36
Scope and Contents The Opal D. Stech collection is contained in a scrapbook, which documents Opal Stech's time as a Purdue student. The scrapbook includes programs from various events, invitations, newspaper clippings, news photographs and mementos. Some of the organizations and subjects in the scrapbook include the Purdue Christian Foundation, the Little Theater, the Women's Athletic Association, numerous convocations and lectures, Kappa Beta, Mother's Day events, The Twelve (Christian group), R. O. T. C., the...
Dates: 1928 - 1934