Marion L. “Minnie” Oppermann, age 93, passed away peacefully November 8, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to the late Harvey and Margaret King.
After graduating Uniontown High School, she married the late Albert “Bud” Oppermann. Living for a time in State College, Pennsylvania, Minnie and her husband became life-long Penn State Football fans. She was a dedicated homemaker to her five children. Minnie was a wonderful “Mammie” to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bud Oppermann, in 2003, three brothers, Harvey Jr., Edward and Gerald, and one sister, Jane Garrow.
She is survived by her children, Albert “Buddy” Oppermann (Debbie) of Wilmington, Betsy Murphy (Robert) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary Beth Young (Richard) of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, Ann Burt (Ron) of Raleigh, North Carolina and, Leslie Slate (Edmund) of Wilmington; also survived by 12 grandchildren, Sean Murphy, Amy Dischler (Dennis), Matthew Murphy (Renee), Richard Young, Jr. (Sarah), Ashley McEvoy (Dan), Nick Mangum (Claudin), Christopher Slate, Kelly Baltzer (Adam), Olivia Slate, SaraBeth Oppermann, Riley Slate and Grace Slate, 13 great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Nancy D’Auria.
The family would like to thank Christina, from Comfort Keepers, and Delaware Hospice for their compassionate care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Comfort Keepers or Delaware Hospice.