302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Marion L. “Minnie” King Oppermann

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.


Funeral Services

Friends may visit with the family at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE.  Interment at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE.


    Carol Baverstock writes,
    I will miss Minnie Oppermann. It was fun to see her when she would visit Raleigh. She made me feel special. Whenever I saw Minnie, she was happy and upbeat. I can see that spirit in her children and grandchildren. God bless the family that she loved and who loved her so. May God console you in your loss.
    11/10/2017 11:09 pm
    Melissa (Bill & Pattie Hutchinson's daughter), Brent, Emily, & Hannah Keith lit a candle and writes,
    With loving thoughts and wonderful memories of Aunt Minnie!! We would like to express our sincere, heartfelt condolences. Our prayers for comfort, strength, and peace are with the entire family. May God bless you all and wrap his loving arms around each of you!
    11/12/2017 01:37 pm
    Marilyn Mengden lit a candle and writes,
    Minnie was one of the sweetest women I've known.She always had a smile and was a light which will be truly missed.My condolences to her family. Sincerely Marilyn Mengden
    11/13/2017 10:05 am
    Donna E. Smith lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Leslie and Family, My condolences for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Donna
    11/13/2017 03:35 pm

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