Source: North Manchester News-Journal, Feb 24, 2010
Patricia A. Oppenheim, 69, of Leesburg, Indiana, died on 2/11/2010 at 8:51 am at her residence. She was born on July 19, 1940 in DuQuoin, IL.
Pat was born to Leslie T. Harrison and Dorothy M.
(Stanton) Harrison. On November 29, 1969 in Syosset, NY she was united in
marriage to J. Phillip Oppenheim. Phil preceded her in death August 23, 1994.
Pat was a 1958 graduate of DuQuoin High School. Also she was a 1961 graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in accounting.
In 1961 she took a position with the Magnavox Corporation of Fort Wayne, IN. in the finance department. After marrying Phil she became active in the family business, Oppenheim's Department and Catalog Stores, located in Wabash and Kosciusko counties. After Phil's passing Pat continued to operate the stores until her retirement.
She was involved in several philanthropic endeavors including serving as member of the Board of Directors of Kosciusko Community Hospital; Board of Directors of the K21 Foundation and former finance Chairman for the United Way of Kosciusko County. For several years she was a substantial donor to the Indiana Nature Conservancy and was a major benefactor and member of the Presidents Club of Hillsdale College of Hillsdale, MI. In addition, Pat was a longtime member of the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club of Leesburg, IN.
Pat is survived by her loving family, including her father Leslie T. Harrison of Leesburg, IN., her sister Jo A. (spouse Steven E.) Satterfield of Rapidan, VA; nieces Amy M. (Satterfield) Bryant of Alexandria, VA.; Wendy S. (spouse Chris) (Satterfield) Stewart of Indialantic, FL.; grand niece Sarah E. Stewart and grand nephew Zachary Stewart both of Indialantic, FL.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Al and Barbara (Oppenheim) Eisenstein of Long Boat Key, FL.
Pastor Glenn Hall officiated the services which were held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel - Warsaw, IN on Monday, February 22, 2010. Burial was private at Oaklawn Cemetery North Manchester, IN.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel - Warsaw was in charge of arrangements. The family has kindly requested memorial contributions be made to the following organizations:
The J.P. and P.A. Oppenheim
Fund to benefit the Kosciusko County United Way
102 E. Market St.
Warsaw, IN. 46580
Hillsdale College: Office of Institutional Advancement
33 E. College St.
Hillsdale, MI. 49242