Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Eugene Opperman Sr.
Eugene E. "Oppie" Opperman Sr., 86, 05633 state Route 219, New Knoxville, died Feb. 20, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born March 3, 1923, in Shelby County, to Esta and Florence Kennedy Opperman. On Oct. 24, 1942, he married Betty Fogt, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Gene Jr. (Ruth) Opperman, New Knoxville; a daughter, Florence (Don) Schroer, New Knoxville; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, where he worked as a laboratory technician. A 1941 graduate of Botkins High School, he was a member of New Knoxville United Methodist Church.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial is at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the New Knoxville United Methodist Church.
Condolences can be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.