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Dr Warren Louis Opheim

Dr Warren Louis Opheim

Birth
Starbuck, Pope County, Minnesota, USA
Death 3 Nov 2014 (aged 94)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 177503750 · View Source
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Warren Opheim M.D.

Warren Louis Opheim, son of Dr. O.V. and Bernadine (Enger) Opheim, was born August 23, 1920 in Starbuck, Minnesota. In 1926 the family moved to Sioux Falls where Warren spent the rest of his life. He graduated from Washington High School and Augustana College. Warren completed medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While serving in the military, he met his wife of nearly 70 years, Millicent Schlegel.

They were married November 11, 1944 and after completing his Army Service in 1948, they moved to Sioux Falls where Warren practiced medicine. He was called to serve as an Army Physician in the Korean War in 1953, and after the war returned to Sioux Falls and continued his medical practice until retiring in 1982.

Warren was an accomplished tennis player, winning the South Dakota State Championship in 1939 and inducted into the South Dakota Tennis Hall of fame in 1995.

He is survived by his wife Millicent; daughters Judy (Ronald) Benson, Winona, Minnesota, Carol Opheim, Seattle, Washington, a son, Warren O.V. (Jan) Opheim, M.D., Sioux Falls; grandchildren Kristen (James) Longway, Stillwater, Minnesota, Chad Benson, Hudson, Wisconsin; great grandchildren Christopher, Cameron, and Madelyn.

His parents, sisters Jean Morton and Sylvia Parks, and daughter Beth Helen Opheim, preceded him in death.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm with a funeral service at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 5 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church or Doughtery Hospice House.


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  • Created by: Teresa
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177503750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Warren Louis Opheim (23 Aug 1920–3 Nov 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177503750, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Teresa (contributor 48809896) .