Marion Dickinson Oldenburg

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016

OBIT Marion Oldenburg

Marion Dickinson Oldenburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born in New Orleans, LA on February 20, 1933 and lived most of her adult life in Arabi, LA. She resided in Picayune, MS since 2006. 

Beloved wife of the late Peter Francis Oldenburg, Jr. for the last 60 years. Loving mother of Gair Oldenburg (Robin), Karen Oldenburg O’Neil (Keith) and Sharon Oldenburg Sortina (Chris). Grandmother of Kelly Clark (Timmy), Erik Oldenburg (Leila) and Payge Oldenburg (Tyler), Michael Saitta (Kristy), Mallory O’Neil, Kailyn O’Neil, Sage Sortina and Cole Sortina. Great-Grandmother of Tayler Clark, Easton Clark and Landon Saitta. She was the daughter of the late Harry E. Dickinson, Sr. and Frances Blanche Lorio Dickinson, sister of Lloyd Dickinson and the late Harry E. Dickinson, Jr., Blanche Dickinson Arnoult, Ethyl Dickinson Gueymard, Anice Dickinson, Bernice Dickinson, Earl Dickinson, Myrtle Dickinson, Bertin Dickinson, Cecile Dickinson Brown, George Dickinson, Roy Dickinson, Claire Dickinson Biamonte and Edward Dickinson.

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She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was the former secretary to Mr. O. Perry Walker and a homemaker. She was a graduate of Francis T. Nicholls High School and attended Soule’ College. For many years she volunteered as a secretary and worker for various churches including St. Robert Bellarmine and Annunciation Churches and worked with the elderly at the Chateau De Notre Dame. She was a devout parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Maurice Churches. Her home was always open to the neighborhood kids who called her “Martha” after a mispronunciation she never lived down, but embraced as endearing. She was the center of her home and family and she passed on her qualities of love, charity and devotion to those she touched. “Mawzie” sadly leaves behind her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren but is reunited with her “Honey” as the best Father’s Day gift he could receive. She will be sadly missed.

The family is so thankful to have had wonderful
ladies, Virginia Purvas and Lugene Martin, as caregivers,
who showed love and respect and made it possible to fulfill her wish to remain at home, as well as Sarah and Diedra of Forest Home Hospice. To you we extend our deepest gratitude.

In lieu of flowers: Mass Intentions, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Catholic Charities.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment following at Metairie Cemetery.

Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, please visit