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Patricia A. Oesterreicher

June 23, 1942 - January 10, 2022

Patricia A. Oesterreicher was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Patricia passed away January 10, 2022 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 79.  She will be greatly missed.

Born June 23, 1942 to Merlin White and Helen Mitas in Saginaw, Michigan. Patricia grew up in Albee Township of Michigan, and attended high school in Chesaning, Michigan where she met and fell in love with her best friend, Jim. She married James Erwin Oesterreicher August 10, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albee Township, Michigan. The two moved from Michigan to Pittsburgh, on to New Jersey and Ohio, Pennsylvania to California and finally Texas, having three sons along the way. Wherever they were, Patricia had an incredible way of making each place a special home for her family.

Pat had a talent for preparing and hosting the warmest gatherings for family and friends, making special memories for all gathered.  Known for her superior bridge playing, she had prowess on the golf course, as well. Once shooting a hole in one, Patricia was an avid golfer who relished getting time on the course. Mapping out golf courses in the area, she would create special outings for she and Jim, often inviting close friends to join in.

Patricia’s loving heart was a beacon of light to all who knew her. She cared for others without end. With her priority to care for her husband Jim, three sons and grandchildren, she still set aside time to volunteer with numerous organizations. Close to her heart, she worked diligently with the Spina Bifida Association and Scottish Rite of Dallas.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Oesterreicher of Athens, Texas; son, Scott Oesterreicher and wife, Michelle of McKinney, Texas; son, Tom Oesterreicher and wife, Sandy of Arvada, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Melissa Oesterreicher of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Nicole, Kaitlin, Julia, Owen, and Elise; brother, Harold Mitas and wife, Sue of McKinney, Texas; sister, Mary Lou Hudecek and husband, Jim of St. Charles, Michigan, and a host of other loving family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son, David James Oesterreicher.

A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday January 15, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at on Patricia’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.  Interment will be held at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.

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We send our sincere condolences and love to the Oesterreicher family. We cherish great memories of time with Pat and Jim. Diane and Norm Wells, January 18, 2022 Such sad news. Steve and I were fortunate to know Pat and always felt welcomed. May the Good Lord welcome her with open arms and grant everlasting peace to her and her beautiful family. Steve and Patrice Cason, January 16, 2022 Dear Jim, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know you have great Love for Pat. But now she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in a better place. A Place she and you can call Eternal Home - Heaven. It is the separation from our Love ones that makes our hearts sad. However, we have the joy of knowing, we shall see them again. Jim, I look forward to talking with you very soon. Kindest Regards and Deep Respect, --Wynn Wynn and Brenda Watkins, January 15, 2022 So many wonderful times together. We will always treasure the memories.
Chuck and Ginny Pearson, January 15, 2022 Jim, Scott and Tom, it is a sad day to learn that Patty has left our family. As a child I remember all the fun times we had at Grandma’s when the family gathered for holidays and other special occasions. She was gracious and fun to be with and I cherish all the times I spent with her.
Carol and Barry Nelson, January 15, 2022 Our prayers of Love and Peace for your family, Gerald & Virginia Combs, January 15, 2022 My deepest sympathies. Cynthia Menzer, January 14, 2022 Jim, Our prayers are certainly with you and your family always, but especially through these most difficult times. Our Father will always be there with you and your family, to get you through these difficult times. God Bless, Wilson & Maragette Dunnington
Wilson Dunnington , January 14, 2022 Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jim, Scott, & Tom and all of your entire families.
Gary & Trudie Davis, January 14, 2022 Pat was a dear friend for many years and will be greatly missed. Condolences to all of the family.
Marilyn DeFore, January 14, 2022 Sincere condolences from an old JCP partner to you Jim and all your family. Turning 96 soon and still have wonderful thoughts of 'the good old days'. From Burlington, NC.
Frank T Bradley, January 14, 2022 I am so sorry to hear this and will always remember your lovely, gracious wife. My husband, Mike recently passed. He described Pat as a “class act”. He was right. God bless you and your family. With sincere sympathy,
Maureen McLaughlin , January 14, 2022 Dear Jim and Families, Linda and I extend our condolences and sympathies on the passing of Pat. We always enjoyed our time together and Pat was always the brite light of the gathering. Always smiling and gracious in a warmhearted way. May she rest in piece. Our Love Bruce and Linda
Bruce and Linda Hill, January 14, 2022 Pat was one of the nicest people that I have ever met. She will be missed. God be with her. Don and Bobbie Odell, January 14, 2022 R.I.P Pat.
Anthony Maurer, January 14, 2022 Dear Jim, Florence and I offer our deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. May God bless you and your family.
Mike & Florence Ray, January 13, 2022 Jim, Charlotte Sue and I are thinking about you and your family during this sad time. We pray God will comfort you and give you peace. Jerry and Charlotte Sue Scott , January 13, 2022 My deepest condolences to Jim and the family. I have fond memories of Pat from when I was young. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Luanne Veale, January 13, 2022 Hi Jim, want to extend my condolences to you and the family on the passing of Pat. May she "Rest in Peace". God Bless.
OWEN JONES, January 13, 2022 Sending the deepest sympathy and love to your family.
Debbie and Jim Mitas, January 13, 2022