Arthur K. Oppenhein was born Feb. 21, 1953, in Owyhee, Nevada, to Clifton and Lillian Oppenhein. He was raised in Stockton, Utah, attending school there and in Tooele. He then went to boarding school in Carson City, Nevada, and Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California.
Art served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1971-1973. He was stationed in Germany. Returning home, he worked at Tooele Army Depot and Dugway. He was an enrolled member of the Te-Moke Tribe-Western Shoshone. He served on the Utah Native American Veterans Association.
Art is survived by his companion of 22 years Janice Johnson; brothers Clifton and Dennis Oppenhein, Victor, Clint and Lydell Oppenhein, Linsay Oppenhein; sisters Donna Chavez, Francis Prior, Charlene and Christine Oppenhein, Margaret and Clarinda Opppenhein, Annette Bear. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton F. Oppenhein, Lilian and Richard Bear; brothers Larry, Leon and Steven Bear, Lloyd and Mark Oppenhein; nephews Albert Chavez, Johnnie Bear.
Services were held July 22, 2022, in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Burial in the Battle Mountain Cemetery.