In Memory of Patricia M. Olinger

Patricia M. Olinger
Patricia M. Olinger
Born: November 4, 1947
Died: October 17, 2014
Age: 66
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Patricia M. Olinger
November 4, 1947 - October 17, 2014
From: Nevada, IA

Patricia Olinger, age 66, of Nevada, Iowa, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor David R. Burling officiating.  Burial will be in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services on Monday. 

Born November 4, 1947, in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Patricia Marie (Wilson) Olinger was the daughter of Garold and Lola (Vierkandt) Wilson.  She graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1965, then attended AIB in Des Moines.  On November 5, 1967, she married Richard Dean Olinger in Iowa Falls.  The couple settled in Nevada in 1971, where they raised their three sons:   Craig, Scott, and Dan. 

Pat worked many years at JC Penney’s in Ames, retiring as Human Resources Manager in 2007.  She enjoyed quilting and sewing, traveling, and reading.  Most of all, Pat loved visiting her children and grandchildren. 

Survivors include her husband, Richard; three sons, Craig (Trish) Olinger of Pewaukee, WI, Scott (Kristi) Olinger of Wichita, KS, and Dan (Julie) Olinger of Walnut Creek, CA; seven grandchildren, Madelyn, Ethan, Leah, Brad, Jack, Adam, and Sarah; a brother, Dennis (Judy) Wilson of Iowa Falls; a sister, Betty (Gene) Kuhlman of Tulsa, OK; and many extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Wilson.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Patricia and her family.  Memorials in Patricia’s name may be directed to Memorial Lutheran Church of Nevada.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM
“Dick, Just found out yesterday of your loss. Our sympathy goes out to you and all of your family.
God Bless all of You! Bill and Colleen Timothy”
- Bill and Colleen Timothyu
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM
“Dick and sons... So very sorry to hear about Pat. I always consider her one of the truly true ladies I ever knew. I will always think of her as a really kind and thoughtful person. I will always remember the good times we had at 7th street and Westwood. My thoughts go out to you and your entire family. I will always remember Pat. Craig Amos”
- craig amos
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM
“Dick and boys,
I just found out about your loss tonight or I would have been there today. So many wonderful memories of Pat and your family when all our boys were young. What a great time we had with you all. I am shocked and saddened. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Our love to you all, Judy, Tim Weaver and Matt Weaver”
- Judy Ackerman (Weaver)
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM
“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Olinger family. We have enjoyed numerous times with Pat and she will be missed. Cherish your wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Cheryl & Frank Petsche
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM
“Dan & Family,

I know this is a tough time for all of you and that adjustment will take some time. Please know that I am praying for all of you to find peace and grace in this time. Travel safely and find comfort in each other. Please let me know if there is anything you need that I can provide. Until then, I'll continue praying.

Love Always,
- Connie Chesner
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM
“Dick and family,
My heart is saddened by your loss. Please accept my sympathy and condolences in Pat's untimely passing. Heaven is truly a little more classy with her inclusion.
Thoughts and prayers,
Sherry (Reger) Stanbrough
- Sherry Stanbrough
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM
“That's just not right...”
- Bob Hattery
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM
“ Sorry for your loss. Was a part of her Penney's family and recently the retirees. Was looking forward to seeing her for her birthday lunch. She and all of you are in my heart.”
- Becky Ogden
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM
“Dick & Family,

Our very heartfelt and deepest sympathy to all of of you at this difficult time. All our love and support to you and family.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. May we all find peace in that Pat was able to pack so much happiness into her 66 years of life.

All our love,
Cleve & Sheila Crowningshield
Northfield, MN.

- Cleve & Sheila Crowningshield
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11:00 a.m.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Madelyn Olinger
Ethan Olinger
Leah Olinger
Brad Olinger
Jack Olinger
Adam Olinger
Sarah Olinger


One hour prior to services
Monday, October 20, 2014
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Lois Theesfield, Organist
Ron Haley, Soloist


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa