Condolence & Memory Journal

What a blessing to have had you in my life Budd. Your sweet, gentle grin will be missed. My condolences to your family. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Tricia Niederholtmeyer - Fort Wayne, IN   March 31, 2019

Budd, you will be missed my friend!!! Always a fixture at Turners, a smile, a laugh or a joke!!! Rest easy and know that you have touched so many people!!! Thank you for the memories!!!


Eric Mossberger

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2019

Budd I miss you already. It just won't be the same not seeing you sitting at "your table" passing out suckers to the gymnastics kids. So many memories over the years, but the ones I treasure the most are the ones at the golf outings at your cottage at Plesant Lake. So much fun, I will never forget those memories. Say hi to Bard for me!

Posted by Linda Landin - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   March 29, 2019

So sorry to hear this,Budd you were kind,funny and generous person. You we be so missed. RIP my friend.

Posted by Dick Silvers - Fort Wayne, IN   March 28, 2019

To the Olinger Family,

You have my condolences for your loss. At times like this comfort is hard to find with loss of a loved one. I hoe these words from Psalms will bring some comfort to you. God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.

Posted by Zach Burr - Ft. Wayne, IN   March 28, 2019

I will miss you my wonderful brother. Love you dearly

Posted by Nancy Birber - Fort eaynr, IN - Family   March 28, 2019

Budd, you will be missed more than you know. Your wit, your humor, your kindness will never be forgotten. I will miss playing Euchre with you even tho' you won every.single.time. So happy that we got to play one last match a few weeks ago with Cyndi and Jeanne, that was such a blessing to us. I will never forget you and your wonderful stories. R.I.P Budd...Condolences to his Olinger family and his Turner family.

Posted by Christa Bowers - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   March 28, 2019

Budd made memories, every day of his life. He once drove 50 miles to deliver a birthday card to me, because the day after my birthday just wouldn't do.

He taught my children to swim as toddlers, signing them up for classes, taking and them to the lessons and then spending entire summers in the water with them. He was there for ball games and playing golf with them.

When I was hospitalized for several months he spent a part of nearly, every day encouraging me to get better. Sometimes he would even show up during physical therapy and cheer me on.

I will never forget that he constantly told me I was his favorite daughter-in-law. He was glad that I was in the family, because now he got to be taller than someone.

I wish he had passed on his love and expertise of dancing to his son, but there was never smoother dancer on the floor. He was poetry in motion.

He never asked for much, but gave with his whole heart.

Posted by Lisa Olinger - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   March 28, 2019