Budd D. Olinger

  • Died: March 26, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Budd D. Olinger, 88 passed away March 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in April 1, 1930 in North Manchester, IN to the late Rupert Wayne and Flossie Ozerna Olinger. Budd met and began dating his wife, Barbara in the seventh grade and they graduated together from Central High School in 1950. They married in 1950, then Budd was deployed with the Army to Korea. He served his country for 18 months and earned 3 bronze stars. Budd was a longtime member of Fort Wayne Turners. He was a truck mechanic for Courier Newsom for 32 years and Interstate Motor Freight for 2 years and FWCS for 15 years. Budd is survived by his son Jon (Lisa Clegg) Olinger of Fort Wayne, IN grandchildren Carrie (Adam) Lowe of Brownsburg IN and Allison Olinger of Fort Wayne, IN; great grandchildren Jaydan Jay Lowe, Devin Jay Lowe, D'Arlen Anthony Lowe and Arlef Ray Lowe. He is also survived by his sisters Linda (Walt) Leimer and Nancy (Joseph) Bieber both of Fort Wayne, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara L Olinger, September 5, 2017 and his brothers, Max Lowell and Donovan Olinger. Services will be 4pm Sunday March 31, 2019 at D.O McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN with calling 2 hours prior. Memorials may be made to Fort Wayne Turners. To sign the online guest book go to www.mccombandsons.com


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

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