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“Bud,I'm so sorry for your loss...I just heard today of Barb's passing....I have so many wonderful memories both at the lake and at Turner's....so...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Cyndi Ottenweller - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless you. Chris, Carrie, Courtney and Christie Mattern ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carrie Mattern - Fort Wayne, IN

“My heart filled with many happy memories when I heard the sad news today. Childhood memories of fun times with the Olinger family at our cottage on...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: MaryJo Rupinski (Dewey) - NC

“We will miss Barbara so,much. We've been friends for 34 years at Lake. It won't be the same without her. Bud Jon Lisa and family, love you all ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Toni Boyd - Fremont, IN - Friend

“Fred and I will,miss Barbara so much here at lake,pleasant. We been friends for36 years and just wont be the same without her. Bud Jon Lisa and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Fred and Toni Boyd - Fremont, IN

“Barb was a delightful lady! Traveling together to St. Louis is a nice memory. So sorry for your loss. She often spoke so fondly of Budd and family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Laurie Steinbrunner - Fort Wayne, IN

“Budd, Jon and Lisa,May you celebrate Aunt Barbara's life by remembering happy healthy times. Barbara was theatrical and such fun! I have fabulous...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Edwards - Denver, NC

“Thinking of my Aunt Barbara's family and friends during this difficult time. Aunt Barbara and Uncle Bud were positive influences during my childhood,...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dana Watters - bloomington, IN

“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Smock - Fort Wayne, IN


Barbara L. Olinger, 85, passed away on September 5, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the late David and Ireta (Cutler) Gillie. Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Central High School. She enjoyed painting, bowling and playing euchre. She was a member of the Lion's Club. Known as the "Sucker Lady" at Fort Wayne Turner's, Barbara would give all the kids suckers and have them say "please and thank you." Barbara worked at J.C. O'Connor and Sons for 13 years, and then worked as payroll director at IPFW until her retirement. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Budd Olinger; son, Jon (Lisa) Olinger; grandchildren, Carrie (Adam) Lowe, Allison Olinger; and great-grandchildren, Jaydan, Devin, D'Arlen, and Arlef. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Tom and Bob Gillie. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Visitation will also be Friday at the funeral home from 2-6pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Wayne Turners- building fund.