Frederick G. “Fred” Olinger, 69, of National City, California, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022 at his home. The son of Frederick “Fritz” and Rose Mary (Berneburg) Olinger, Fred was born on July 29, 1952 in Wabash, Indiana.
After graduating from Manchester High School in 1971, Fred went on to earn his Associates degree from Vincennes University in 1973. He worked at Laketon Refinery for many years before joining the Navy. During his military career he worked in the boughs of naval ships.
Fred had a servant’s heart and a strong work ethic. He honored his faith and love for God by giving jackets and umbrellas to the homeless while living in California. His love for his family, including his heavenly mother, was pure. Throughout his life Fred overcame many health concerns, despite this, Fred remained loving to those around him.
The loving memory of Fred Olinger will be forever cherished by his brothers, Noel (Ann Marie) Olinger, Conway, South Carolina, John Olinger, North Manchester, and Anthony “Tony” (Tricia) Olinger, Lafayette; sisters, Mary Carter, Cincinnati, Ohio, Julie (Dean) Wendel, South Whitley, and Clare Dials, Peru; sister-in-law, Marci Olinger, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frederick “Fritz” and Rose Mary Olinger; brothers, Timothy and Christopher Olinger; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Carter and Doug Dials.
Family and friends may call Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114, North Manchester, Indiana. A funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. following visitation. Father Dennis DiBenedetto will officiate. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Fred Olinger, memorial contributions may be made to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Vernon Manor Children’s Home, 1955 Vernon Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
The family of Fred Olinger has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church Catholic Church
1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester IN 46962
1955 Vernon Street, Wabash IN 46992