FREEBURG, Minn. — Harold Olinger, 91, of Freeburg passed away Feb. 10, 2012, in Indiana with his daughter and son-in-law at his side.
He was born Sept. 26 1920, to John and Clara (Fisch) Olinger. He attended Laretto High School; Caledonia, Minn. Harold married Mary Graf on Feb. 1, 1949
He farmed the family farm north of Freeburg. In 1989, he received the certificate from the Minnesota State Agricultural Society for the century farm, as it had been in the Olinger family for 100 years. Harold enjoyed many of his years hunting and fishing with his family. He was on the Crooked Creek Town Board for many years. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish Brownsville, Minn.
He is survived by his two daughters, Bonnie (Arthur) Wehrmann, Louisville, Ky., and Louise (Ed) Parks, Taos, N.M.; two grandchildren, Bradley Olinger and Mathew Parks; and sisters-in-law, Jean Olinger Schlitz and Marion Graf.
Harold was preceded in death by wife, Mary (Graf) Olinger; son, Jim Olinger; brother, Ambrose Olinger; in-laws, Dr. Murielle and Loretta Houlihan, Rose Rita Klein, and John Graf.
Harold’s funeral Mass will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church, Brownsville, Minn. Supper will be served immediately after at the church reception hall. His ashes will be buried next to his wife, Mary Olinger, at St. Nicholas Cemetery Freeburg. In lieu of flowers, family asks that memorials be made for the up-keep of Freeburg Cemetery.