Judy Olinger, 78, HuntingburgNovember 16, 2018
The family of Judy Olinger, of Huntingburg, notes her passage into Heaven on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
She was born in Huntingburg to Jacob and Freda (Kellams) Nahler on Dec. 13, 1939. She graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1957 and from Purdue University in 1987. In 2011, she earned the School of Landscape Architecture’s Distinguished Alumnae Award.
She married Norb Olinger on Dec. 31, 1958. She was the mother of a son, Kent, and a daughter, Laura. She had two granddaughters, Amalia and Hannah Frick.
She led as executive director of the City of Huntingburg’s Chamber of Commerce from 1971 through ’75. Further, she provided forty-eight years of advice, designs and labor to the Chamber and City. She devoted her career to the renovation and beautification of downtown Huntingburg.
Throughout the 1970s, she gave ten years as leader of Brownie Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs, Webelos and Boy Scouts.
She was president of the Southridge High School Band Boosters from 1978 through ’80.
She was a past member of the church council of Salem United Church of Christ, in Huntingburg. She served multiple terms as a member of the church’s Buildings and Grounds Committee as well as forty-five years as a member – and director – of the church’s choirs.
She was a past-president of the Huntingburg Foundation, a member of Patoka 2000, and a contributing member of Historic Southern Indiana, and Historic Landmarks of Indiana. Most recently, she served as consultant with Huntingburg’s Stellar Cities Project. She volunteered many years on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals. She was a past member of the Huntingburg Music Club, Huntingburg Study Club and the county’s Celebration Singers.
She earned the Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Leaf award in 2007.
Friends may offer memorial donations to the Salem Church Music Fund and “Gus” Grissom Scholarship Fund of the Purdue Alumni Club of the Dubois County Area.
A memorial service for Judy Olinger will be held at 10:00 a.m, E.S.T., Monday, November 19, 2018, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. Reverend Mike Thompson will officiate the service.
Friends may call for visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m., on Sunday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, and also at Salem United Church of Christ from 9:00-10:00 a.m. the day of the service. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.
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