Dwight A. Olinger 55, of Beecher City, IL passed away at 5:58 PM Sunday Nov. 30, 2014 in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Dwight was born June 22, 1959 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Marvin and Fern Chapman Olinger.
He married Linda Jean Fuesting on Aug. 22, 1981 in Effingham, IL and she passed away on July 12, 2014.
For over 30 years he managed the Bobber Truck Stop in Effingham, IL which is now known as the Flying J Truck Stop.
Dwight was a master cross-stitcher.He was a member of the Greenland Baptist Church near Beecher City and the Effingham Cross-stitching Club.
Surviving are his daughters: Stephanie (Lucas) Kirkbride of Shelbyville and Angela Olinger of Beecher City; mother, Fern Olinger of Beecher City; grandchildren: Sierra Olinger, Jaiden Olinger, Albert Kirkbride, Lizzy Kirkbride and Johnny Kirkbride; brothers and sisters: Dennis (Kim) Olinger of Palmer, IL, Donna Olinger of Plano, TX, Debra (Joe) Tenczar of Effingham and Dawn Olinger of Beecher City; mother-in-law Louise Fuesting of Effingham; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lyle Stewart of Robinson;, IL, Phyllis Swinehart of Bethany, IL, Kenny and Debbie Fuesting of Mt. Juliet, TN, Charlie and Nancy Rohr of Watson, IL, Denny Fuesting of Effingham. Janet and Jim Meyer of Watson, IL, Jim and Sharon Fuesting of Teutopolis, IL Mark and Nicola Fuesting of Effingham, IL Susan Fuesting and Brady Durbin of Effingham, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father Marvin, father-in-law Christopher Fuesting, sister-in-law Carolyn Stewart, brothers-in-law Dennis Swinehart and Robert Couch and nephew Robert Stewart.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday Dec. 4, 2014 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City.Pastor Bob Shaw will officiate.Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home.Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery.Memorials may be made in Dwight’s memory to the Greenland Baptist Church.On line condolences:www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com