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OBIT: Judy Charlene Olinger

This news story was published on March 20, 2021.
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Clear Lake – Judy Charlene Olinger, 77, of Mason City, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at her home.

Arrangements are pending at this time.

Judy was born September 22, 1943, the daughter of L.B. and Jean Elaine Elizabeth (Miller) McMurray. She married Robert Wayne Olinger on November 14, 1970, in Swaledale. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1995.

Judy grew up on a farm south of Mason City. She worked at the Clear Lake Bakery earlier in life, and later as a cashier for K-Mart, Cash Wise, Hy-Vee and Econo Foods.

Judy was a past member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, enjoyed reading, bowling and had a passion for animals; especially her cats and dogs. She spent several hours bowling in leagues and playing BINGO with friends. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren during the holidays while preparing her favorite turkey dinner.

Judy is survived by two children, Carrie (Matt) Tyler and Robert Olinger; grandchildren, Anthony (MaKenzie) Johnson, Madi Tyler, T.J. Tyler, Keagan Tyler, Naomi Olinger, Erika Olinger, Lydia Olinger and Annabelle Olinger; great-grandson, Parker Johnson; siblings, Virginia DeWitt, John (Cathy) McMurray, Charles (Beverly) McMurray; step-mother, Carol McMurray; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother-in-law, David DeWitt; and nephew, Bernard DeWitt.

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