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Michael C. "Barney" Olinger

October 19, 1949 October 26, 2023
Michael C. "Barney" Olinger
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Obituary for Michael C. "Barney" Olinger

MICHAEL C. “BARNEY” OLINGER, 74, of Prophetstown, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 26, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer.

His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with Rev. Joey Garcea officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. A memorial has been established.

Barney was born October 19, 1949, in Morrison, IL, to Gaylord E. and Norma M. (Upton) Olinger. He attended Lyndon grade schools and was a 1967 graduate of Lyndon High School. He married Beth A. Combs on August 23, 1974, in Prophetstown. Barney worked for Prophetstown Township as the Road Commissioner for 46 years. In, addition, he owned and operated Olinger Trucking in Prophetstown for 20 years. Barney was an avid outdoorsman, with a particular love for hunting, fishing and clay shooting. He held memberships in the Morrison, Coleta and DeWitt sportsman clubs. Barney was the assistant coach for the Prophets High School shooting team since 2016. He was also passionate about playing pool, he played in pool leagues multiple nights a week and even traveled to Las Vegas to shoot. Barney took great pride and happiness in spending time with his family and supporting his grandchildren in all of their activities.

Survivors include his wife, Beth; one son, Gabe (Nicole) Olinger of Prophetstown; two grandchildren, Gavin and Avery Olinger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Donald Scott; one brother, Perry Olinger.

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4:00 PM 10/29/2023 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/29/2023 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States





10:00 AM 10/30/2023 10:00:00 AM
Prophetstown United Methodist Church

200 W. 2nd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Prophetstown United Methodist Church
200 W. 2nd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

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Riverside Cemetery (Prophetstown) Final Resting Place

300 E. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

300 E. 3rd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

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