William Oloff

William Walter "Bill" Oloff

Saturday, December 18th, 1943 - Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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William W. “Bill” Oloff, 75, died peacefully at his summer home overlooking the Wapsipinicon River north of Independence, IA on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Bill was born on December 18, 1943 in Logan, IA the son of William D. and Doreen M. “Sissy” (Stuhr) Oloff. He attended the Minden, IA School as was a member of the last graduating class of 1961. He joined the United States Army on March 22, 1962. While on leave from the Army in 1963 he met the love of his life, Patricia L. Willoughby, at the Pottawattamie County Fair in Avoca, IA. They later eloped on December 27, 1964 in Preston, MN. Bill was Honorably discharged on March 19, 1965, and he and Patricia made their home in Minden, IA where he worked with his father at the local Oliver Tractor dealership. They moved to Waterloo, IA in 1968 where Bill started to work for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as a Insurance Agent for a few years. In 1970 he started to work as a Parts Manager for the Freightliner dealer in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, IA. In early 2012 they moved to their winter home in Trinity, TX, and spent their summers at their summer home on the Wapsipinicon River in rural Independence, IA.

Bill loved spending weekends on the river with friends and family. In his retirement years he loved to travel throughout the country with his wife, Pat. His favorite place was Memphis, TN which was a must do stop every year on their way to and from their winter home in Trinity, TX.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia Oloff, Independence, IA, his son, Thomas (Kay) Oloff, Cedar Rapids, IA, his daughter, Tamara (Jim) Allbright, Baton Rouge, LA, four grandchildren, and great grandchild, a sister, Carol (Darrell) Sand, Grand Junction, IA, and many nieces and nephews

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William and Doreen “Sissy” Oloff.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial to the William Oloff family % Reiff Family Center 216 3rd Ave SE Independence, IA 50644.

A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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David Beebe

Posted at 12:11pm
Bill was one of my best buddies while growing up in Minden, IA. We hunted, fished, skinny dipped, played pool, smoked, drank beer, played poker, shot firecrackers, skipped school, drove around in his dad's '49 Ford, chased girls, and played pranks on one another. Even though we followed diverging paths in life, my memories of Bill have always remained with me. I would like to think that one day we will meet again.

Mike and Kris Wester

Posted at 08:53pm
Still can’t believe Oloff is gone! Gone but never ever forgotten! We have so many’s impossible to pick our favorite one! Every time we were together...another memory was made. Rest In Peace, Oloff. Our sincerest and heartfelt sympathies to Pat and the family! We are here for you, Pat!! Friends forever....the Westers

Minister Barbara Treadway

Posted at 11:28pm
I'm so sorry for the loss of a great man. My daughter Tateum lost her bestfriend her Grandpa Bill, My deepest condolences. Prayers for the family and friends. Pic is of Luke his great grandson Luke holding a picture of Great grandpa.

Minister Barbara Treadway Posted at 11:29pm

I don't think the picture post. My apologies.

Diane Carman

Posted at 03:15pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat, Tammy, and Tom at this difficult time. I can't recall ever seeing Bill without a smile on his face. My heart breaks for you.
Diane (Bahlmann) Carman

John Shriver

Posted at 01:48pm
Condolences to the family. Many fond memories of our days as cabin neighbors.

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