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Wednesday January 23rd, 2019
12:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wednesday January 23rd, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Michael Olszewski

Mike Olszewski, son of Bernard & Anna (O’Neil) Olszewski, was born September 19, 1946 in Cook County, Illinois. He graduated from high school and served two years in the US Army in Vietnam.

Mike married Phyllis Saville on December 7, 1996 in Grant City, MO. He worked several years at Trolley Industries (Gummy Bears) in Creston as a warehouse manager. He loved his job and enjoyed the people he worked with. Mike had most recently worked at Pursuit of Independence in Lenox, Iowa. He loved the clients and enjoyed making their lives better. Mike worked at P.O.I. until his health no longer allowed him to do that.

Mike was a member of the United Baptist Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed helping the younger kids collect the offering. Mike had a love for kids and, together with Phyllis, they had many other kids and grandkids that they treated as their own. He loved to spoil his grandkids and he would attend all of their school activities. Mike never knew a stranger and loved to visit with people anytime he was around town. His hobbies included watching westerns and collecting John Wayne memorabilia.

Mike passed away on January 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Earl Olszewski; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Judy Fletchall, Terry Fletchall, Fred (Linda) Fletchall, Jess Fletchall, Ed Fletchall, Frieda Williams; mother-in-law Permelia Fletchall.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis Olszewski of Mount Ayr; his children and their families Kevin (Lesslie) Olszewski of Davenport, IA, Mikey Olszewski of Texas, Jim (Crystal) Olszewski and their kids of Iowa, Heather Olszewski and her kids of Texas, Sandi (Kenny) Heimann of Moline, IL, Chris (Bobbie) Novak and their children Elizabeth, Emma, Ella, Gabe, Jack Novak, all of Galt, MO, Tara (Jason) Lynch and their children Paige & P.J. Lynch, all of Gordon, NE; sister Helen (Ed) Biddy of Texas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include Charlie Fletchall of Mount Ayr, Dwayne (Margaret) Fletchall of Heuvelton, NY, Rex (Linda) Fletchall of Eugene, OR, George Williams, Ruth Ann Fletchall, Donna Fletchall; nieces, nephews other relatives and many good friends.

Open Visitation: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wed, Jan. 23

Family Present: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wed, Jan. 23

Celebration of Life Service: 6:00 p.m. - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Armstrong Funeral Home

Officiant: Pastor Mike Maddy

Flag Presentation & Taps: Army Honor Guard Unit

Memorial: EveryStep Hospice – Mount Ayr

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We are sorry to learn of Mikes death. We look forward to seeing him alive again in the resurrection.

Donna Adams Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Will miss him in church. I remember you renting Moms house and what good renters you were. Mike was a very good nice person to visit with and we will miss him. God bless him and families.

David & Shirley Hightshoe Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

A Medium Basket Garden was ordered on January 22, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

Mike was a Great Boss of mine at Trolli always Happy so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Parcher Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Olszewski

Betty Spangler Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

A Small Dish Garden was sent on January 22, 2019

Thinking of you, wish we could be there for you. Love and miss you, Molly, Morgan, Dwayne, Margaret and Colton

Expression of Sympathy Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

An Autumn Morning was ordered on January 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

A Medium Spathiphyllum was ordered on January 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Olszewski

Marcia Samuelson Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Mike's family, he was a wonderful man.

Eric Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

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