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