William and Patricia "Bill and Pat" Olwig
1935 - 2020

Olwig, William "Bill" and Patricia "Pat"

William "Bill" Olwig (b. April 16, 1935) and his wife, Patricia "Pat" (nee Abeln) Olwig (b. April 23, 1937) are resting in the arms of the Lord on May 1, 2020. Bill was baptized in Christ at St. Peter & Paul. Pat was baptized at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Loving parents to: Bill Olwig, Rose (Olwig) & Steve Schroeder, Joe & Debbie (Walters) Olwig, Bob & Sharon (Meyer) Olwig; Tom & Natalie (Compton) Olwig, Mark & Sandy (Morgan) Olwig, Pat & Kari (Krause) Olwig; loving grandparents to Anne (Mike), Mike (Amanda), Liz, Jess (Pat), Melissa Rose, Stephanie, TJ, Joe (Laura), Trevor (Jennifer), Ali, Dan (Gretchen), Mallory, Anna, Molly, Nick, Jake, Ryan, Justin, Jack, Kyle and great-grandparents to Micayla, Brad, Jack, Reilly, Audrey, William, Piper and Henry; dear brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law to: Donna (Abeln) & Gene Hale, Larry (deceased) & Jane Abeln, Ray & Joan Abeln, Dick & Pat (deceased) Olwig, Bob & Maureen Olwig.

Bill and Pat cherished their Catholic faith, family and many friends. They were active parishioners at St. Ferdinand in Florissant and St. Joe's of Cottleville. Bill was proud of his Sheet Metal Local 36 membership and enjoyed his many years as co-owner at C&R Mechanical. Bill was always very generous with his time, willing to help anyone in need and enthusiastically supported the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Pat was a longtime volunteer. In addition to raising a family of seven, she was a preschool teacher at Mrs. VanDerBeck's, a Woman of Marygrove, member of CCW, taught PSR to special needs & Downs Syndrome children, and was a Eucharistic minister. Somehow they found time to watch a lot of soccer games over the years, and as a result have fans from near and far! They were wonderful role models, dear friends to so many and unconditionally loved their entire family. They were most proud of the family they created and were the most happy when all were together.

For their Spark, our hearts brim with Gratitude.

For their shared flight home, our spirits bow in Awe." -- TJ Olwig

Special thanks to the amazing staff at Progress West Hospital giving care and comfort to those affected by the pandemic.

Services: We will have a Celebration of Life Mass and reception when we can all share memories and stories together. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Vincent de Paul or Marygrove.

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Post - Dispatch on May 5, 2020.
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17 Entries
Chandler Heath
July 2, 2020
Robert Tatum
May 24, 2020
My prayers go out to all of the Olwig family. I treasure all the memories I have growing up as next door neighbors to Bill and Pat on Ensenada Dr. They will be truly missed.
Sharon Davis
May 9, 2020
Sending prayers to my high school coach, Mark, and his entire family during this difficult time.
May 9, 2020
When I read the news that Bill and his wife had passed memories came flowing through of the time that Bill and my dad, Elmer Strate worked together side by side at C&R. Bill was there for my mom and I when my dad passed away from asbestos cancer. Celebrate their life, hold onto your memories, and most of all take care.
Donna Kepley
May 9, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your parents. My heartfelt condolences go out to Mark and the entire Olwig family. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Mary Wade
May 9, 2020
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Olwig family. We lift all of you up in our prayers. May God's eternal grace shine upon your loving parents and may He give you peace in this time of sorrow.
Shelly Warner
May 8, 2020
I first met Bill with my father in the Sheet Metal Industry many years ago along with his lovely wife Pat at the SMACNA dinner parties. Always heard great things about the entire Olwig family. Also worked with their son, Pat for many years. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Michael Fischer
May 8, 2020
ill was the best boss that I have ever worked for! At C & R many wondered why we, that worked for Bill, always went the extra mile for him. The answer was simple: Bill always cared for his men 1st and always backed them up 100%, When Bill announced that he was going to retire, I told him that if he was leaving C & R that I was too, that he was the only person at C & R that kept me there! Many of us miss you Bill, rest in peace with your wife.
Ken Higgins
May 8, 2020
Lori and I would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the Olwig family for the loss of these very dear people that we had the honor of meeting at family gatherings. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. Bob and Sharon you will be in our prayers.
Tom and Lori Harman
May 7, 2020
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Olwig family.
Keith Schene
May 6, 2020
Very sorry to hear the passing of Bill and Pat. Truly good people. They will be missed
The family
May 5, 2020
So very hard to loose our parents. You all have my sympathy. Your Mom and Dad did a lot for St. Ferdinand students and probably touched a long line of them in one way or another. They were good people and raised a good family. No more worries for them as my grandpa used to say. They are in a better place and will be there to greet each and everyone of you when you get there too.
Joan Hilboldt-Stretch
May 5, 2020
My sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of your parents. The sorrow you must feel cannot be described in words. Know that they and your families are in my prayers. I hope you find solace in the memories that they left you.
Walter DeAnna
May 5, 2020
MY granddaughter Jessica always called them Grandma & Grandpa O. I know from her that they were both loved very much by their family. I am sure they are looking down from heaven & are very proud of their loving family.
Jack Archer
May 5, 2020
James Partain
May 5, 2020
Deepest sympathy for your loss of Bill and Pat. Sending out thoughts and prayers to the whole Olwig family.
Greg Mauch
May 5, 2020