Olivia Jenifer Wheeler CHUTICH
Our beautiful and beloved daughter, Olivia, died tragically on January 22nd, 2021. Our hearts are broken into millions of pieces at the loss of her. As her mothers, we know that we were given the most precious of gifts for 21 years. We weren't perfect parents, and she wasn't a perfect child, but we were a perfect match. And what a love story it was. Olivia was born in Guatemala, coming into our lives as an infant. She was loved from the moment that we set eyes on her and deeply so throughout her too-short life. Her vibrant spirit, heart-on-her-sleeve emotions, kindness, compassion, and glorious smile are remembered by all who crossed her path. Olivia loved gathering with family and friends, playing games (especially "Set" in which she trounced everyone), and cheering on the Gopher and Cyclone teams in sporting events. She made family events much more fun by finding just the right person to tease. Olivia attended Breck School from Kindergarten to her graduation in 2017. A student at Iowa State, she was a proud member of the Tri-Delta sorority. Olivia had found her stride academically and socially, with a circle of supportive "sisters." She had eagerly anticipated returning to campus for the latter half of her COVID-influenced junior year. Olivia is surrounded by a wide circle of those who loved her beyond words. They include her mothers, Margaret Chutich and Penny Wheeler; her aunts and uncles, Mark Wheeler (Denise Murphy), Sue Wheeler, Catherine Anne Chutich (Charles Martin), Michael Chutich (Susan Gretz), Wendy Ogaard (Ryan Ogaard); and cousins, Mike, Brett, Annelise, and Toby; and many fun-loving and wonderful second cousins. She was predeceased by her treasured grandparents, Roma and Ray Wheeler, and Marlys and Joseph Chutich. Memorials may be directed to the Olivia Jenifer Wheeler Chutich Scholarship Fund #23887, University of Minnesota Foundation, giving.umn.edu then click on the button "Give Now" and search for "Olivia." Because of COVID-19, a private family service will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, January 30, 2021. At that time a webcast of the service can be viewed at www.Washburn-McReavy .com on Olivia's tribute page under "Photos & Videos." The video of the service will remain available for later viewing at that same site. A celebration of her life will be held this summer. Her light was beyond radiant. May it continue to shine for all who loved her. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996



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Published by Pioneer Press on Jan. 27, 2021.
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Penny and family, Words cannot express my sympathy and sadness for your loss. I remember when Olivia came into your life and the love and joy that she brought with her. My prayers and heartfelt support goes out to you from here on. May You find comfort in the small things. Love to you always, Wendy and Maclain Herbers
Wendy Zaun Herbers, RN
April 8, 2021
She was beautiful inside and outside, I'll never forget her kindness and generosity. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Alison Murray
March 20, 2021
I'm so very sorry for your terrible loss and hope you find comfort in happy memories plus love from family, colleagues and friends.
Nancy N Eustis, Professor Emerita, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
March 7, 2021
My condolences
Nancy Rodriguez
February 28, 2021
A beautiful tribute to your lovely daughter. I am so sorry for your loss.
Suzanne
February 27, 2021
As a mother, I cannot imagine the depths of emotion which assail you at this time. Hold each other close. And may my prayer provide a buffer against the pain. So very sorry for your loss.
Tammy Swofford
February 26, 2021
I am terribly sorry about the tragic loss of your daughter. she looked like a nice and happy young lady. I am sure she had a very happy life with her loving parents and she always knew how much she was loved. its so very sad and I send my condolences to you and your family and friends who are grieving at this tremendous loss of this beautiful young lady.
Malory moret
February 26, 2021
jude rosenberg
February 25, 2021
From one mother, to two other mothers, I send you my heartfelt condolences. May the wonderful memories of Olivia live on in your hearts and provide some comfort when you need it the most. My deepest sympathies.
Shannon-Marie King
February 24, 2021
The Physicians and CEO of KSM
February 10, 2021
MWL Advisory Board
February 8, 2021
My daughter Zoe and I have such sweet memories of meeting Olivia: she was a gem. We send our deepest, most heartfelt condolences.
Julie Daniels
February 6, 2021
Allina Hospital Services Team
February 6, 2021
The Comcast Business Team
February 3, 2021
My prayers are with you at this incredibly sad time. I wish for comfort and many happy memories to wrap around and hold you as you say goodbye to your child. Words seem to be not enough ....please know you are in my thoughts
Mona Volden
Coworker
January 31, 2021
Thinking of all you at this time. She was so beautiful .
Susan Oelke
January 30, 2021
Words cannot express our sorrow at your loss.
Lloyd Zimmerman
Friend
January 30, 2021
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to you in the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. No words we can offer will ease your pain, but just know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers.
Beth & Bruce Willis
January 30, 2021
I'm so so sorry for your heartache.
Barb Mayer
January 30, 2021
Mike and Jodi Mooney
January 29, 2021
jerry lane
January 29, 2021
So sorry to learn of your beloved daughter's passing. As a resident of Midtown Phillip's neighborhood followed much of Abbott NW/Allina's growth and participation in that process for 50 years. Penny, was so happy when you became Executive Director. Never had the opportunity to meet your family, but said hello in passing at Midtown Global Market events or buying your morning coffee at Mapps. May your daughter rest in peace.
Shirley Ann Heyer
January 29, 2021
Penny -- I'm so deeply saddened by your loss. I cannot imagine how much grief you must feel, and I hope and pray that time will help and your wonderful memories will sustain you. Thinking of you with love.
Jenny Bourne
January 29, 2021
Our hearts ache for you at the loss of your precious daughter, Olivia.
Rob Mele & Family
January 29, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Aimee Petra
January 29, 2021
Olivia was a great woman who had a sense of adventure and fun! She was very spirited and I love her adventuresome spirit!!! She will be missed by many!!! My thoughts and prayers go to you Penny and Margaret, she thought so much of both of you and wanted to emulate you both!!!
Dee Thibodeau
January 28, 2021
Tri Delta Women's Fraternity
January 28, 2021
We love you!Branka and Anton!
January 27, 2021
We are so sad for you loss! Olivia is our angel and she will be always in our hearts! May she rest in peace! We love her!
Branka Juric
Teacher
January 27, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. may she rest in peace.
liliana
January 27, 2021
We are so saddened to learn of the tragic loss of your beautiful Olivia. She'll be remembered via a memorial angel here within the Garden of the Sleeping Angels, forever in our hearts.
Tom and Nancy Sawyer
January 27, 2021