Joel A. Olinger, age 57 of Oroville, passed away on October 12, 2015 surrounded by his family at his home in Oroville. He was born February 27, 1957 in Spokane to parents Stanley and Mary Jane Olinger.
Joel was raised in Lynden, Wash. He enjoyed camping and fishing, especially the occasions that the family was able to get together. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Time with family was precious to him, as were his long walks with his faithful companion, Princess.
Joel is survived and will be missed by his wife Janette, mother Mary Jane Olinger, his children Marty Olinger, Kristina Garlinghouse, Melissa Lantis and Buddy Olinger; his siblings Linda (Chuck) VanGrimbergen, Jeff (Mary) Olinger, Diane (Ron) Gorsuch and Brian Olinger (Jean) and his nine grandchildren Derick, Jacob, Makayla, Devon, Celina, Isaac, Madysen, Izzak and Madisyn.
Joel was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Olinger and Princess.
Local services will be held at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12 p.m. noon at the Priest River Cemetery in Priest River, Idaho.
Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements