Olin Lovig the son of Ocsar and Tilda (Larson) Lovig, was born July 9, 1925 in Villisca, Iowa. Olin entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa, at the age of 89 years 8 months and 17 days.
Olin graduated from Villisca High School with the Class of 1942. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1948 to 1951. On August 27, 1950 he married Lois Gibson. Three children were born to bless this union: Barry, Kay and Jan. The couple later divorced. Following Olin’s discharge from the military, he farmed in the Strand Community all of his adult life.
Olin was a member of the Strand Lutheran Church. He had a passion for baseball and taught his kids how to swing a bat. He was also an avid advocate of controlling the deer population.
Left to cherish Olin’s memory is his son, Barry (Lisa) Lovig of Red Oak IA; daughters: Kay (Nick) Howard of St. Joseph, MO; Jan Lovig of Shenandoah, IA; four grandchildren: Christel (Eric) Nelson of Red Oak; Elizabeth (Pat) Jonas of St. Joseph, MO; Zachary Lovig and Fiancé Grace Buckner of Chicago, IL; Caleb (Sarah) Wick-Lovig of Omaha, NE; two great-grandchildren: Gabe Nelson of Red Oak, IA and Jordyn Jonas of St. Joseph, MO; his sister, Glenna Spiering of Omaha, NE; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Olin is preceded in death by his parents; his long-time companion, Helen Quinn; and his three brothers: Leslie, Verlynne and Delmar Lovig