Doug Olney, 48, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Iowa City VA Health Care System from complications related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with Father Walter Helms officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Cosgrove. Visitation will be Saturday after 8:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church.
In lieu of flowers, an educational memorial fund has been established at Hills Bank and Trust Co. for Doug and Cindy’s son, Tyler. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service.
Doug was born Dec. 15, 1964, in Iowa City, the son of Howard and Gloria Rohrer Olney. He was a graduate of Iowa City High School and the University of Iowa. On April 26, 1997, he married Cindy Volk at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City.
Doug served in the Iowa Army National Guard for over 30 years, including time served in Iraq. His last rank was Lt. Colonel.
Since 1992, Doug was employed at Hawkeye Food Service.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Church and the North Liberty American Legion. Doug was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Hawkeyes and his beloved Cubbies.
He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife, Cindy, and their son, Tyler; his father and stepmother, Howard (Marlene) Olney of North Liberty; his six siblings, Diane (Don) Ryther of Columbus, Neb., Daryl (Chris) Olney of Iowa City, Dale (Doris) Olney of Ephrata, Pa., David Olney of South Beloit, Ill., Cyndi Ambrose (Robin Sargent) of Iowa City and Dennis (Rose) Olney of Boise, Idaho; maternal grandmother, Grace Rohrer of Lancaster, Pa.; in-laws, Jim and Janet Volk of Tiffin; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Doug was preceded by his mother, Gloria; stepmother, Sharon Olney; maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.
Published Feb. 7, 2013 in The Gazette