Gas City: H. Albert Olynger, 89, passed away at 8:00 AM on Wednesday. He was born near Upland, the son of Maynard and Janie (Thurman) Olynger. He was a 1936 graduate of Gas City High School. He married Phyllis (Drischel) on December 23, 1943. She survives. Mr. Olynger was a lifetime resident of Grant County having lived at his present location on a farm for the last 76 years. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Mill Township Fire Department for the first 17 years it was formed and the Mississinewa High School Holding Corporation when the middle school was built in 1959. Survivors in addition to his wife of 63 years, Phyllis, include sons Sol (Ellen), Orange, CA, Henry (Patti) and Gary, both Gas City; sister, Genevieve Jeffrey; one granddaughter, Laura (Dean) Randell; two grandsons, Ben and Gus Olynger; and two great-grandsons, Nathan and Jack Randall; brothers-in-law: Francis (Marcella) Drischel, and Ivan Drsichel; both of Marion; several nieces and nephews.. Funeral service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery, Upland. Visitation will be Friday 2-4, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Cemetery Association, PO Box 143, Upland, IN 46989.
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