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OBITUARY

Francis Peter "Frank" Olivera III

May 13, 1947April 22, 2011

Francis P. Olivera III, 63 North Vernon, Indiana

Francis Peter “Frank” Olivera III, of North Vernon, died at 1:55 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. Mr. Olivera retired in 2004 from Cummins Engine Co. after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister; a youth minister at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in North Vernon; Columbus OCU; Hoosier Lighthousing Club; North Vernon Players Theatrical Society and was a tractor driver for the Columbus North Sound of Music Pit Bulls. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the youth ministry at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mr. Olivera was born May 13, 1947, in Redwood City, Calif., the son of Francis Peter Olivera Jr. and Frances Arlene Seymour Olivera. He married Edith Santana on Aug. 18, 1990, in Columbus. Survivors include his wife; sons, Francis Peter (Laura) Olivera of Bloomington, Anthony M. (Jena) Olivera of North Vernon and Michael (Brooke) Hess of Plainfield; a daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Hess-Culver of Greenwood; his mother, of Redwood City; grandchildren, Adam Lykens and Payton Olivera, both of North Vernon, and a sister, Pam (Ronnie) Clemons of Redwood City. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Rosalie Reshatoff.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

Memories

Francis Peter "Frank" Olivera III

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Mary Dinucci

June 12, 2011

Frank was a dear friend. I still cannot believe I will never see him again this side of heaven.

Nicole Welch

May 2, 2011

Dear Frank,
Thank you for letting me "adopt" you and for adopting me right back. You showed me by the love you shared with your 1st and 2nd families and me too, how a real man and father could be open and loving and supportive. You will always be in my heart. To Edith, Jennie & Mike - Heartfelt sympathy is shared with you. Know that you were blessed & lucky even though Frank is gone far too soon. My prayers & thoughts remain with you. Hugs & Kisses.

Doyne & Cindy Cole

April 28, 2011

Dear Edith and Family
Our prayers are with you. We will cherish the memories that we have made with Frank forever.

Jennifer Hess-Culver

April 28, 2011

Dearest Frank,
I was truly blessed to have been given two fathers in this lifetime. The relationship I shared with you was even more special because we “chose” each other. You came into our lives because of my mother, but you became part of our lives and took on that male role model by choice. You even chose to be a part in our family discussions and begrudgingly participate in Mom’s democratic way of parenting. All the while, becoming an even bigger member of the Hess clan.
For the past 28 years of my life, you’ve been a larger than life presence. You’ve been at every graduation, birthday party, family gathering, and wedding. You were not afraid to feel and love, and through you, Mikey and I were able to witness the loving kindness of both a husband and father. You would proclaim your love for Edith to anyone who listened, and that devotion and display of affection touched so many people. I know that it continues to give Mom strength as she moves forward.
We joked that you never met a stranger. Your open offer of friendship and willingness to accept others as they are were two rare but amazing qualities to find in another person. We got to watch you grow into the man you wanted to be; you were always authentic.
You always introduced me to friends and family as your daughter and you were always Frank, not because you weren’t my dad but because of you were so much more than just a dad. You were a parent, a friend, and a counselor. There was safety in knowing that you would not turn your back and run away.
There are so many things that I’m thankful for as I review the lifetime we’ve shared together; the comforting hugs, the protection “bubbles”, the parenting advise (even when I felt I was the worst person in the world for having those negative thoughts), the demonstration of love and acceptance. The evidence of that love and acceptance sits in here now as all of your “adopted” family have joined once again in your name.
Until we meet again, we will all miss you Dad.

CAROLYN & ROY MCBEE

April 28, 2011

EDITH AND FAMILY,
OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY.SO NOW GOD HAS MADE FRANK HIS LIGHTKEEPER AND WILL SHINE A PROTECTIVE LIGHT ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
CAROLYN & ROY

Rebecca Patten-Lemons

April 28, 2011

I did not know Frank but I know Jennifer, his stepdaughter. And because I see everyday the amazing woman that she is, I can only assume the special man that Frank was. I have no doubt that Jennifer and the rest of her family will honor Frank's memory by their care for others, their humor and hard work ethic, and love for each other.

PJ Fleck

April 27, 2011

Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the priviledge of meeting Frank only once, but it was evident how proud he was of you and how much he loved his family. My prayers are with you. Love enough...

Nicole Welch

April 27, 2011

A man with one of the biggest hearts that I have ever known. All were blessed and lucky who knew him, especially those who could claim him as family or friend.

Pauline McCoy

April 27, 2011

Thinking of you all. Frank will always be remembered by so many people. He brightened many lives, and was loved by all.

April 27, 2011

Edith, Jennifer, and Michael,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Frank was a big man in every sense of the word and will leave a big hole in our hearts. May it be filled over time with the hope of the Easter message.
Susan Pickens

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