Dakota Joe Olinger, 22

Dakota Joe Olinger, 22, of New Castle passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.

Dakota was a self employed construction worker. He enjoyed fishing and was of the Catholic faith. He was known for always being a jokester but he was always there for everyone if they needed anything. His most cherished time was spent with his son and family.

Survivors include his mother and father, Tonya and Joseph Yhelka; father, Randy Olinger; fiancé, Kayla Kendrick; son, Dakota Allen Olinger; unborn son due in November; grandparents, Peggy and Tim Casuccio and Jane Olinger; three sisters, Ashley Shirley, Rachel Olinger, and Linda Yhelka and seven brothers,Kenneth, Stephen, and Dustin Shirley, Dylan, Travis, and Kaydan Olinger and Nathan Yhelka.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joey Yhelka.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

7 thoughts on “Dakota Joe Olinger, 22

  1. My heart felt Sympathy. My heart is heavy because of Dakota’s death. I babysat him,his brothers and sisters when he was little. I have been trying to find you all for many years just to keep in touch. When I babysat you all I lived by Jenkins Arch Wampum, PA.we moved from there in 2003 to New Castle, PA. I would love to get in touch with you all. I have some pics of you all but can’t find them at this moment.I will find them and share them. Love to you all. Thelma Walker.724 658 9488.

  2. To all my step brothers, and sister. To his mom and his dad…I am sorry for your loss. May God give you all comfort in such a sad time. May you be reminded of the good memories…I am so sorry for your loss. hugs to you all…Kenny, Ashley, Dustin, Steve and to Dakota’s brothers I haven’t gotten to meet….sending hugs and prayers…your sister Tina ( Evan and Austin)

  3. Sorry I didn’t get to the viewing of Dakota. I had unplanned eye surgery Tuesday afternoon. I really would love to get in touch with you all. I’m on Facebook.
    My Sincere Sympathy.
    Thelma Walker

  4. Dear Kayla & Family,

    I offer my deepest sympathies on the loss of Dakota. I was shocked to hear of his passing. He was a good man and I know he was committed to bettering his life – not only for himself but for his family. It was a privilege to have him as a client. Please know that Dakota and you are all in my prayers.

    God Bless,

    Atty. Michael P. Ciccone

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