Bill and Pat Olwig built a long and fulfilling life full of love together, starting in 1959. They raised seven children, were active in their Catholic church (St. Ferdinand in Florissant and St. Joe’s of Cottleville), and watched lots of soccer games together. Pat Bill and Pat were most happy when they were together, and their spark never seemed to fade.
In September 2019 they moved to an independent supported care facility together and became active in the social activities there.
In mid-April they began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough and fatigue. They were both hospitalized on April 25 after experiencing worsening symptoms. April 26 they both were put on ventilators.
Bill and Pat would have celebrated 61 years of marriage together later in May 2020, but instead they both passed away from COVID-19 within about 40 minutes of each other on May 1st. Bill was 85, Pat was 83.
- Bill and Pat Olwig Legacy obituary
- Bill and Pat Olwig obituary
- 5 on Your Side: St. Louis couple married 60 years pass away from COVID-19 complications in the same hospital, 40 minutes apart (Bill and Pat Olwig)
- St. Louis Post Dispatch: St. Louis-area couple married nearly 61 years die on same day from COVID-19 (Bill and Pat Olwig)