Olive Louise Dinkelmann, of Torrance, CA passed away peacefully Thursday, October 23, 2008. Olive was born in Illinois, November 9, 1923, the daughter of John Williams and Clara Mae Robbins Williams. She was a registered nurse, a 60-year resident of California, and much loved by family, neighbors, and friends. Olive was preceded in death by son David, husband Edward Max Dinkelmann, and three brothers. She is survived by one sister and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA on Thursday, October 30, at 3:00 PM.

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  1. What a beautiful job you did on the memorial. I know how exhausted you both must be. My thoughts and prayers have been with you both all week. Love, Victoria

  2. We will miss your walks by our house on Thornburgh Place (3910) with all your dogs (especially little Toto). You were a remarkable lady the way you would walk your dogs rain or shine and not just in the cul-d-sac but along Redondo Beach Blvd too. I remember the time you came up to me and told me that you were throwing lucky coins in my fountain out front and making wishes. I will miss seeing that. You were one heck of a lady but it is now time for you to rest. We will miss you. Love, Ron & Diane

  3. We remember Aunt Olive as a loving and caring person and dad’s flights to LA where he would do little things for Olive and take Nugget for walks.

  4. Olive was our neighborhood (Thornburgh Ave) nurse.. Whenever any kid fell down scraped a knee,elbows or any body part Olive was there with her Bactine (ouch) and band aids of all sizes… I was one of the Erlandsen kids that lived directly next door to her home…How convenient. With Olive around My mom never needed to carry any First aid in the house..And Olive never turned down a child in need of care and she always followed up with a kiss to the wound. I remember her mostly for her love for kids and her dog Nugget. whom seem to live for over 20 years..I came to find out and she loved her dogs and always seemed to call them nugget…She was a devoted mother and I that dedication permeated beyond her home to hospitals where there were children in need of love attention. I remember after her son David passed away she filled her time giving love and attention to handicap children. She brought purpose, love and friendship to those who may have been shunned .. Olive loved our ERlandsen clan of 7 children and Our parents Lucy and Harold unconditionally.. As each child moved on she always made a point to visit my Mom and Dad and ask about each of the 7 kids: where we lived , our careers, marriage , kids etc…Amazingly she kept up with us and always went out her way to stop by the house when we came home to Visit Mom and DAd… Olive love animals and In the past 10 years during my frequent visits to Thornburgh and family gatherings Olive always had her latest faithful companion that she rescued from the Humane Society. She saved only the dogs that were heading to The Death row. Her four legged friends got a last chance because of Olive to be loved and cared for … After my mothers passing a few weeks ago .. Olive loved to stop by each day just to hear our voices and enjoyed our chaotic life in the Erlandsen home … I am sure none of antics made sense but she just loved being around happy people… She will be missed.. We love you Olive and I know you are with my Mom and Dad and will never ever be alone again…God Bless you .. and Toto too.Love forever your Erlandsen child with the bruised knees and elbows .. Rita Mihaly- Erlandsen

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