We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral & Cremation
Charles E. Olt,
90, of Carmel Indiana, formerly of Tipp City, Ohio died peacefully on October 26th at Hoosier Village in Indianapolis. He was born in Dayton, Ohio in June, 1931 to Charles and Velma Olt.
Charlie was a man with a high level of integrity and provided a safe and stable home for his family. He lived most of his life in the Dayton area until moving to Carmel in 1979. In 1955, he married Doris and they were happily together for 63 years. His military duty was with the Army, where he was stationed in El Paso, Texas. After graduating from General Motors Institute, he continued with a lifetime career as an engineer for various divisions of GM (Aero Products, Frigidaire, Detroit Diesel Allison) for 43 years. One of his passions was spending time in his workshop, where he made countless wooden items: picture frames, cabinets, Christmas ornaments, banana holders and wine bottle holders were just a few of the many items he created. He also enjoyed working in the garden, taking care of the lawn, playing tennis and golf, and was also known to be a good card player.
Charlie and Doris enjoyed both international and domestic travel. Some of their favorite places were Hawaii, Florida, Michigan and Europe. When the children were young, the family enjoyed camping, fishing, and water skiing together. Charlie was a patron of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, he loved classical music and his favorite music were Sousa Marches.
He is survived by his three sons, Rick Olt (Jan) of Davisburg, Michigan, John Olt (Krista) of Noblesville, Indiana, and David of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Jay and Andrew; his sister, Dona Fleischman of Vandalia, Ohio; and brother, Tim Olt of Grand Haven, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; and parents, Charles and Velma.
Charlie was fortunate to enjoy a 90th birthday celebration, surrounded by friends and family this past summer. Therefore no formal services will be scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to his preferred organizations: Down Syndrome Indiana (dsindiana.org), American Cancer Society (cancer.org), Indianapolis Symphony (indianapolissymphony.org) or John Philip Sousa Foundation (sousafoundation.net).