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Christopher Ryan Oliva

Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Friday, January 26, 2018
7:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534


Christopher Ryan Oliva, 19 of Omaha, Nebraska formerly of Glenwood, Iowa passed away January 19, 2018 in Omaha. He was born January 12, 1999 in Mesa, Arizona to Richard J. & Deborah R. (Stallings) Oliva. Christopher graduated from Glenwood High School in 2016. He was united in marriage to Nikayla Leigh Elder on September 22, 2017 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Christopher was a customer care specialist for Century Link. He was in ROTC in Arizona and Iowa. Christopher had been attending Metro Community College. He enjoyed writing, drawing, spending time with family and hanging out with his friends.

Preceding Christopher in passing were his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather. Survivors include his wife Nikayla Oliva and their daughter, Constance Oliva to arrive in July; daughter, Sophia Oliva (mother, Breanna Straw); parents, Richard and Deborah Oliva of Glenwood, Iowa; brothers, Michael (Rachel) Merrill and their daughters Marley and Madasyn of Gilbert, Arizona; Richard Oliva of Glenwood, Iowa; grandmother, Mary Simber of Ft. Collins, Colorado; aunts, Cheryl and Sandy; niece, Natalie Gagne; nephews, Bradley, Evin and Jaxon Gagne all of Council Bluffs, Iowa; extended relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at Glenwood State Bank in memory of Christopher Oliva.



11 Condolences

  • Danna Hamele Posted January 22, 2018 10:34 pm

    It is so hard to understand why we all must move forward without Christopher in our lives each day. The memories of him and his love for his family, for Sophia, for Constance, will give you and us the strength to face each day. He is so dearly missed. Wrapping you each in prayer and love. The Hamele Family

  • Emily Epperson Posted January 23, 2018 10:53 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Christopher during his time employed at CenturyLink. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Christopher during this difficult time.

  • Kevn & Laura Corum Posted January 23, 2018 8:05 pm

    Our hearts go out to the Oliva family during this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts daily.

  • Cyndi Davis Posted January 23, 2018 8:24 pm

    My prayers are with your family!

  • Kassidy Bozek Posted January 23, 2018 9:52 pm

    I remember going to school with Christopher. He was such a loving person and filled the room with love. You will be missed dearly. Sending my best and most loving wishes to the friends and family of Christopher. ❤️ You will be missed dearly.

  • Elizabeth Stevenson Posted January 24, 2018 8:53 am

    You lived just a few houses up from us in glenwood and I remember you coming down to hang out with my daughter and shockey. This breaks my heart to see a young man gone so soon. My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with all his family at this hard time.

  • Susan Brown Posted January 24, 2018 12:29 pm

    So sorry about Christopher’s passing, it is so sad, words can’t begin to express the depth of your sorrow I am sure, he was a good daddy to Sophia for the short time I knew him, I really liked him. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers, May God encompass you in His loving arms. Breanna’s great aunt and Sophia
    s great, great aunt.

  • Robert Toth Sr. Posted January 24, 2018 5:35 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Dan Sneed Posted January 25, 2018 5:08 pm

    thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, deb, during this hard to imagine time. as difficult as it is treasure the wonderful memories of your loving son, and know you’ll see him again one day in a better place. may god provide comfort and peace for you all…dan

  • Ryan and Shanda Husz Posted January 26, 2018 8:20 pm

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. He will truly be missed by so many.

  • Richard and Brenda Draper Posted January 29, 2018 7:06 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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