Jean Olsen

Obituary of Jean Olsen

Gwendolyn “Jean” Olsen of Rodney, MI, caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 in Lansing, MI at the age of 95. A viewing will be held Wednesday, September 23rdfrom 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Janowicz Family Funeral Home in Remus, MI. A graveside service will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery – Mecosta, MI at 12:15 pm on Thursday, September 24th


Jean was born September 11, 1925, the daughter of Lee and Lena Frasher. She married the love of her life, Robert G. Olsen, on October 30, 1943, and the two grew their family to include three children. Jean was a member of the Mecosta VFW Auxiliary and the Big Rapids Eagles. An outgoing person, Jean loved to be around people. She and Robert were part of a snowmobile club in their younger years, and enjoyed going from town to town with great friends making countless memories. Bowling, playing BINGO, and crocheting were all hobbies of hers. Jean worked at Fisher Body in Lansing for 30 years before retiring and moving back to the Rodney area. 


Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sandra Grinnell and Donald (Monica) Olsen, and grandchildren, Chad, Penny, Chris, Eric (Jessica), and Lacy. 


Sadly, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years, Robert G. Olsen; daughter, Ruth in 2006, and five siblings. 


Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the VFW Auxiliary. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Janowicz Family Funeral Home
469 West Wheatland
Remus, Michigan, United States
(989) 967-3464

Graveside Service

12:15 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Mount Hope Cemetery
M-20 and 80th Ave.
Mecosta, Michigan, United States