Charlotte Elizabeth Olsen - January 21, 1935 - May 21, 2020
Edward Lewis Olsen - December 17, 1933 - May 22, 2020
Edward Lewis Olsen (86) and Charlotte Elizabeth Olsen (85), married since 1952, passed away within hours of each other on May 21st and May 22nd. They loved their four children, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild and many neighbors, friends and past coworkers.
Charlotte, most recently employed with Walmart, Bob’s Hardware and Insurance Liquidators, will be remembered as a very kind person who loved reading books, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, gardening, sewing, and baking cookies around the holidays. Ed, retired from Peterson-Kruse, will be remembered for his sense of humor, ability to fix anything, extensive collections, and tools and gadgets in the garage.
A special thank you to neighbors Dave and Mona, as well as the Hospice caregivers that took incredible care of Charlotte in her last days, and the staff of Crimson Pointe for their loving care of both Ed and Charlotte. They will both be missed by all.
They are survived by Ed’s brothers, Arnie and David; and Charlotte’s brothers, Harold and Chuck; along with several nieces and nephews; as well as their children, Edward (Diane) Olsen of Olathe, KS, Lynn (Scott) Cort of Rockford, IL, Susie Olsen of Rockford, IL and Julie (Russ) Putz of San Tan Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Tonya Gaitley of San Diego, CA, Carly (Matt) Schutte of Rockford, IL, Toni (Jason) Thurber of Redding, CA, Lauran (Travis) Cacciatori of Leesburg, VA, Eddie (Melissa) Olsen of Cynthiana, KY, Jessica (Paul) Graham of St. Louis, MO, Kiri (Todd) Bruder of Owasso, OK, and Kyle (Dori) Castiglioni of Rockford, IL.
Ed and Charlotte are predeceased by their parents; Charlotte’s sister, June; and their granddaughter, Kasi Putz.
At Ed and Charlotte’s request, there will not be any services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rockford Public Library or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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