Carpentersville Memories

In Honor and Memory of Robin Olsen

 November 11, 1953 – June 3, 2015


Robin Olsen

Robin Olsen, age 61, of Crystal Lake, formerly of Carpentersville, passed away June 3, 2015, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock, after a long illness.  

Robin was born November 28, 1953, in Chicago, to Elmer Olsen and Ann Giannotti.

He grew up in Carpentersville, was a Irving Crown High School graduate, and served in the United States Navy for two years. He married Margaret (Peg) Pickens, on May 31, 1985 in Woodstock.

Robin was an accomplished lyricist and musician, having his music in the Library of Congress as well as several videos on YouTube.  He also was an avid comic book collector, a Beatles fan and self taught computer whiz.  He was well loved by family and friends and adored his nieces and nephews.

Robin is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peg); beloved cats, Toby and Stimpy; sister, Louise Ferraro of Wauconda, IL; brother, Charles (Craig Thu lin) Olsen of Phoenix, AZ; sisters, Margaret Burrow of Belvidere, IL, Nancy Hall of Genoa, IL; sisters in law, Karen (Al) Noftz of Belvidere, IL and Gayle (Randy) Stowers of St. Joseph, MO.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and James; his twin, Robert; and Elmer.