Jennifer K. Olsen passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Hospice in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, after a long illness. She was born on March 15, 1976. Her family moved to Oak Forest, IL when she was an infant and then to Western Springs, IL. Jennifer attended McClure Jr. High School and Lyons Township High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Loyola University in Chicago, IL.
Jennifer is survived by her mother, Florence (Richard) Nogaj of Wheaton, her father, Allen (Carol) Olsen of Glen Ellyn, her sister, Johanna (Paul) Daly of Willow Springs, her beloved nephews Paul, Jr., Thomas and James Daly, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jennifer lived in Chicago for many years and the last six years in Arlington Heights with her loving partner, Marlon Harry. Jennifer was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Earl and Norma Campbell, and her paternal grandparents, Theodore and Edith Olsen.
Jennifer was an avid traveler and spent vacations exploring many UNESCO World Heritage sites. A highlight of Jennifer’s life was teaching English to students in Japan in 2003-2004. Jennifer will be remembered fondly by all who knew her for her grace, kindness, strength and courage.
Memorial Visitation Sunday January 27, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Services conclude at the funeral home. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.
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