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Robert J. “Robbie” Olsen Jr., 88, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Waterview Shores in Two Harbors
He was born on April 17, 1932 in Minneapolis and resided at the Children’s Society Home until his adoption by the Robert J. Olsen Sr. family in Two Harbors. Robbie graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1950 and in 1952, married Jeanne Erickson. He worked several jobs until his retirement from the City of Two Harbors.
Robbie was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Loyal Order of Moose. He loved his cabin at Bassett Lake where he and Jeanne spent summers and enjoyed winters in Texas. Robbie also enjoyed time at his son’s cabin at Highland Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeanne; sister Betty; and step-sister, Jan.
Robbie is survived by children, Lee (Gail) Olsen and Chris Olsen of Two Harbors, daughter, Renell (Dan) Volz of Vernal, Utah; grandchildren, Jesse, Rory, and Dana Olsen, and Luke and Dylan Volz; great-grandchildren, Anja Olsen, River Olsen, Jocelyn Olsen, Luna Olsen, and Braelyn Volz; step-brothers, Tom, Dick, and Ken; and step-sisters, Diane and Carol.
Per Robbie’s wishes, private services will be held at a later date. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
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