Birdie Olsen

Birdie Olsen, 80, a resident of Hainesville, IL passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Libertyville, IL. She was born November 14, 1935 in Amherst, WI to Joseph and Martha Rekowski. Birdie is survived by her daughter Sheree (Bob) Landrum, her grandchildren Bobby (Cindy), Brandon, Kim, and Janis, her great-grandchildren Peyton, Alexa, and Naram-Sin, and her daughter-in-law Mari-Ann Olsen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry, and her son Billy. A private burial was entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please log onto or call (847)223-8122.

One Response to Birdie Olsen

  • DeLorris Rekoske says:

    Sheree – I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and to all of Birdie’s family. It was through working on the genealogy of the Rekoske Family that Birdie and I learned to know one another and what a good time we had putting together what we could of the family history. She was always willing to share her info and I appreciated that so much. I will miss her a good deal. I plan to send a memorial to the U.W. Carbone Cancer Center in Birdie’s memory and they will no doubt inform you of that.