McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC


Jenny Olander

January 11, 1973November 5, 2019
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Jennifer Lila Olander, 46 yrs. old, passed away on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. She was born in Monmouth county, N.J. to Robert and Andrea Fike. Jenny graduated Cornell University with a Masters Degree and worked as a Management Consultant.

Her passions were, cooking, extensive traveling, were she became a connoisseur, of ethnic food groups, and most of all, spending time with family and friends

Amongst all her success and amazing accomplishments, the absolute best and most rewarding part of her life was being a mom. Jenny was the most compassionate and caring mother to her Sebby.

Jenny is survived by her husband Rickard and beloved son Sebastian. She left behind her three sisters Tracy, Ashley, Mikaila, and brother Tyler. Her father Robert. And eleven nieces, nephews, and a great nephew. A Celebration of Life will be held at Noon on Monday November 11, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel located at 10500 Park Rd. Pineville NC. The family will receive friends beginning at 11am. The Burial will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, located at 3700 Forest Lawn Dr. Weddington, NC.

Following the Burial the family will have a welcome all gathering, of friends and family, located at the Club House at 1285 Carolina Orchards Blvd. Fort Mill, SC. 29715. The gathering will begin at 2pm.

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  • In lieu of flowers, we know Jenny would want something special, a trust for the future to help her niece Layla who has Arthrogryposis.


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 11, 2019


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Kathleen O'Donnell

November 11, 2019

Rickard, Sebastian and family and friends,
I'm sitting miles away on the day of the memorial and wishing I could be there to celebrate Jenny's life. As many of you have captured, Jenny was so unique and so full of life and love. She sure knew how to live life to the fullest. She and I met through Dena & Jeff back in 2009 and spent so many of really fun times together, despite our moving away in 2011. My kids knew Jenny as "Aunt Jenny", this is because we would always laugh about how she acted like an aunt to my kids: let them stay up too late, break the rules, fed them candy and chips whenever possible and generally loved them like an aunt would. She would crack me up with Sebastian when Rickard wouldn't let him do something. She would say, "daddy is so mean, here Sebastian have some candy." Rickard would get a laugh out of it and just shake his head. We spent so many fun family events together: she initiated a limo dance party at Easter dinner, she provided juice boxes on the beach for our vodka drinks(no juice boxes for the kids:-), many dinners/bbq's, & fun outings, and so many fun times just hanging out with the kids at both of our houses. We also talked a lot about business consulting. She was at the top of her game business wise and so intelligent, but she was not arrogant. She had a way with people to make them feel great about themselves and that their opinion/contribution to the conversation was respected. She is the only business consultant that I know that would bring nerf guns into the meetings to break the ice. I will always remember Jenny and what a wonderful, loving, fun and thoughtful person she was. I will miss her dearly. My condolences to all of her family and friends.

Gary L

November 9, 2019

If you were at college with Jenny you know this scene.

Doors to the student lounge fly open, a lady with a beaming smile and a hint of New Jersey says to everyone, “good morning love bunnies”.

Always makes me chuckle. That is how I will remember Jenny.

Stefani Turner

November 8, 2019

I was classmates with Jenny and Rickard at Cornell. Jenny always brought energy and enthusiasm to any class, gathering or project. While our paths only crossed a few times since then, I enjoyed seeing her and Rickard’s life unfold through photos. Jenny was clearly a devoted wife and mother. Her love for her guys jumps out of any picture. She was always present in life. My heart aches for her two special guys and her family who she was clearly devoted to. Her memory will live on with many. Rest In Peace sweet Jenny.

Rich Turner

November 8, 2019

I have known Jenny for about 8 years which is hard to believe. We never met in person but that has not stopped both of us in trying to find joint business opportunities. She had a real interest in our company and tried hard to find projects for us over the years. Then in the last year she formed a partnership with Ed and Keith, also mentioned in these memories and her enthusiasm really took off. She new for certain we would finally work together. I will miss her as we all will, we will carry the torch in her memory.

Keith Hallin

November 8, 2019

I first met Jenny professionally 11 years ago, while working at Whirlpool. Jenny was already working with several groups, but found time in her busy schedule to help me. Blessed with great intelligence, business savvy, incredible interpersonal skills and an amazing ability to "catch-on-to-things", Jenny was invaluable in helping me build a new global Product Cost Leadership organization at Whirlpool. Through the "business-battles", we became good friends. Most recently this year, I had the good fortune of "reconnecting", along with Ed Anderson (previous post) in the formation of a new consulting partnership. Jenny.... I learned so much from you, and will miss you terribly. Lord watch over Jenny Olander's soul and bring some measure of peace to Rickard and Sebastian. God Bless!!

Tammy Napier

November 8, 2019

Jenny, a radiant soul who without even trying could make any situation brighter. You were genuine and loving and never to busy to lift someone up when they needed it. I am truly blessed to call you my friend and will cherish your memory and our friendship forever.

Mikaila Geega

November 8, 2019

My sisssaaa❤️ Life will never be the same without you. I’m so thankful for all of our memories and the special bond we shared. Not only are you my sister but you are my best friend. You know me better than I know myself and you’ve taught me so much. I don’t know how I’ll be okay without you & I will miss you everyday, for the rest of forever. Never stop shaking that tushy & hug mommy for me. I love you so much my J-fer sexysissaboo❤️

Kimberly Napier

November 7, 2019

Jenny you were the most genuine and giving friend I have ever had. When I first met you, there was an instant connection. Your positivity and love drew me in. I am so completely devastated. We were supposed to be out of town together this weekend. We had so many trips planned with our boys. You were my person and I am lost without you. Your favorite role in this world was being a mother and you were the best at it. I know you are an angel in heaven and will continue to watch over Sebby and Rickard and all of your family and friends who loved you. I love you and will miss you until we meet again in heaven.

Deborah Pereira Repko

November 7, 2019

My heart is broken to read this news very early this morning. I met Jenny almost 20 years ago at Accenture. We met at a business event and immediately connected. Jenny was so smart, driven, hardworking, fun, full of life and beautiful. We became friends and enjoyed so many great times in NYC. We even went on a trip together to Florida. Although Jenny moved to North Carolina, we kept in touch through Facebook and I loved seeing all the pictures of her beautiful family. My heart is devastated for her husband Rickard and her young son Sebastian. The world just lost a beautiful soul but heaven received a beautiful angel.

Pat Greene

November 7, 2019

To the family of Jenny Olander..I pray that you will find comfort on behalf of the loss of your loved one. I can't find the first to share, but I do know God works impossible situations that we are unable to do for ourselves. (Just Believe). I am sending warm thoughts and prayers to each of you and special hugs to my Co-worker Ashley Woodbury. Ms. Pat