Condolence & Memory Journal

Robin was one of the most incredible & wonderful persons I have ever known.
A High School sweetheart who remained one of my best friends throughout our adult years. Our paths always seemed to cross in ways that were more than coincidence -- more like the Universe had planned it. Whether it was during our HS years, prior to my leaving for the USAF, during my short coaching career, when I worked as a Personal Trainer, during my career as a PA-C and even during my recent serious health scare, Robin was there.
This World was SO MUCH better with her in it -- as was my Life and those of EVERYONE who knew her.
Rob, I will miss you so very much and will Love you forever.....I will live everyday trying to live up to the beliefs you had in me...I know you will be watching & guiding me....Until we meet again...❤

Posted by Kyle Ploehn - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   April 02, 2022

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My dearest condolences to the family. Robin was one of the most positive, motivating and compassionate co-workers i have ever had the pleasure to work with. Her kindness was her trademark. Her memory will live on with those that she touched with her kindness.

Posted by Deanna Toro - Syracuse, NY - Coworker   April 01, 2022

My deepest sympathies for your tremendous loss! Robin was one of a kind and dearly missed! You're all in my prayers!

Posted by Kelly Kershner - Jacksonville, FL - Coworker   March 31, 2022

Robin was a beautiful person. She always gave me her full attention and made me feel that our communication with one another mattered. She elevated my mood and brought happiness to me whenever I heard from her or whenever I reached out to her. I will always remember her for how she made me feel and how she touched everyone around her. She had the uncanny ability to improve the mood around her. I will miss her.

Posted by Amine Bellil - Coworker   March 31, 2022

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Wonderful person to talk to and always extremely helpful.

Posted by Steven Sudbrink - Orlando, FL - Coworker   March 31, 2022

Beyond being a co worker, Robin was a dear and treasured friend. Always there in your darkest times, and in your brightest. Always with a smile and a rock solid piece of advice. Kind, compassionate, able to connect with others like noone else I know.
I will treasure our memories....house hunting in Syracuse with my sleeping Gavin in the back seat, you playing video games in the basement with the kids and not doing great but Gavin saying "You're doing great, Miss Robin, try again", shooting Ninja Grannys BB gun from the porch on Easter, the hot sauce guy LOL (he might have gotten mad), our work trips where we got to have equal amounts of work and fun, so so many late night conversations when working toward a meeting deadline, and ohhhhhh the stories about the trainees....really noone can tell a story better than you.
I love you, I miss you, I treasure the time we had together. You were truly one of a kind. Rest in peace, my dear friend.

Posted by Lenore Jaquin - Westmoreland, TN - Friend   March 31, 2022

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Robin did whatever it took to get the job done, Bleeding Blue amidst conducting back-to-back training sessions for weeks on end, onboarding and training new trainers in the field, rolling out new programs -- you name it. She understood her role as a member of the team, as AspenOne, and the impact her role had on the organization and, ultimately, patients.

She lived our values every day: She Made it Better. Made it Happen. Made it Matter. And we are eternally grateful.

Our condolences go to Robin's son and daughter, her four grandchildren, extended family and the members of the Aspen family who grieve in her loss.

Bob
Robert Fontana
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

The Aspen Group
800 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Posted by Lenore Jaquin - Westmoreland, TN - Friend   March 31, 2022

I'd like to share the remembrance that was sent by Aspen Dental. It wont fit on one memory so I'll do it in two....

Dear Doctors and Teams:

I'm reaching out with sad news today.

Robin Ivens, a long-time member of the Aspen Dental team, died unexpectedly overnight at her Hastings, Michigan home.

For those of you who were fortunate enough to have known her, Robin demonstrated every day what being an Anything Person was all about.

She joined the organization in 2008 as an OM in Battle Creek, MI and later served as an Operations Trainer, Senior Training Manager and RM in Eastern, MI before moving into her current role in 2015 as the organization's first Specialty Onboarding Manager.

I asked two members of the team who worked closely with Robin to offer their thoughts:

From Lenore Jaquin, VP-L&D: Robin was one of a kind. She led with heart, and was one of the most compassionate people I have met. She had an uncanny ability to connect with people instantly, and I've always admired that about her. Her work on the L&D team took us from a group of trainers to a group of leaders. She led the team through multiple content rewrites, always evaluating and innovating to ensure our learners had the best experience they could have. There wasn't a life that Robin touched that wasn't impacted by her light.

From Jen Granbois, VP-Specialty Services: Robin was a true advocate for our team of Specialists, someone who was totally invested in their success. I could list all of her accomplishments, but honestly her impact as a person and friend is far greater.
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Posted by Lenore Jaquin - Westmoreland, TN - Friend   March 31, 2022

Robin was always a bundle of joy. Although I haven't seen her since high school, I will always remember her infectious laugh. Condolences to her family. Rest on peace.

Posted by Terri Roberts - Battle Creek, MI - Classmate   March 31, 2022

What a truly wonderful person. She will be missed greatly by the Ashtabula Oral Surgery Team. Our prayers are with her and her family in their time of need

Posted by Joe Nawrocki - Ashtabula, OH - Coworker   March 31, 2022

What I wouldn't give to have just one more day with you. One more trip. One more FaceTime. One more text message. I'll do everything I can to make sure your grandbabies remember you. We miss you so much.

Posted by Ashley Orr - Hastings, MI - Daughter   March 31, 2022

Oh baby Chip and I are so very sorry to hear about your Mum. Sending hugs and love

Posted by Katherine Fater - Trenton, MI - Family Friend   March 31, 2022

I love you Mama and the kids and I miss you more & more each day. I'd give anything to have you here with us. I miss your phone calls, our coffee trips, Friday night dinners and most of all you.

Posted by Abby Ivens - Battle Creek, MI - Daughter   March 31, 2022

I only knew Robin for a couple of years, but knew from the first time we talked that we would be friends. Love the picture you chose here - it totally captures her personality! She was a treasure and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. R.I.P. my friend

Posted by Mary Scheffert - Peoria, IL - Friend   March 30, 2022

So many memories of Robin and the Orr girls from my childhood. Playing games in their basement, playing reverse hide and seek (and trying not to giggle), swimming at Sherman lake, sledding on our hill, hanging out in the apple trees. You will never be forgotten Robin. Hugs to her family.
Carol

Posted by Carol Champagne - BATTLE CREEK, MI   March 30, 2022