Chesterton Tribune

Services set for Carl John Olson

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Chesterton resident Carl John Olson, 94, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at his home.

He was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Chesterton, the son of John August and Anna Mathilda (Hultberg) Olson, who preceded him in death.

On March 22, 1952, in Chesterton, he married Marjorie Ann Widmark, who preceded him in death on July 17, 2007.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly (John) Puller of Chesterton and Carol A. O’Dell of Valparaiso; two grandchildren, Katrina (Ray) Major and Kristina (Shawn) Simons, both of Valparaiso; five great-grandchildren, Megan and Micah Simons and Madison, Mackenzie, and Miranda Major.

Carl was preceded in death by six siblings, Astrid Nisle, Emil Olson, Alvar Olson, Glenn Olson, Robert Olson, and Walfred Olson.

Carl attended Jackson Township High School and graduated from Liberty Township High School. He was a dairy farmer in Jackson Township for most of his life, having semi-retired in 1976, and belonged to the Pure Milk Association and the Porter County Farm Bureau. He attended Liberty Bible Church for 40 years and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Funeral services, Pastor Mike Sutton officiating, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, from Liberty Bible Church at 624 N. Calumet Ave. Burial will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St.

Memorials may be given to Liberty Bible Church. For more information, call White-Love at 926-1309.


Posted 7/6/2009