Carlton Lawrence Olson, 85, a resident of Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Ludlow, Pa. died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 26, 1929 in Kane, Pa. He was the son of the late Lawrence “Tige”and Evelyn Nelson Olson. At the age of 16, Carlton joined the Merchant Marines as a Able Seaman, serving in Foreign waters. Carlton was a heavy equipment operator with International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 66.
He was a member of Moriah Lutheran Church, Ludlow, PA. He was a 32 degree mason with Kane Lodge #566, F & A.M. and a National Rifle Association member.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, V. Lorraine Christenson Olson whom he married October 29, 1949 in Kane, Pa.
2 Sons Jeffrey Olson of Ludlow, Pa., Steve Olson and wife, Lisa of Grant, Mn.
2 Daughters Carla Morse of Youngsville, Pa., Lauren O. Ahlgren and husband, Rick of Irvine, Pa.
1 Aunt Irene Jensen of Ashville, N.Y., 9 Grandchildren Joe and Rian Chiaravalloti, Nikole Young, Amanda Roberts, Mark Isenhour, Brad DiPenti, Luke Olson, Kristin Cook, Travis Ahlgren, 14 Great Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother Roger Olson, 1 Daughter Cheri Isenhour, 1 Grandson Michael Isenhour.
A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Gibbs Hill Cemetery, Ludlow, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made through Gibbs Hill Cemetery Association Mr. Doug Zaffino, 387 Gibbs Hill Road, Kane, Pa. 16735 or Hospice of Warren County 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Rouse Memorial Fund, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa. 16371. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, Pa.