Carl Viggo Aalund
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July 14, 1933 -
February 4, 2014
Carl V. Aalund, 80, of Iola, passed away Tuesday February 4, 2014 from sepsis due to cellulitis. A memorial service is set for Noon, March 29, at the Keith Civic Center in Iola Texas. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.
Carl was born July 14, 1933 in Houston, Texas, to Anders and Esther Aalund.
He was awarded a football scholarship as a walk-on tight end in 1952 with the University of Texas Longhorns. Carl earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT and managed petroleum production from Texas, the North Sea, Africa, and the Persian Gulf. He became an expert in drilling technology during a 40 year career.
He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Viggo Aalund Jr., and his parents.
Carl is survived by his wife Mary Aalund, sons and daughters-in-law; Niels and Charlotte Aalund, Martin and Katherina Aalund, Chris Aalund, Gordon and Gina Aalund, daughters and sons-in-law; Carol Aalund, Karen and David Carlander, Nina and David Jarrell, his brother Leo Aalund, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts to the Navasota Animal Shelter through which Carl found his much beloved dog Ralphy. Express Condolences at CallawayJones.com
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2014