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Carl Olson


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Carl Olson Obituary
Carl Verner Olson, of Estes Park, died in his home on April 11, 2017. He was 79 years old. He was born in Brainerd, Minnesota on October 30, 1937. His parents were Elmer and Anna Olson who lived in Pequot Lakes, MN along with sisters Doris and Edith. He graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1955. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in September of 1955 and went into the Aviation branch of the Navy. His job was to operate and maintain radar and other electronic equipment in order to detect and destroy enemy submarines. Carl married Sandra Lea Metcalf in 1960. They were married for 56 years. They raised three boys: Bruce (56 yrs.), Craig (52 yrs.) and Michael (49 yrs.), in Blaine, Minnesota. The activities he enjoyed most in life were: most sports, golf, skeet and trap shooting, traveling, boating and home improvement projects. He spent the majority of his career with AT&T from 1968-91. He was also employed with Potlatch Paper Corporation in Brainerd, Minnesota from 1991-2002. In 2002 Carl and Sandra retired and moved to Colorado to enjoy the beauty and mountain life of Estes Park. They have been members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church since 2005. Carl is survived by his wife Sandra and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren:Bruce and Beth sons: Grant and Luke. Craig and Kimberly and children: Olivia, Theodore, Brandon, Julia,and great grand children Joey and Lily. Michael and Trudy and children: Alissa and Noah. He is also survived by his sister Edith and her husband Bill.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Apr. 19, 2017
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