Claude A. “Cork” Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Rd., Kane, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital - Orlando in Orlando, Fla.
Born Nov. 25, 1929 in Kane, he was the son of Claude E. and Gladys M. Christjohn Olson. On Dec. 25, 1950 in Kane, he married Eleanor L. Aljoe, who died Feb. 1, 2003.
Mr. Olson was an oil and gas inspector for the Pennsylvania DEP for 25 years. Later he owned and operated Olson Drilling in Kane. He was also a member of the NRA.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara D. (Dave Zega) Lamping of Kane and Rebecca O. (Brett) Jensen of Columbus, Pa.; two sons, C. Jesse (Shelly) Olson and John L. (Debra) Olson, both of Kane; his fiancé, Patricia Lindquist of Kane; and nine grandchildren, John Olson Jr., Laura, Emily and Andrew Olson, Rachel Burton, Jesse and Joseph Olson and Jacob and Wyatt Jensen. Two great-grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane, and may attend a service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Kane with the rev. William LaVelle, pastor, and the rev. Robert Howles, pastor of the Lottsville United Methodist Church, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eisenhower Middle-High School Library, 226 Route 957, Russell, PA 16345; or to the Kane Area All Sports Boosters, c/o Jayne Peterson, 4 Detrick Road, Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com .