Loren “Olie” Carlson, 93, of Center Township, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on February 5, 2024. He was born and raised in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Otto and Elsie Carlson. He left home to work on the railroad then served in the Airforce as 1st Class Airman during the Korean War. He became an aircraft mechanic and after 34 years, he retired from USAir at PIT. Olie remained mentally and physically active all his life. He enjoyed being outside, hunting, fishing, spending time with and traveling with his family, learning, reading, attending church, cooking, fixing anything he could and tending to his vegetable and flower gardens.
Olie is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Ruth, son Michael (Polly) Carlson, stepdaughter Kathy Vickodil, her children Karley, Jesse and great-grandson, Deacon. He is also survived by his dear sister, Ruth (Harve) Holter and her family. He was preceded into Heaven by his parents and many friends.
His life will be remembered and celebrated by family and friends at a memorial service on Friday, February 9th, 2024 at 11am at The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa, PA (2345 Mill Street). The Beaver County Special Unit will conduct Military Honors at the conclusion of the funeral service.
At a later date, he will be buried next to his parents at Morning Side Cemetery in Dubois, PA during a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Heifer International (heifer.org) as Olie was a strong supporter being self-sufficient and farmers everywhere.
The family also wishes to thank the medical staff at St. Clair Hospital and the Gallagher Hospice Team for their kindness and compassion.