Meadville Tribune

February 17, 2013

Claude A. (Cork) Olson

Meadville Tribune

KANE — Claude A. (Cork) Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Road, 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.

He was an oil and gas inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for 25 years. Later, he owned and operated Olson Drilling in Kane. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include 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 fiancée, Patricia Lindquist of Kane; nine grandchildren, John Olson Jr., Laura, Emily and Andrew Olson, Rachel Burton, Jesse and Joseph Olson and Jacob and Wyatt Jensen; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc., 103 S. Fraley St., Kane.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Kane, with the Rev. William LaVelle, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Howles, pastor of Lottsville United Methodist Church, co-officiating.

Interment will be 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 Kane Area All Sports Boosters, in care of Jayne Peterson, 4 Detrick Road, Kane, Pa. 16735.

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