Archive for Wednesday, January 15, 1992


January 15, 1992


Services for Dr. Carl Emil Olson, 74, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with the Rev. Michael Poage officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Dr. Olson died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

He was born Dec. 21, 1917, in Chicago, the son of Edward and Lydia Lundblad Olson.

Dr. Olson graduated from Amundson High School in Chicago and completed his undergraduate work at Northwestern University in Chicago. He later graduated from the Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago and completed an internship at Augustana Hospital in Chicago, where he received the Oschner Award as the outstanding intern in 1946.

He served a surgical residency at the Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, Ill., and a residency at Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Ill. In 1961, he served a one-year residency in pathology at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He practiced general medicine in Fowler from 1948 to 1969, when he moved to Lawrence and continued his family practice until he retired in 1985.

Dr. Olson was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Plymouth Congregational Church.

His hobbies included painting and playing bridge. He also enjoyed opera.

He married Harriett Johnson on Nov. 3, 1946, in Chicago. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Mascia, St. Charles, Ill.; a son, John, Laguna Beach, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. to be used for the skilled nursing unit. Memorials may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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