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Obituary: Allen P. Olson

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home:

Allen P. Olson, 55, a resident of Fulton passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018.

He was born on March 24, 1962 in Hancock to Carl and Ethel (Huuki) Olson.

He attended Jeffers High School and graduated with the Class of 1980.

Following high school, he began working for Michigan Technological University as a custodian and eventually moving his way up to the position as a building attendant, which he retired from after 35 years in March of 2017.

Allen was a jack-of-all-trades. If you needed something fixed, he knew how to fix it.

He was a registered basketball official for many years.

Allen loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and fisherman. In the summertime you could find him and his family camping or spending time in Jacobsville.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and his loved ones.

On August 4, 1984, he married Christine Lahti in the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Fulton.

He was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Fulton.

His maternal and paternal grandparents, his parents, Carl and Ethel Olson, his brothers, Carl and Keith, and his sister, Debbie, precede him in death.

He is survived by:
His wife Christine of Mohawk
His sons: Gregory of Middleville, Michigan
Aaron, Daniel, David, and Thomas of Mohawk
His daughters: Jill (Lanny) of Menahga, Minnesota
Janelle (Hans) of Menahga, Minnesota

His grandchildren: Macie, Keegan, Brielle, Kaisa, Bridget, Chase, Kirby, Anna, Kaarina, Vernon, Abby, Rita, and Rodney

His siblings: Cheryl (Gary) Helminen of Laurium
William (Rachel) Olson of Saline, Michigan
Karen (Ben) Malec of Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Bonnie (Matt) Puro of Bemidji, Minnesota

Sisters in law: Paula Olson of Hurontown
Paula (Curtis) Lahikainen of Chassell
Corrine Leppen of Laurium
Brother in law: Tim Ovist of South Range
Aunts: Joan (Art) Lasanen of Calumet
Sandra (Ron) Raatikka of Atlantic Mine
Elma White of Ishpeming
And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Fulton with Pastor David Taivalkoski to officiate.
Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and at the Church on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 10:00 until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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