Erling G. Carlson
1925 – 2020
Erling G. Carlson, 94, of South Dayton, N.Y., entered into rest Jan. 16, 2020.
He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Visby, Sweden to the Carl and Martha Carlson
Erling immigrated to the United States as a child, becoming a citizen and serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
He was a long term over the road truck driver, then went on to get his masters in theology and became a chaplin.
Later officiating at three of his grandchildren’s weddings. He was also involved with transport for Christ for many years.
Erling is survived by his four children: Dennis, Tommy (Cathy), Craig (Vicki) and Kathy (James) Stoll; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was pre deceased by his wife Katie; his parents Carl and Martha; his brother, George; and his sister, Elsie Ahlstedt.
Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home, 478 Route 83 at Balcoms Corners, South Dayton, on Wednesday from 11a.m.-1 p.m., where a funeral service will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masters Plan Church, 9586 Railroad St., Dayton, NY 14041
Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek, N.Y.
Online condolences may be made at www.distasio funeralhome.com