Carl Olson Jr., 79, of Portland, ND died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his home. Carl was born December 1, 1935 to Carl and Betsy (Hagen) Olson in rural Portland, where he attended grade school and later graduated from Portland High School. Carl served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956, during the Korean Conflict. He married Shirley Thykeson on August 17, 1957 at the Bang Lutheran Church. They were blessed with five children. Carl was a man of all trades and carpentry was his specialty. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Farming was his passion and he was happy to till the soil, working these last few years for Les Amb. Carl served as Viking Township Assessor, President of Portland Jct. Grain for 10 years, was an officer of the Portland Rural Fire Department and a member of the American Legion for 52 years. He assisted in establishing the Veterans Memorial Park in Portland and served on the Aurdal Lutheran Church Board as a trustee. Survivors include his wife: Shirley of 57 Years; four sons: Douglas (Deb) of Hazen, Bruce (Kristi) of Portland, Brian (Kris) of Fargo, and Kurt (Taunja) of Portland; one daughter: Vicki (Randy) Satrom of Brighton, CO; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; his siblings: Irene Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD, John Olson of Portland, Hartvick (Donna Mae) Olson of Portland, Eleanor Olslund of Fargo, Marjorie Montplaisir of Fargo, Lorraine (Jack) Weeding of Detroit Lakes, MN and Harriet Schmidt of Mayville. Visitation: Will be from 5 – 7 PM on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel and will resume one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Aurdal Lutheran Church, Portland, ND. Military Honors: May~Port Honor Guard and the ND Military Funeral Honors Burial: Will be at the Aurdal Cemetery, Portland, ND.