Erling Godtfred Olsen, 88, died on May 14, 2017, in Richmond Hill, Georgia, under the care of Hospice Savannah.
Born in Tonsberg, Norway, on April 5, 1929, he survived the invasion of Nazi Germany and was part of the Norwegian Resistance movement. He later became a Merchant Seaman on a freighter out of Tonsberg and traveled around the world.
After coming to America in 1949, Erling married Dolores A.
Erling married Christine Klempka and in 1988 they retired and moved to Sunbury, GA, where he was one of the first volunteer
He is survived by his 3 daughters Margaret Olsen, Patricia
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Erling Olsen, please visit our flower store.