Erling Albin of Carmel, IN and formerly of Hanley Falls and Clarkfield, passed away September 18, 2016 at the age of 85. Funeral services will be Monday, September 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Hazel Run Lutheran Church with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service.
Erling Carroll Albin was born April 1, 1931, Hanley Falls, the son of the late Carl and Ellen (Olson) Albin. Erling was a 1949 graduate of Clarkfield High School. He proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War. He married Pearl Goulson, who preceded him in passing on September 30, 2003, after 46 years of marriage.
Erling retired from farming in the early 1990s. He was a member of Rural Youth, where he enjoyed square dancing, and the American Legion. He was Treasurer for Normania Township for over 50 years. Erling moved to Carmel, IN to be closer to his daughter several years ago. He was President of the Resident Council at Summer Trace, where he enjoyed welcoming new residents and showing them around, delivering packages, and being in charge of bingo and movie night. He loved spending time with his granddaughter.
He is survived by his daughter, Elaine (Randy) Craig; and granddaughter, Whitney Craig. He was preceded in passing by a brother Kerman Albin.