Carl Aalund

July 14, 1933 – February 4, 2014

Carl V. Aalund, 80, of Iola, passed away Tuesday February 4, 2014 from sepsis due to cellulitis. A memorial service is planned for 12pm noon, March 29, 2014 at the Keith Civic Center in Iola Texas. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.

Carl was born July 14, 1933 in Houston, Texas, to Anders and Esther Aalund.

He was awarded a football scholarship as a walk-on tight end in 1952 with the University of Texas Longhorns. Carl earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT and managed petroleum production from Texas, the North Sea, Africa, and the Persian Gulf. He became an expert in drilling technology during a 40 year career.

He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Viggo Aalund Jr., and his parents.

Carl is survived by his wife Mary Aalund, sons and daughters-in-law; Niels and Charlotte Aalund, Martin and Katherina Aalund, Chris Aalund, Gordon and Gina Aalund, daughters and sons-in-law; Carol Aalund, Karen and David Carlander, Nina and David Jarrell, his brother Leo Aalund, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts to the Navasota Animal Shelter through which Carl found his much beloved dog Ralphy.

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  1. It was nice to see Uncle Carl and Aunt Mary at my wedding in 2007. He was a good man. Sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you. Derek Wilson, Oakville Canada

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of our dear friend, Carl. He was a pleasure and we loved him very much just as we love all of you. He is at peace now and Mary will need a lot of help even though she is a strong person. We received information about this from Melinda Baugh. Thank you for informing her. We know he has touched many people that you will never be able to reach. We will all help to get the word out. God Bless all of you. We will plan to see you on March 29th if at all possible. Take care of each other. Duncan & Brenda

  3. Niels, Judy and I are very sorry for yor loss, your father was an impressive man by what we read. Rich and Judy Russell

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing someone is never easy but God promises that soon all death and sickness will be done away with. I hope you can find comfort from the scriptures at your time of loss. Rev.21:4

  5. Niels and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. We gather strength and peace at times like this through what God has promised us in His written word. May He comfort you today and in the days and weeks ahead.

  6. Mary and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how very difficult this time can be. May God be with you as you find your way through the many emotions you experience. Loren and I always enjoyed being with you and Carl at the civic club meetings. My sympathy to you at this difficult time.

  7. Dear Mary and Family,
    I was saddened to hear about Carl’s passing. He was a special friend and I will miss him. I will be at his memorial service next month. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.


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