Elmer Louis Beverungen, 86, 42-year BGE employeeElmer...

June 05, 1996

Elmer Louis Beverungen, 86, 42-year BGE employee

Elmer Louis Beverungen, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee for more than 40 years, died of a stroke Saturday at his Hagerstown home. He was 86.

Raised in the Hamilton community of Northeast Baltimore, where he lived for most of his life, Mr. Beverungen attended Polytechnic Institute. He was hired by the utility in 1930 and retired as a foreman in 1972. He moved to Hagerstown in 1994.

Mr. Beverungen was a member in Baltimore of Our Savior Lutheran Church, and of Masonic and Moose lodges and the American Turner's Club.

His wife of 65 years, the former Anna Frances Svoboda, died last year.

Survivors include two daughters, Georgette R. Smith of Hagerstown and Ann Marie Fentress of Columbia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown.

Karl Arthur Olsson, 82, clergyman, educator, author

Karl Arthur Olsson, a former clergyman, professor and college president, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia. He was 82.

Mr. Olsson was president of North Park College in Chicago from 1959 until 1970, when he retired and moved to Columbia. He began teaching in 1948 at the liberal arts college and earlier taught at the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctorate in English in 1945.

He worked for Faith at Work, a nondenominational ministry in Columbia, from 1970 to 1977, and was a board member of Howard County General Hospital.

Mr. Olsson, an ordained minister of Evangelical Covenant Church, enlisted in the Army and served during World War II as a chaplain with the 11th Armored Division. He saw action during the Battle of the Bulge, and his decorations included the Bronze and Silver Stars for gallantry in action.

He wrote numerous books, including "God Game," "Seven Sins and Seven Virtues," "Come to the Party" and "One Spirit," a history of the Swedish Evangelical Covenant Church.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Columbia's Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former D. Sally Carlson; three sons, Alan C. Olsson of Concord, Mass., Kurt O. Olsson of Moscow, Idaho, and Karl F. Olsson of The Hague, the Netherlands; a daughter, Sarah A. McCarthy of Columbia; a brother, Nils W. Olsson of Winter Park, Fla.; two sisters, Agnes Richert of Lund, Sweden, and Lillie Larson of Tampa, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

Brian C. Campbell, 22, senior at Towson State

Brian Christopher Campbell, a senior at Towson State University who liked hiking and working on cars, died Saturday in an automobile accident in Towson. He was 22 and lived in Reisterstown.

Mr. Campbell, who was studying philosophy at TSU and was president of the Philosophy Forum, had not decided on his plans for after graduation, but according to family members he was interested in writing and working with people.

"He was such a pleasant person who had a gift for drawing people to him," said his aunt, Barbara Rosenblum of Marietta, Ohio.

Mr. Campbell was born in Prince George's County and raised in Australia, Taiwan and Hawaii, where his father, a federal employee, held assignments. He returned to Maryland to attend junior high and high school.

He was a 1992 graduate of Boys' Latin School, where he was on the staff of the Inkwell, the school's newspaper.

Services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown Road and Franklin Boulevard, Reisterstown.

He is survived by his father, Harold W. Campbell of Kapolei, Hawaii; his mother, Jean A. Campbell of Reisterstown; a sister, Jennifer L. Campbell of Reisterstown; and his maternal grandparents, Robert R. and Frances C. Volk of Branford, Conn.

Memorial donations may be made to the Brian C. Campbell Scholarship Fund, c/o Boys' Latin School, 822 W. Lake Ave., Baltimore 21210.

Pub Date: 6/05/96

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