Eric “Owie” Carlson

May 24, 1978 - October 19, 2017

Service: Memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.

Eric Carlson paper picEric Ryan “Owie” Carlson, age 39 passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Ekalaka, Montana.  Memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.

        Eric was born on May 24, 1978 in Sioux Falls, SD to Terry & Vicki (Dobbe) Carlson.  He grew up in the Canton area, graduating from Canton High School in 1996.  After graduation, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp.  After discharge, he farmed with his family before moving to Montana/Wyoming to cowboy.  He then began working in the western oilfields and ranching in Montana.

        Eric had a passion for the outdoors.  He enjoyed riding broncs, hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring the mountains with Paislee and Ty.  He also broke several horses he used on his ranch.  He will always be remembered for his big laugh and smile.

        He is survived by his parents, Terry and Vicki Carlson, Canton, SD; sister, Melissa (Shawn) Ford,  Park Ridge, IL; girlfriend, Mariah Eiesland, Spearfish, SD; nieces & nephews, Paislee, Ty, Tilly, Tavin, & Cal;  his dog, Scrappy; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tilman & Vera Carlson and Marion & Helen Dobbe and twin brother, Travis.

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  1. John on October 27, 2017 said:

    Roger and Debra Kleinschmit
    Submitted on 2017/10/27 at 5:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort you.

    The King Family
    Submitted on 2017/10/27 at 5:12 pm

    Melissa and family- we are so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know our thoughts are with you.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    The King Family

    Jeff and Darcy Bjorneberg
    Submitted on 2017/10/27 at 5:01 pm

    Our sincere sympathies to your family in this time of grief for the loss of Eric and Travis. We hope you find comfort in all your memories and knowing that your friends are praying for you and thinking of you.

    Cindy (Short) Rogich
    Submitted on 2017/10/27 at 12:06 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May the memories you have of Travis and Eric bring you some comfort during this difficult time in your life. I can still hear the joy of laughter they brought to my family, especially my brother Dean Short.

    With all my love, Cindy

    Jim & Marcene Nelson
    Submitted on 2017/10/27 at 11:01 am

    Our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. Our prayers are for your entire family.

    Cheyenne Hanson
    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 11:31 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Eric and Travis. My prayers are with your family. The smiles and laughter will deeply and sorely be missed. With hugs from Buffalo, SD
    Cheyenne, Cody, Cash, and Colt

    Joan and Gary Clark
    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 8:23 pm

    You are in our prayers daily as you go through this difficult time. Our God is with you and is there for your support. It is never easy knowing why these things happened. But we are are there, as is God, for you love and support.
    God’s blessings. Joan and Gary Clark

    Lee Kaarup
    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Carlson Family,

    Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences and sympathy for your immeasurable loss.

    I have many fond memories of both Travis and Eric as we grew up together in Canton. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

    With sincere sympathy,

    Lee Kaarup

    Linda and Richard Hill
    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 3:56 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. May God wrap his arms around you

    Cary and Waylon wellman
    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 11:17 am

    My dear sweet much you are already missed..and will always be missed. All the memories we have together will never be forgotten…our thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and family of these two young men.

    Jean Davis
    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 2:58 am

    Vicki I’m so very sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Submitted on 2017/10/26 at 2:16 am

    Wishing you peace, peace, peace and more peace.

    David Hansell
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 8:58 pm | In reply to Jackie Wilcox.

    Sorry for your loss I worked with Eric and he was a good friend and co worker. Sending my prayers and condolences to the family

    David Hansell

    Lisa (Marshik) & Aaron Maguire
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 7:37 pm

    We are so sorry for you loss. Can’t imagine how hard this must be. Sending thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Lisa

    Thomas Bunkers
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 7:33 pm

    Terry & Vicki
    So very sorry for your loss,I won’t say much because of this difficult time, you and your family are my thoughts and prayers! God Bless you all.

    Wilma Romereim
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 6:45 pm

    Terry, Vicky and Melissa, My heart aches for you,I have no words that will heal you through this. Prayer is a good thing, and I have been praying for you to get through this difficult time. If I can do anything to help you please let me know.

    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 1:41 pm


    Jackie Wilcox
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 11:50 am

    My heart is very heavy knowing of your loss. Thinking of you and praying God will hold you and your family in his arms. With Deepest sympathy,

    Jackie Wilcox

    Bill and Pat Hassebroek
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 11:49 am

    Our sincere condolences in this most difficult time. Thinking of you in prayer.

    Amy Peters
    Submitted on 2017/10/25 at 12:44 am

    Wow their smile laugh and genuine happy personalities will be missed.looseing a child isn’t easy I know this..stick together and love each other ..til we meet again my friends..RIP

  2. Lynda Johnson on October 27, 2017 said:

    So sorry for your loss hugs and prayers to you all

  3. Leon and Susan Anderson on October 28, 2017 said:

    We are so sorry for your losses. May God carry you through this very difficult time and trust in the one who knows your pain.

  4. Martha Johnson on October 28, 2017 said:

    Heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

  5. Leroy and Nancy Feekes on October 28, 2017 said:

    Dear Terry and Vicki,
    We are thinking of all of your family and praying God helps you get through this time of grief. May you feel His loving arms holding you up in the days to come!
    In God’s Love,
    Leroy and Nancy

  6. Mildred Kenzy on October 28, 2017 said:

    So sorry for your lose, you have to love a guy with a hat like that. They were great guys and will be remembered fondly. Love you all, Mille

  7. Nancy and Neil Veenis on October 29, 2017 said:

    Dear Vicki, Terry and Family,
    Our Pastor shared that the most powerful thing a person can do for someone is pray for them. Whatever the circumstance may be, offer prayers. We see from all the posts, friends and family are doing exactly that. Neil and I offer our prayers for God to wrap his arms around you and carry you through this tragic time.
    May wonderful memories wash over to help you through each day. We hope you feel the prayers of people who love you and are keeping you very close to their heart.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Nancy and Neil Veenis