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. Lynda Johnson on October 27, 2017 said:

    So sorry for your loss hugs and prayers to you all

  2. 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.

  3. Martha Johnson on October 28, 2017 said:

    Heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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