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