Travis 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.

Travis Carlson Pic.jpg2Travis Albert 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.

Travis 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.  He attended and played football at Worthington Community College.  He then enjoyed farming with his family, neighbors, and friends before starting Carlson Custom Fencing in 2013. He married Luciana Lanni on July 21, 2017 at Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City, SD.

He was passionate about his fencing business and loved cowboying with Paislee and Ty.  He was hardworking and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.  In his spare time, Travis enjoyed spending time with family, especially his children, fishing, family vacations out west, snowmobiling, riding rangers, and anything outdoors.  He will always be remembered for his big smile and laugh.

He is survived by his children Paislee, Ty, & Tavin; his wife, Luciana; step-sons, Marco and Cael; parents, Terry and Vicki Carlson, Canton, SD; sister, Melissa (Shawn) Ford and their children, Tilly & Cal, Park Ridge, IL; 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, Eric.


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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 everyone travis was a great guy always enjoyed our visits. Hugs and prayers to everyone

  3. Shandy Brandon on October 28, 2017 said:

    Your family is near to my heart through these times. I know how precious your dad was to you! You are such a beautiful person and I hope through all this you will become stronger. I pray for peace in your heart tomorrow and all the days to come. I know tomorrow will be filled with much heartache and sadness. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. 💓

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

    We are so sorry for your losses. I pray that God gives you the strength to carry on and know that he is with you ALWAYS.

  5. Harry and Kay Thomas on October 28, 2017 said:

    We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May you have some understanding and eventually some peace. God bless you Paislee and your family.

  6. 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

  7. Mildred Kenzy on October 28, 2017 said:

    I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I can only pray that the Lord and your family can be of comfort to you at this time. I so enjoyed seeing your boys whenever they would stop by.They will always be remembered with great fondness . My love to your whole family.
    Mille Kenzy

  8. Ryan Myers, M.D. on October 29, 2017 said:

    Carlson Family,

    I send my deepest condolences for your loss of your two boys. I have great memories of high school football, FFA and 4-H with all of their shenanigans 😉 I pray for peace and comfort of your family.

    Ryan Myers, M.D.

  9. John and Lavinia Bonacker on October 29, 2017 said:

    We are so so sorry for the loss of your sons. May God be with and your family and give you strength and peace. We hope all your wonderful memories help your family through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    John and Lavinia

  10. 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

  11. Heibult Family on October 29, 2017 said:

    We were unable to make it to the service today, but please know that our entire family sends condolences to your family! Our hearts have been heavy since hearing of their passing. We send our prayers of healing and strength to you all!

    Randy, Joanne, Wanda and Kale

  12. Mac and Carol McEntee on October 30, 2017 said:

    So sorry. Prayers coming your way.

  13. Patti (Underberg) Schmidt on October 30, 2017 said:

    Dear Vicki and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain of losing children. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  14. Cindy Haus Tomesh on October 31, 2017 said:

    Luci and Marco, Our heart goes out to you in Sympathy and love for the loss of your husband and step daddy….Our thoughts are with you all!