Elise E. McCarlson, age 74, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Pastor Mike McCarlson will officiate.
Visitation will be at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. and prior to services at the chapel on Saturday.
Burial will be at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery in rural Henry. Honorary Pallbearer wil be Shyanne McCarlson. Pallbearers will be Hayden McCarlson, Michael Scott McCarlson, Mike Bevers, Matt Hlavacek, Todd Syhre, , and Shane Sattler.
Elise was born on October 22, 1948, in Watertown, SD, to James and Harriet (McFerran) Bevers. She attended school in Watertown until her junior year when she finished her high school education in Henry, graduating in 1966. Following high school, Elise attended Watertown Business University.
On September 12, 1970, Elise married Paul McCarlson. To this union they raised two children, Stacy and Eric on the family farm in rural Webster. Elise enjoyed staying busy with puzzles, quilting, sewing, cards, bingo, and attending to her plants.
Elise is survived by her daughter Stacy Swails of Choctaw, OK; son Eric (Mandy) McCarlson of Webster, SD; brother Kim (Roxanne) Bevers of Lake Norden, SD; brother in law, Allan Rennie, Henry, SD; sister in law, Connie (Steve) Lundholm, Watertown, SD; grandchildren Shyanne McCarlson and Hayden McCarlson.
Elise was preceded in death by her parents; sister Kristine Rennie; and brother William Bevers.
Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel www.crawfordosthus.com
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