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Marlys "Molli" Enstad

July 19, 1950 ~ March 28, 2018 (age 67)
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Marlys J. “Molli” Enstad, age 67, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at a care center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown. Rev. Dan Ofstehage will officiate. Music will be provided by A. J. Sherrill as organist. The family is requested to meet at the church on Monday by 10:30 a.m. for a prayer service.

Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Monday.

Pallbearers will be: Gary Morehouse, Miles Enstad, Dylan Enstad, Glenn Enstad, Dean Enstad and Douglas Enstad. Burial will take place at a later date.

Marlys was born on July 19, 1950, in Britton, SD, to Lloyd and Lillian (Stolsmark) Morehouse.  She graduated from Bristol High School in 1968.

On July 5, 1975, Marlys married Keith Enstad in Pierpont, SD. The couple lived on a farm near Pierpont for nine years before moving to Watertown.  Marlys worked at the Drake as a waitress, then went to work at Woolworth’s where she was the deli manager until they closed. She went on to work as a cashier at Jubilee and a waitress at Riverside before working part time at Taco John’s, which she said was her favorite job.

She was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, the American Legion Auxiliary and an active member of the Watertown Wrestling Booster Club. Marlys liked to attend the boys’ wrestling events and enjoyed reading, listening to music and camping. She loved cooking and baking and especially loved her “own” cheesecake and lefse making.

Marlys is survived by her husband, Keith, of Watertown; three sons: Wade (Marcie) Enstad of Sioux Falls, SD, Jason (Lea) Enstad of Cheyenne, WY, and Collin (Debby) Enstad of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren; three brothers: Donald (Julie) Morehouse of Bodfish, CA, Lyle (Lynn) Morehouse of Spokane, WA, and Gary (Wanda) Morehouse of Aberdeen, SD; three sisters: Marialice (Richard) Arndt of Duluth, MN, Marlene (LeRoy) Nelson of Langford, SD, and Marcia (Alvin) Sayne of North Pole, AK; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lowell and Roger; three sisters: Beverly Bonn, Janice Kroll and Joan Steffes; and one infant sister.









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