MARLYS “MOLLI” J. ENSTAD
Marlys J. “Molli” Enstad, age 67, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at a care center.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 2, 2018, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown. Rev. Dan Ofstehage officiated. Music was provided by A. J. Sherrill as organist.
Marlys was born on July 19, 1950, in Britton, to Lloyd and Lillian (Stolsmark) Morehouse. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1968.
On July 5, 1975, Marlys married Keith Enstad in Pierpont. 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 was 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, Jason (Lea) Enstad of Cheyenne, WY, and Collin (Debby) Enstad of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Donald (Julie) Morehouse of Bodfish, CA, Lyle (Lynn) Morehouse of Spokane, WA, and Gary (Wanda) Morehouse of Aberdeen; three sisters, Marialice (Richard) Arndt of Duluth, MN, Marlene (LeRoy) Nelson of Langford, 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.