Carroll Eugene Elfstrom

June 1, 1934 - May 19, 2020
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Carroll Eugene Elfstrom was called to his eternal home on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He is now at peace with our Lord and Savior.

Carroll was born in Galveston, Texas on June 1, 1934, to Hazel Elfstrom Orts and Charles Edward Elfstrom.  He graduated from Ball High School and worked at Farmer’s Marine Copper Works as the Secretary-Treasurer for 40 plus years until retirement. Carroll was a very active member of First Lutheran Church and was recognized as a Pillar of the church. He taught Sunday school and sang in the Choir for many years. He was a member of the Men’s Club.  He was a Master Mason for over 50 years with the Tucker Lodge.

Carroll was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, Joyce; his mother, Hazel Elfstrom Orts and father, Charles Edward Elfstrom.

His memory and the cherished times spent with him will be forever remembered by his two daughters, Kathy Gainer and husband, James; Cheryl Rutledge; the grandchildren whom he cherished deeply, Ryan Gainer, Amy Rutledge, Brett Rutledge; sister, Elaine Harris; nieces and nephews: Cindy Doyle and husband; Susan Weido and family; Nanette Dickerson and family; Danny Garcia and family; Steven Garcia and family; Lauren Molis and family; and beloved pet, Heidi.  He will also be remembered by many other relatives and friends.

Carroll’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A mask and social distancing is required while inside the funeral home.

A Christian Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Rhoades officiating. (A mask and social distancing is required while inside the church.) Burial will follow the service at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Gainer, Brett Rutledge, Manuel Syers, Dennis Broughton, Stan Humphrey, and Paul Martin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie, Galveston, TX 77550.


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Mask and social distancing is required.

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

First Lutheran Church


2415 Avenue G, Galveston, TE, 77550

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Mask and social distancing is required.

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 11:30 am

Grace Memorial Cemetery


, Hitchcock, TX,

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Born: June 1, 1934
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Dr. Milton & Tessie Howard posted on 6/1/20

Sincere sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. Elfstrom for the lost of your love one. Allow your positive great times with Mr. Elfstrom fill your memories.


Debbie Smith posted on 5/26/20

Kathy, I am sorry to read about the passing of your Dad. My condolences to you and your entire family.


David H O'Neal, Jr posted on 5/26/20

Sincere condolences to the Elfstrom Family. He was a great man who passed his moral & service ethics to his children and his community. Cheryl, our prayers are with you all. David O'Neal GISD School Board


Richard Thiem posted on 5/25/20

Good man. Worked with him on Oktoberfest and Endowment Fund. He's smiling down to us from heaven RIP.


Stan Humphrey posted on 5/24/20

What a great guy! So enjoyed him for his outlook on life and his concern for our church family.


Eugene Schmidt posted on 5/24/20

Dear Family Eugene Schmidt and family are praying for Carrol and y’all. Carroll always a very kind gentleman and a wonderful husband father. Again all our prayers Eugene Schmidt and family


Don Farmer Sr posted on 5/24/20

On behalf of the entire Farmer family, we extend our deepest sympathy. Carroll was like family for many years and a part of whatever success we had. May he Rest In Peace. Don Farmer Sr


Susan Coe posted on 5/22/20

Our sincerest condolences...May the peace of God help you through your challenging time.


Douglas Guthier posted on 5/22/20

Deepest sympathies to you all at this time of loss! Carroll was a fine man in so many ways. He will be greatly missed!


Shirley minor posted on 5/22/20

Prayers for the family. Carroll will be missed. He loved his family. He was always a good person and loved his God. We had a great childhood. Our generation was truly blessed. Our love to your family. Stan and shirley minor.


Stan and shirley minor posted on 5/22/20

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Terri Walker posted on 5/22/20

I'm so sorry to hear about Carroll's passing. I enjoyed getting to know him in the church choir. He was a sweet man. Sending my sincerest condolences, Terri Walker


Bev Berneathy posted on 5/22/20

Cheryl I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May he rest in eternal peace.


Cynthia Johnson posted on 5/22/20

To the Family of Mr. Carroll Elfstrom, Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of bereavement. Sending condolences on behalf of our precious classmate Cheryl Rutledge. God Bless, Cynthia James - Johnson


Mary Ann Currie Jackson posted on 5/21/20

My heart is so sad. I enjoyed knowing Carroll so much. He was such a good man. I always looked forward to his sweet Christmas card. What a wonderful friend and neighbor for so many years. Sending hugs and prayers to Kathy and Cheryl! Well-done good and faithful servant❤️


Andrew, Jr & Floretta Laws posted on 5/21/20

Praying for your entire Family.


Mary Patrick posted on 5/21/20

Prayers are with you during this time. Mary and Kim


Susan posted on 5/21/20

I’ll miss him. I’ll miss his pumpkin cookies he used to make me too! Prayers for Kathy and Cheryl


Joseph Garcia posted on 5/20/20

Please accept our heartfelt condolences at the passing of your beloved father and our good friend. Garcia Family Joe, Helga, Eric, and Bryan