Steven Sanderson

July 5, 1949 - March 18, 2013

Visitation: Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Anderson Funeral Home.
Service: A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. Visitation with family present will begin one hour prior to the service.

Canton- Steven Sanderson, age 63, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 18, 2013.  Memorial services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Visitation, with family present, will begin one hour prior to the service.

          Steven Edward Sanderson was born July 5, 1949 to Donald and Mary Belle (Wolfe) Sanderson.  Steve graduated from Canton High School in 1968 and joined the Marines in 1969.  He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972.  Steve was united in marriage to Jane Nelson in August of 1975.  The couple had two children, David and Jenna. 

          Steve spent most of his career in sales.  Steve particularly enjoyed woodworking and building things.  He was an active member of the Canton Historical Society.  Steve loved photography.  He had an eye for taking great pictures. 

          Steve was a good man.  He was a good father and grandfather.  He had a smile that would light up a room and a heart as big as Texas.  Steve was in a lot of pain the last couple years of his life but he will now be able to rest peacefully without the pain. 

          Steve is survived by his 2 children and 4 grandsons: David (Aubrey) Sanderson and their sons Aiden, Jett, and Fletcher of Sioux Falls, SD and Jenna (Ryan) Sechser and their son Luke of Sioux Falls, SD; 2 sisters, Marsha Brown and Susan Roeman; and many cousins, nieces, and great friends. 

          He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Mary Belle Sanderson; brother, Bob Sanderson; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Sanderson.   


13 condolences have been left

  1. David, Jenna and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss of your Dad. He was not only a family member, but a good friend and will be greatly missed. Tom will miss all the arguing about the Twins and Yankees and just being able to visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Tom & Lena

  2. David, Jenna and families,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Steve was not only a family member, but a close friend. Tom will miss arguing with him about the Twins and Yankees and just being able to visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Tom and Lena

  3. My heart felt condolences to family and friends, I believe that Steve had no enemies, just friends.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Steve. I met Steve about 5 years ago and was honored to know him and call him a friend. I give all of you my prayers and sympathies.

  5. Dave and Jenna , Steve will be missed by all who had the good fortune to meet him. You kids will be in our prayers. Rest in peace Steve.

  6. David and Jenna

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Although Tom and I cannot attend the memorial service for Steven we will take good care of him and pay our respects often after we lay him to rest at Black Hills National Cemetery. I will command the veterans honor guard and present the flag to Tom which he will keep for you until we can make arrangements to present it to you.
    Craig and Patty, Tom and Lena Sanderson

  7. Sorry to hear of Steve’s death. I will keep the family and friends in prayer. Steve was one of my classmates at Canton High School.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss! i met Steve at the VA while my dad was in hospice care! Over many years, I remember my dad talking about Steve. Telling stories of thier frienship. And when I met Steve, he shared some stories in the same fashion. What a great loss! May the 2 of them celebrate!

  9. Steve stepped up to the plate and made the phone calls that were needed to get my husband, Pat Martin, into the VA hospice unit and to get him approved for 100% disability in the record time of 1 day! I owe Steve for the rest of my life. Without him, I never would be receiving survivor benefits from the VA and I really appreciate it. Steve had a true caring heart and was a great friend. His smile will also be in my memory of him. Thank you, Steve.
    Linda Martin

  10. David and Jenna.

    I’m sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please accept the condolences of the Masten family.

    Jeff Masten

  11. David and Jenna I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, he thought the world of his kids and grandkids. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  12. I spoke with Steve last fall after he came home from the hospital. Even though he was tired he still took the time to visit with me. Steve had a funny sense of humor and touched so many with his presence. He was a caring, happy and class act. You can be proud of Steve. He will be missed by many near and far. He was a good man.

  13. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was such a help to my family during my brothers dealing with the VA. He loved all his fellow vets and would do anything for them. RIP, you deserve it.