Jim Harrison

July 11, 1953 - January 31, 2014

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 pm, family present 6-8 pm, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 5th at Canton United Methodist Church.

James “Jim” Harrison, age 60, died Friday, January 31, 2014 at Sanford USD Medical Center.  Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 pm, family present 6-8 pm, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

        Jim was born July 11, 1953 in Burke, SD.  He was the fourth of eight children born to Lloyd and Marge (Anderson) Harrison.  He graduated from Gregory High School in 1971.  He attended Mitchell VoTech where he received a degree in electronics. Jim married Jackie Mikkelsen June 17, 1978 and was a loving husband and proud father to their children Kellie, Nicole, and Ben.  They lived in Yankton and Rapid City before moving to Canton in 1989.  Jim owned and operated Peterson TV for several years before going to work for Keystone Treatment Center where he made many friends.

          Jim was a member of Canton United Methodist Church and a member of the Canton Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years.  Jim was known for his knowledge and love of music and will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.  He always looked forward to his 5 o’clock Friday meetings in the Man Cave.

          Jim is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughter, Nicole (Mitch) Weber, of Omaha, NE; son, Ben of Canton; brothers- Scott (Kathy) of LeSueur, MN, Bob (Cathy) of Burke, VA, and Alfred (Sandy) of Gregory, SD; sisters- Helen (David) Rajewich of Grand Junction, CO, Janice (David) Harris of Butternut,WI, Holly (David) Wendland of Pioneer,  CA, and Tracey (Ron) Zylstra of Canton; mother-in-law Marcella Mikkelsen of Sioux Falls, SD, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kellie and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Harrison/Joslyn Scholarship or the Canton Volunteer Fire Department.




21 condolences have been left

  1. Jackie and family, and to all of Jim’s brothers & sisters, whom I grew up with,
    I was saddened to read about your loss. Jim was such a fun loving individual & was always smiling. May God’s peace fill your hearts as you walk you journeys of grief.

  2. My sympathies to you and the family. It was a tough week, but we will get through it. Strength through sharing love and all the people surrounding us here.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great man. He will be in peace and have no more pain. God bless you Jackie and the children.

  4. Jackie, Family and the whole Harrison Clan – my prayers and condolences. I’m saddened and sorry for your loss. I hadn’t seen Jim since forever until about 10 years ago, and when I did he was the same slap-happy Jim. A big smile and humor that filled all the rooms.

  5. Jackie and family: I want and need to send you my sincere condolences in the death of Jim; I wanted to get to the funeral but some circumstances prevented it. You are in my prayers and thoughts–take care and breathe!!!

  6. My sympathy, Jackie, so sorry to hear of your loss. It is devastating to lose a spouse, may your memories bring you comfort. Prayers from me.

  7. Jackie and family, please acccept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Jim. I always had a special place in my heart for both of you. I truely enjoyed having you in school and I will miss Jim very much. Mr. P.

  8. Dear family of Jim, Jim was a wonderful part of our Keystone staff. He was our very talented Chief Engineer and could do most anything to help maintain Keystone’s facilities. He always did it with a cheerful smile and a little laugh. He will be greatly missed by staff and patients. Carol Regier, Keystone Director

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Jackie and the Harrison Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. My Sincere Condolences to All of You. . .keeping you in My Thoughts & Prayers!! The Memories are Wonderful to get us through!!

  11. I have a lot of childhood memories that include Jim and all of the Harrison family. Jackie and family please accept my deepest of sympathy and know that he will and is remembered fondly by many.

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. Many fond memories of your dad (Nichole and Ben). My heart felt prayers are with you always, Koz

  13. Jackie, Nicole, Ben and families.
    I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. You have my sympathies, may God wrap you in His arms and give you peace. My first thought when I heard was: That makes me so sad, and then I remembered the incredible JOY that Jim and Kellie must be feeling.
    Hugs and Prayers to you all.
    Sandi & Dennis Lundstrom

  14. Jackie and family….We are so sorry to hear about Jim, he was a fun loving guy and we hold alot of good memories of time spent with him..the good ole days. We are thinking of you, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Jackie and family ,our thoughts and prayers are with you your family. Gary really loved having Jim at work he was really a great guy. will miss him a lot. God love you all. Gary and Renae Lamberty

  16. Jackie and family:
    So sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great guy and a good friend. He will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Our deepest sympathy to you Jackie and your family. Thinking of Jim as one of the church “kids” growing up in the UCC Church in Gregory. Our prayers are with you….

  18. Jackie and family-Thoughts and prayers are with you today. Remembering Jim’s wonderful smile in the mornings at work. Always brightened my day.
    Tracy Montgomery

  19. Our deepest sympathy. He touched many lives with his kind spirit. He put a smile on my face each day at work. I will miss him. Love and prayers.

  20. Jackie and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Remembering his wonderful sense of humor!! Dale and Nancy Sharon