Eldene Danielson

April 21, 1923 - February 10, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. Family will greet visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Canton Lutheran Church. A private family burial will be held prior to the service.

Canton.  Eldene Danielson, age 90, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Canton Lutheran Church.  A private family burial will be held prior to the service.  Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Family will greet visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

          Eldene was born on a farm near Canton, on April 21, 1923, to Frank and Edna (McMurray) Rohlf.  She attended rural school and graduated from Canton High School in 1941.  After attending college at South Dakota State University and graduating from the University of Sioux Falls, she taught school in Selby, Harrisburg, and Canton, South Dakota.  She married LeRoy Danielson on April 21, 1946.  They lived on a farm near Canton where they raised their two children.

          Eldene enjoyed teaching school, raising flowers and gardening, playing cards, and attending Bible studies.  She was a charter member of Modern Mrs. Extension Club and helped organize the Just Us Gals Extension Club.  She was a past president of Lincoln Farm Bureau Women, past president of Lincoln County Extension Women, a member of Worthing Ladies Aid, Lynn Club 56, and Rebekah Lodge No. 31.  She also belonged to BPW and Sons of Norway.  She was an active member of Canton Lutheran Church.

          Eldene is survived by her two children: Ethelyn (Wendell) Fossum of Norfolk, NE, and David of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandchildren: Maria (Ryan) Cadwallader of Rapid City, SD and Eric (Melinda) Fossum of Norfolk, NE; and five great-grandchildren: Jakob and Brooke Cadwallader and Hope, Harper, and Hadley Fossum.  She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy (October 17, 2008) her parents, Frank and Edna Rohlf, and her sister, Edna Mae Rohlf.

          Her family would like to express their gratitude for the care Eldene received at Sanford Hiawatha Heights, Canton Good Samaritan Center, and Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.

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  1. Dave, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Always enjoyed seeing you and her at the Curry’s Field Day. Enjoy the memories and God be with you.

  2. Ethelyn, David and extended family members:
    So sorry to hear Eldene passed away. Eldene was a wonderful person, and touched many children and adults in her life.
    God be with you! The Hauschild family.

  3. Ethelyn,

    You have my deepest sympathy. Seems like yesterday I was at your house talking to your Mom and Dad or they were asking me questions as to where we were going. JoAnn, June and I have all shared fun memories this week of you and your parents. I would very much like to be at the service but it’s just not possible. You are in my heart always. Cheryl Feekes

  4. Dear Dave,
    Just wanted you to know that I am sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is a tough part of life that we face but I wanted you to know that you are not alone. May you feel the love and support from your classmates from the class of ’73 and consider yourself hugged and loved! Take care and rest in the good memories. God Bless.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. We are blessed that our parents were good friends and feel that we have a connection through them. We appreciated so much David coming to our Mom and Dad’s funeral and visitation not too long ago. Your visit and thoughtfulness meant a lot to us. Unfortunately, we are not able to attend your mom’s funeral, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the many wonderful memories.

    In sympathy,
    Diane, Kathy, and Nancy (Leubecher)

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Eldene will definitely be missed. She was such a vibrant woman, cheerful when one was sad. She was always there for us when mom and dad died. Our families had so much fun together on card night! My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Love, Sherrie

    • Dear Ethelyn and David,
      I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Eldene was so positive and was there for us when mom and dad died. Her and mom were the best of friends. I have great memories of card night, picnics and all the times our families were together. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

      With sympathy,
      Sherrie French

  7. Dear Ethelyn and David,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember Eldene as being such a positive person, smiling and laughing. We have wonderful, fun(ny) childhood memories with your family and feel blessed our parents were such good friends. Even though I won’t be able to attend the funeral, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Marlys French

    (We will get together this summer!)

  8. Ethelyn and David,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I can only imagine the party going on in heaven. They are all together again. I picture them playing cards, laughing and having a good time. No stress, No pain. I have so many good memories of your parents. I wish I could be there to help you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Darla Cronin and family