Carroll Heath

May 21, 1925 - May 5, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-9, family present from 7-9, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Harrisburg, SD.

Carroll Duane Heath went to be with the Lord on May 5th, 2014 at Fellowship Village in Inwood, IA. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Harrisburg, SD.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-9, family present from 7-9, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. 

          Carroll was born May 21st, 1925 in Volga, SD to Fred and Mary Isabelle (Stewart) Heath. Carroll graduated from Rutland High School in 1943.

          Dad served in the Army from June of 1944 till April of 1946, after which he spent 2 years in California where his two sisters lived.

          Dad married his sweetheart Hjordis Lucille Eriksrud his wife of 55 years, February 16, 1950. Together they worked on the family farm near Sinai, SD from 1950 till 1960.

          Dad & Mom moved to Sioux Falls for a short time, where they met many life-long friends. In 1962 they moved to a farm east of Sioux Falls.

          Dad hobby farmed and worked at Kolman/Athey in Sioux Falls for 27 years, retiring in 1990. They continued to live at the farm until they bought a house in Canton in 2003, so they could be closer to their children and grandchildren.

          Dad spent his retirement maintaining his yard, which he took great pride in, working on family history and enjoying his family. He also loved to do woodworking in his shop; there he spent many long hours building knick knacks, furniture and other items for the family. He also built and designed a replica of Springdale Lutheran Church.

          Dad loved to have his family gather at his house so he could enjoy his 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild.

          Dad is survived by his five children; Steven (Glenda), Grand Island NE, Berdine (Louie) Bowyer, Carol (Jeff) Anderberg, (Mary) Sterling, and Kim De Smet all of Canton, SD.  His many grandchildren, three sister-in-laws Arleen Tillison of Sacramento, CA, Doris Haugen of Flandreau, SD and Betty Eriksrud of Sioux Falls, SD; many wonderful friends and the loving congregation at Springdale Lutheran Church.

          Dad was preceded in death by his parents, his seven siblings, his loving wife Hjordis and one great grandchild Amelia Grace Heath.

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  1. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I will keep you and your families in my prayers and I pray that you feel God’s presence at this time. I have special memories of riding horses to your beautiful place on the Sioux River. Your folks always welcomed all of us from “cross the river.” We certainly had a great time playing with all the Heath kids and of course riding horses. I don’t remember how be all become friends but I am glad we had the opportunity to get to know your family.

    With fond memories,
    Evelyn Dieters Te Grotenhuis

  3. We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Your entire family has our deepest sympathy.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Sending much love!

  5. Praying that you’ll sense God’s presence
    In this time of grief
    And feel God’s love surrounding you
    And know His inner peace
    For God cares so much for you
    And wipes each tear you cry,
    You never need to feel alone,
    For He’ll never leave your side.