Opal Ramse

May 29, 1921 - August 17, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 20 at Canton Lutheran Church.

Opal Ramse, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home at the Inn on Westport on Sunday, August 17, 2014.    Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 20 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

            Opal Lorraine Ramse was born on May 29, 1921 in Canton, SD to John & Elsie (Aurit) Stengel.  She attended country school near Canton.  On November 15, 1941 she married Art Ramse at Canton Lutheran Church.  After marriage, the couple moved to Dayton, OH where Opal worked at a local canning factory.  They then moved back to SD to farm in the Lennox/Worthing area.  In the late 1960’s they began farming near Canton.  Upon retirement, they moved into Canton and for the last several years had lived at the Inn on Westport.

            Opal was a wonderful farm wife and was known for cooking, especially her fried chicken.  She was a member of the Sons-of-Norway, ladies aid, and helped with 4-H.  She enjoyed gnomes, ceramics, her grandchildren, and playing cards, especially bridge.  She will be remembered as a kind and caring wife, mother, and grandmother who was always willing to lend a hand when needed.

            Opal is survived by her husband of 72 years, Art, Sioux Falls; children, Verlyn, Sioux Falls, Arlys Sanderson, Sioux Falls, and Loren (Patti), Canton; grandchildren, Becky (Keith) Behl, Melanie (Andrew) Linnaus, Greg Ramse, Todd (Wendy) Ramse, Aaron (Allison) Sanderson, Jessica Ramse, and Katie Ramse; great-grand children, Tegan & Brinly Sanderson, Briella & Kieran Behl, and Allison & Natalie Linnaus; great-great grandchild, Makenna Ramse; sister, Esther Heeren, Sioux Falls; and numerous other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Irene Ness, Hazel Stensland, and Helen Torberson; and brothers, Lyle, Pete, and an infant brother.

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  1. Sorry for your loss. I will remember Opel as a Wonderful Aunt and kind soul. Condolences to all of the family.

  2. Dear Art, Verlyn, Arlys, Loren, Patti & Families, We were saddened to see that Opal passed away. She was a very special person and will be dearly missed by all the lives she has touched. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. With Love & Deepest Sympathy, Sonja & Mick Tyrrell