Sylvia Y. Spelhaug

October 28, 1923 - September 21, 2014


Visitation: Visitation at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton will be Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 2-8 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m.
Service: Funeral services in Minot, ND will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Family will be present to greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

     Sylvia Y. Spelhaug, age 90, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center Canton, SD.  Visitation at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton will be Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 2-8 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m.  Funeral services in Minot, ND will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Bethany Lutheran Church.  Family will be present to greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

     Sylvia Y. (Anderson) Spelhaug was born October, 28, 1923 in Sioux County, IA to Melvin and Clara Anderson.  She attended grade school in rural Hudson, SD and graduated from Hudson, SD High School in 1941.

            She moved to Berkeley, CA in 1942 & worked in the Moore Shipyards of Oakland, CA for a few years.   She moved to North Dakota in 1946 and married Minor G. Spelhaug on October 22, 1947.  The couple farmed for several years near Glenburn, ND until moving to Southern California (Los Angeles area) in 1954.  She worked in the secretarial field for an electronics firm, then for the Air Force and finally for the U.S. Postal Service in Inglewood, CA for 13 years.  She retired in July of1978 and returned to N.D., due to her husband’s forced retirement because of his poor health.

After her husband’s death in 1990, she moved to Canton, SD and has remained there since.  She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Minot, ND and continued to maintain that membership, albeit, long distance.

            In addition, she enjoyed music, travel, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, and gardening.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas & Charmaine Spelhaug, Sioux Falls, SD; her grandson, Erik Spelhaug, Canton, SD;  siblings Nila (George) Krenos, Marinette, WI, Doris Krenos, Yankton, SD, and Delores (Robert) Gwinn, Yankton, SD; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot, ND or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Our hearts are with all of you at this time. Sylvia was such a bright light in this world and had so much love for everyone. Our family will never be the same without her, but her strength and love of laughter and life will live on in all of us. I so wish I could be with you all to celebrate this beautiful lady. You are all in our prayers. She will be missed.

  2. Doug and Eric — just read the news, sorry for your loss. She was a great neighbor and a great person. Will talk to you both soon in the back yard where I visited with her and the both of you. Sorry

  3. Doug and family,
    During this time of grief may you find comfort in the memories you have of your mother and strength from all of the prayers coming your way. Sincerely, Barbara Morrison