Jim Madland

April 10, 1936 - November 29, 2014


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

James “Jim” Sherwood Madland, age 78, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Hudson Health Care.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Jim was born on April 10, 1936 in Canton, SD to Harold and Olive (Severson) Madland.  He grew up in IA and SD and graduated from Canton High School.    Jim served in the US Air Force and then graduated from USD.  He taught school for several years in St. Paul before moving back to Canton.  He married Linda (Bakker) Eilers on September 28, 1984.  He worked as a rural mail carrier before retiring in 1998.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda; step-children, Kirk (Christy) Eilers, Canton, SD, Stacey, Sioux Falls, SD, Kelly (Jeanne) Eilers, Canton, SD and Steph (Gale) Nelson, Canton, SD; 6 grandchildren; sister, Carol (Don) Crawford, Canton, SD; nieces, Deb (Skip) Sorensen, Sioux Falls, SD and Joan (Bob) Lier, Canton, SD; nephews, Curt (Sherry) Crawford, Watertown, SD and Jeff (Janet) Crawford, Canton, SD; along with 13 great and 14 great-great nieces and nephews.

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  1. I shall always have good memories of Jim. I will miss seeing him when I come back to Canon.

  2. Linda so sorry to hear about Jim I will really miss him.My dad and him share many of good time and he was always a sweetheart to me .Jim always could put a smile on my face,God Bless you and your family.

  3. Our prayers are with you and the family. Sorry that I couldn’t make any of the viewing or service I had family obligation. Jim was always a joy to be around when we was working. Both him and Denny was around and won’t let anyone get out of hand with us. They where good guys. They are both in a peaceful place now.

  4. my dearest friend Linda, my heart goes out to you and to your family. I really wish that I could be there today to help comfort you and to put my arms around you. Jim was a good friend to me also.even though he always asked me how many suitcases I had when I would come to visit. Or when I would say hello coming in the door, he would say how long are you staying? We had a lot of fun throughout the years. And I will never ever forget Jim and his sense of humor. And I’m also wondering since he never did believethat I was one year younger than you, if that’s why he went home on my birthday. I’m thinking of you today and hoping that God will give you the reassurance that Jim is in his heavenly home now. I love you all so very much!

  5. Linda and family,
    So sorry for your loss. We are never ready to let go and it surely isn’t easy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult journey.

  6. Linda & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & we send deepest sympathy.

  7. Jim was always such a kind man to myself and my family. He also could really hit the golf ball! He will be missed! mike