Marlin H. “Marly” Anderson

February 3, 1927 - October 14, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, at Canton Lutheran Church.

Canton.  Marlin H. “Marly” Anderson, 89 passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Canton Good Samaritan Society.  His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Marly was born February 3, 1927 at Davis, SD, to Alfred and Emelia (Erickson) Anderson.  Following his graduation from Centerville High School in 1945, he entered the US Army and served in the Philippines.  He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to the family farm.  He was later called back to service during the Korean Conflict, where he served at Ft. Knox and Breckenridge, KY from 1952 to 1954.  Following his discharge, he moved to Canton where he worked as a bartender at the Canton Municipal Store until 1957.  He began hauling milk for Newton Hills Dairy in 1957.

Marly was united in marriage to Patricia Stoops February 19, 1956 in Canton. He purchased his milk route in 1959 and operated Anderson Dairy until 1991.  Marly worked at the Canton Food Center from 1991 to 1997.  An active member of the community, Marly served on the Canton Volunteer Fire Department from 1964 to 1991.  He was Fire Chief from 1982 – 1984.  He was also a member of the VFW, Amrican Legion, and Moose Lodge.  He loved camping and dancing.  His wife, Pat, died in 2007.

Grateful for having shared his life are: his children: Tim (Gretchen), Brandon, SD; Terry (Wendy), Franklin, TN,  Vikki Brende, Canton; Tom (Ginger), Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Brian Anderson, Brad (Tiffany) Anderson, Tanya (Tim) Pogue, Jordan Brende, Steve Anderson, and Josh Anderson; two great-granddaughters- Annabella and Aria; special friend, Lois Ulrickson; and sister, Delores (Lowell) Warner, Sioux Falls.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Pat, sister Ardis Johnson, and brothers, Lester and Eldon.

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  1. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. Jordan
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather. He was a truly wonderful person. I loved visiting with him.
    Take care and know I’m thinking of you.

  3. My deepest sympathy to all of you. May the Lord comfort you in this difficult time. Your Dad was such a huge part our the community while we were growing up. I’ll never forget how he went out of his way to bring the milk & put it into the fridge when my Mom started working outside the home. It was wonderful growing up with our families being the same ages (approximately). Cherish those memories as well as the wonderful memories of both of your parents. God Bless you all.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss, Marly’s, he sat and ate with my dad at good Sam, we will be Prayering for all.

  5. We’re so sorry to hear of Marly’s passing. He will truly be missed! Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. May you feel comfort in the good memories you have of your dad, Grandpa, & great grandpa!

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Marly.
    I met Marly when we were both on the Canton Volunteer Fire Department. We became friends and I learned a lot from him.

  7. My condolences to you guys. Every time you look in the mirror, you can thank your dad for that constant smile he passed on to you. Take care of each other as you gather and remember the good times.