Charlotte Chaon

June 12, 1921 - November 29, 2016


Visitation: Family will greet visitors Thursday, Dec. 29, at Anderson Funeral Home from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls.

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         Charlotte Chaon, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital.  Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls.  Family will greet visitors Thursday, Dec. 29, at Anderson Funeral Home from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

          Charlotte was born June 12, 1921,near the town of Chance in Perkins County, SD to Floyd C. and Marian (Groat) Hall.  She attended country school in Chance, SD, high school in Thunderhawk, SD, and graduated from High School in Lemmon, SD, in 1939.  She then attended Black Hills State College for a semester.  Charlotte was united in marriage to Leslie O. “Hap” Chaon, November 29, 1939 in Miller, SD.  They made their home in Maitland, SD before moving to Bremerton, WA in 1940, where Hap worked in the navy yard.  They moved to Canton in 1946, where Charlotte helped her husband operate their business, Chaon Plumbing.  She later worked as a cook at Augustana Academy, Keystone Treatment Center, and Hiawatha Country Club.  She was an active member at Canton Lutheran Church singing in the church choir and a member of WELCA.  She currently was a member at Springdale Lutheran Church.    Charlotte served on the Canton School Board for six years, was a charter member of the Palathene Club, and was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s singing group.   She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and quilting.  Her husband, Hap, died in 1985.

          Grateful for having shared Charlotte’s life are: her daughter, Jeanne (Robert) Campos, Colorado Springs, CO; three sons – Jerry (Elline), Canton , Neil (Mary), Canton, and Keith Dale (Windy), Indianapolis, IN; 4 granddaughters – Dr. Monica,  Campos, Adria Campos, and Danielle Campos Duran (Clarence), all of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jonette Chaon, Canton; 2 grandsons – Leslie P. Chaon, Canton, and Christopher (Amanda) Chaon, Sioux Falls, SD; 5 great-grandchildren – Dillon Campos, Ryder Campos, Desirae Duran, and Payton Duran, all of Colorado Springs, CO, and Carter Chaon, Sioux Falls, SD; a brother, Charles Hall, Denver, CO; and sister, June (Charles) Shortridge, Houston, TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister, Mary Rankin, and an infant.

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  1. Elline and Jerry, I’m sorry for your loss. It’s never easy, but this isn’t the easiest time of year to lose a loved one. It was 27 years ago yesterday that we lost my dad.
    I’ve wondered how you folks are doing, especially since Pete Tollinger took over the role of “class crier”. My son finally attained half my age this fall, but, as I recall, you have one who has a way to go before that milestone!

  2. Jerry, Neil and families,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. She was a favorite “older” person of mine. She has gone to a better place and we will meet her there. May you all find peace in your memories. God bless.

    Shirley Peterson