April 26, 1952 - October 29, 2018
Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 2 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Steven Jon Frislie, 66, of Harrisburg, SD, rode into Heaven on Monday, October 29th, 2018, at Sanford’s Ava’s House, Sioux Falls, SD surrounded by his wife and family. Steve was born on April 26, 1952, Canton-Inwood Hospital, to John and Beverly (Brurud) Frislie. He attended Canton Public Schools and graduated from Augustana Academy in 1970. Following graduation, he attended Dakota State University for a time and then worked at Town and Country Mobile Homes. After driving truck for Tri-State Ready Mix, he started Frislie Construction, working with concrete and building homes. He took pride in his work and reminded his family every time they drove by a job site. On February 18, 1995 he married Paulette Oppold, becoming an instant father to Paulette’s 3 children. Steve and Paulette have lived their entire married life in the earth home Steve built by Lake Alvin. Being a big kid himself, he enjoyed children especially his grandchildren, who were he and Paulette’s pride and joy. His nieces and nephews will always remember the gift of a lifesavers book with money/McDonald’s gift cards for Christmas! If visiting with people is a hobby, it was Steve’s. His ‘gasless’ station in Canton was where people got caught up on the local news and was a favorite hangout. He was member of the Silver Star Lodge #4, he helped establish the Sioux River Folk Festival, and enjoyed photography. He loved riding his motorcycle and trips to Mick and Sonja’s cabin in the Black Hills. Often, he could be found stopping by his mom and dad’s for lunch.
Steve is survived by his loving wife, Paulette; daughters Heidi Ericson and Hope Carlson; sons Mike (Karoliina) Slack and Wade Miles (Tracy); as well as 6 grandchildren, Emery Ericson, Paislee and Ty Carlson, Olivia and Lucas Slack, and Korbin Miles. He is also survived by his parents, John and Bev Frislie, Canton; siblings, Vicki (Bruce) Larson, Fargo; Craig (Cheryl) Frislie, Monument, CO; Larry Frislie, Canton; Brian (Sue) Frislie, Marietta, GA, and Sonja (Mick) Tyrrell, Canton; good friend, Jason Bryant; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bernard Oppold, son-in-law, Gary Ericson, and Travis Carlson.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 2 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church.