Harry Ralfs

March 11, 1927 - March 3, 2020


Visitation: Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday at the funeral home.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7th at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Harold “Harry” G. Ralfs, age 92, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7th at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday at the funeral home.

          Harold was born on March 11, 1927 in Rock County, MN to George and Ann (Lafrenz) Ralfs.  He lived in Rock County and attended Luverne High School.  He served in the US Army from 1945 – 47.  He married Dorothy Baerenwald on September 9, 1950 in Luverne, MN.  The couple lived in Luverne until moving to Canton, SD in 1962 when Harry began working in the machine shop at Bid-Well.  He retired from Bid-Well in 1995 after 32 years of service.  He was a past member of the VFW and enjoyed working on his Studebaker, in his machine shop, fixing and building things, talking, and in his younger years, polka dancing.

          He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy; children, Steve, Canton, SD, Jeannie (Teddy) Haislip, Canton, SD, Karen Ralfs, Omaha, NE, Sandra (Noel) Person, Sioux Falls, SD and Rick, Canton, SD; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.

          He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Helen Siebenhaler, Velma Grant, and Julie Anderson.

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4 condolences have been left

  1. Steve, Rick and the rest of the family of Harry. So sorry for your lose of a caring and very good person. He will be missed by many. He was always a friendly person to see and talk to. So sorry.

  2. I think I can remember him, I was very young, definitely remember all the Studebakers. So sorry for your loss. What a great life tho!

  3. Dorothy, Steve and Rick and Family you have our deepest Condolence, Harry was the sweetest person i have gotten to known, spent many evening talking with Harry on his daily walk.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Harry. I saw him almost every day growing up because we lived across the street from Bidwell. When he retired I would see him on his daily stroll walking around town. Condolences to the family.
    Steve, I’m so sorry to hear of this loss.