Nordahl Nervig

 Noel Nordahl Nervig was born in Alberta, MN in 1923, son of Edward Nervig and Hazel Williams. He was born in a family of eventually six children, Edward Jr., Newman, Dorothy, George, Nordahl, and Robert.  He was raised in Canton, S.D. where he finished high school and attended a year at Augustana College.
Nordahl worked as a farm hand until World War II. He failed to get in the Army due to sight issues so he joined the Merchant Marines instead. While in the Merchant Marines, he traveled around the world twice before getting out of the Merchant Marines in Paris, France after the war. His Brother George managed to help him get into the Army in 1946.
Also in 1946, while in Paris, he met and married Yvonne A. Delgehier. The couple went on to have 3 children, Nicole born in 1947 in Austria, Monica born in 1949 in Colorado Springs, and Olaf born also in Colorado Springs in 1951.
Nordahl stayed in the Army for 20 years with tours of duty in Germany, Greece, and traveling through Europe several times.  He retired in Utah working for Thiokol/Job Corp obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree at Weber State.
For his hard work and experience at Thiokol he received a grant to Utah State University. After six years he obtained his Master’s and finally a Doctorate a Utah State. Nordahl went on to work at the University of Southern Illinois where obtained his tenure after 10 years. After writing a book on education, he retired in 1991.
After many years in the Army while being around loud missiles and rockets he soon began to lose his hearing and eventually went deaf. His grandson managed to get him into the Tricare/Medicare program and he was able to get into a program that just started up, where they provided him a Cochlear hearing implant which allowed him to hear again.
Nordahl died in his home in Millville, Utah on March 24, 2015. Nordahl is survived by one brother, George 94 and his one sister Dorothy who is 98. He is also survived by his one son, Olaf, his daughter, Nicole, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.  Inurnment will be at the Lutheran Cemetery near Canton, SD.

Cecil Crawford

    Cecil Everett Crawford, age 93, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Hudson Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hudson, SD following a five month illness.  His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial at Eden Cemetery near Hudson, SD.   Lunch and fellowship will be at the Hudson Community Center following the burial.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Cecil was born on a farm near Fairview, SD on August 9, 1921 to Clifford and Maggie (Fossum) Crawford. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Lands Lutheran Church near Hudson, SD.  He attended Moe school and later Canton High School.

Cecil was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 26, 1942 and served in Panama and the European theater under Patton’s Third Army, 89th Infantry Division during World War II.  There he saw action in the Battle of Rhineland and was present when his Division liberated the Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Ohrdruf, Germany in April of 1945.  He was honorably discharged on December 10, 1945.

On January 24, 1947 Cecil married Norma Kittelson and was employed at John Morrell in Sioux Falls and the Canton Greenhouse before he began farming in 1953.  He farmed near Parker, SD until 1960 at which time he and his family moved to a farm near Hudson where he continued to farm until 1999.  Cecil and Norma moved to Canton in 1987.

A life member of the Canton VFW, and the Hudson American Legion, Cecil was a past active member of Grace Lutheran Church at Parker and Hudson Lutheran Church.  He was currently a member of Canton Lutheran Church.

Cecil was preceded in death by his father and mother, and a sister, Delores.  He is survived by his loving wife Norma, and four children: Ronald (Julie) Crawford, Fenton, MO; David (Trudy) Crawford, Spearfish, SD; Karen (Robert) Evanson, Hudson, SD;  James (Janet) Crawford, Waterloo, IL; two brothers, Donald (Carol) Crawford, Canton, SD; Kip (Julie) Crawford, Canton, SD; 10 grandchildren: Maggie and Vince; Matthew and Rachel; Jennifer, Laurie and Judson; Megan, Kristin and Erica; and seven great-grandchildren.

Lillian Richter

Lillian Richter, 90, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a brief illness.

 Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Canton United Methodist Church in Canton, SD with the Reverend Steve Ziebarth presiding. Her burial will be in the Serviceman’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell, SD following the luncheon.  Family will greet visitors Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Lillian was born April 2, 1925 to William and Anna Grueneich of Monango, North Dakota.

On September 15th, 1943, she was united in marriage to Wilfred Richter. After Wilfred’s death on August 28, 1991, she moved to Sioux Falls, SD.

She was an active member of the Linwood Wesleyan Church, Bible Study programs and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.  She worked as a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital and received an Honoree Award for her 10 years of service.  Lillian also enjoyed traveling with her friends and loved working with flowers and crafts.

Her greatest joy was being with family and friends.  Grateful for having shared her life are her four children: Donald Richter, Sioux Falls, SD, Marilyn (Steve) Joyce, Sioux City IA, Kathy (Randy) Hardie, Canton, SD, Brad (Nancy) Richter Mahtomedi, MN.  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Lillian is survived by one brother, Marvin (Joan) Grueneich, Ellendale ND, and one sister, Martha Bartel of Aberdeen, SD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Richter, three brothers, Willie, Albert, and Clarence Grueneich and one sister, Esther Iverson.

The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Administration and staff at Stoney Brooke Suites in Dakota Dunes, SD who provided exceptional care, companionship and spiritual support. Your kindness and thoughtfulness you showed our mother will always be remembered.

Richard “Dick” Haisch

Richard K. “Dick” Haisch, 80, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  His memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Canton Lutheran Church.   Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Canton Lutheran Basement Renovation Fund or a charity of your choice.

          Richard Keith Haisch was born August 28, 1934 at Webster, SD to Lloyd and Marian (Mulford) Haisch.  Dick graduated from Canton High School in 1952.  He received a degree in pharmacy from SDSU in 1956.  While at Brookings, he was a member of  ROTC and served in the US Army for two years as a 2nd Lieutenant.

          Dick was united in marriage to Maureen Kay Anderson July 9, 1956 in Canton.  They lived in Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ before moving to Canton in 1960.  Dick was a pharmacist and partner at Molstad Drug for 5 years and a partner at Bruggman Drug in Rock Rapids for 2 years.  He purchased Noid Drug Store in 1967, changing the name to Haisch Pharmacy, which he owned for 26 years.  He retired in 1996.  Dick was an active member of Canton Lutheran Church since 1960, serving in stewardship, as a deacon and trustee, and sang in the choir.  He was also very involved in the community as a member of Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Canton-Inwood Hospital Board, Canton Good Samaritan Advisory Board, and Canton Development Corporation.  He was a consultant pharmacist for the nursing and hospital for 10 years.  He was a member of several state and national pharmacy association s.  Dick and Kay enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona for over 20 years.   Dick was an avid golfer and enjoyed photography and woodworking.

          Those grateful for having shared his life are: his wife of 58 years, Kay; sons, Rick (Kathy) Haisch, Minot, ND and Paul (Lee Ann) Haisch, Alcester, SD; daughter, Lori (Don) Lems, Larchwood, IA; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one angel; two brothers, Don (Phyllis) Haisch, Brandon, IA  and Charles (Sue) Haisch, Polo, IL; and one sister, Janet (Larry) Ingalls,Webster, SD.

Earl Dean

Earl Dean, age 87, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 3 at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.   A Masonic service will be held at 7:00 p.m.    In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Canton Student Loan Fund.

Earl William Dean was born on September 1, 1927 in Olivet, SD to William and Katie (Grim) Dean.  The family soon moved to Sioux Falls where Earl graduated from Washington High School in 1945.  He then attended Augustana College for a year before entering the Army.  Upon his discharge, he resumed his studies at USD, obtaining his Master’s in Education.  He married Mary McBride on November 22, 1951 in Sioux City, IA.

Earl began his lifelong career in education in Montrose, SD as a teacher and coach for 5 years.  He then moved to Marion, SD where he taught for a year and was superintendent for 4 years.  His career next brought him to Salem, SD for 7 year as superintendent and finally 20 years as the Canton, SD superintendent.

Earl was active in the Canton United Methodist Church.  He served as treasurer and was interested in the youth programs.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and loved to visit with people, especially at the coffee shop and senior center.  He was a 50+ year Mason, member of the Rotary, and was on the Canton Student Loan Fund Board.  He enjoyed and excelled at basketball in his high school and college days.  He also played softball in his younger years and was active in the YMCA, where he learned to play basketball as a kid.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 63 years, Mary;  sons, Terry, Gayville, SD and Todd, Canton, SD; daughter, Trudy (Kevin) Wicks, Reno, NV; grandchildren, Steve (Nacy) Dean, Travis Wicks (Lorena Valencia),  Tyler Wicks, Kayla Wicks, and Lynn VanSloten; great-grandchildren, Ella, Kaleb, and Kaylee; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Billy, two brothers, and 2 sisters.

Emersyn Brigh Eiesland

Emersyn Brigh Eiesland, infant daughter of Sam and Elissa (Funge) Eiesland, passed away at birth Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Avera McKennan Hospital.  A private family service will be held.  Including Sam and Elissa, her loss is mourned by her grandparents- Rick Funge, Sioux Falls and Tom and Joann Eiesland, Canton; her aunt, Mariah Eiesland; and uncles- Chris McFarland and Josh Funge.

Anna L. Hartka

On March 5, 2015, ANNA HARTKA (nee Connor), 87, wife of the late Leonard J. Hartka, died at Southridge Healthcare, in Sioux Falls, SD.  She is survived by four children, Barbara, Leonard (Mary), Marian, Robert (Teresa), loving grandmother of Paul, Julie, Adam, Sean, Stephanie, Jason, Bryan, Matthew; and 7 great-grandchildren.

She retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1987.  She lived most of her life in Baltimore, MD, and retired in FL and SD.  Anna had a spontaneous spirit and loved to travel with family and friends.

Services to be private with a memorial service to follow at a later date.

Marcia Ann (Hammer) Albers

Canton.  Marcia Ann (Hammer) Albers, 63, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.  Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 5, at Grand Valley Lutheran Church south of Canton.  Her visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

          Marcia was born January 3, 1952 in Canton, SD to Carl and Fern (Butcher) Hammer.  She attended country school and graduated from Canton High School in 1970.

          Marcia married Darwin Albers April 20, 1974.  They lived in Omaha, NE before moving back to Canton in 1977.  Marcia was a secretary for the superintendent at Canton Public Schools for over 26 years, retiring in 2006.  She was an active member of Grand Valley Lutheran Church and served as church secretary for many years.  Marcia loved animals, especially horses and her pets.  She loved attending her grandchildren’s school activities.  Marcia was an avid C-Hawk fan and enjoyed following Nascar.

          Those grateful for having shared her life are: her daughter, Heidi (Jeremy) Benson, Canton; grandchildren- Kassidy, Michaila, and Jase; her mother, Fern Hammer; sister, Patricia Hastad; her brothers, Stephen (Barbara) Hammer and Charles (Lori) Hammer; Heidi’s half-brother, Matthew (Serenity) Albers and their children, Feonix, Lilliana, and Nathaniel along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Charlotte Herman

Canton.  Charlotte Herman, 88, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at Canton Good Samaritan Society.  Her memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Charlotte was born March 20, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI to Otto and Anita Kett.  She attended and graduated from school in Milwaukee.  She married Robert Herman on January 21, 1950.   They owned and operated a motel in Wisconsin Dells for many years.  Following retirement, they moved to California.  After her husband’s death in 1986, Charlotte moved to Milwaukee.   She has been living in Canton since 2008.

          She is survived by two sons- Robert (Linda) Herman, Canton and Perry (Sharon) Herman, Paso Robles, CA; four grandchildren- Julia (Travis) Lindsey, Matthew Herman, Steph (Devon) Johnson, and Amanda (Josh) Smith; and two great-grandchildren- Colin Lindsey and Lydia Smith.

Ronald A. Eiesland

Canton.  Ronald A. Eiesland, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.  His Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Canton.  A Scripture Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. Dominic’s.

          Ronald Archie Eiesland was born November 19, 1936 on a farm near Inwood, IA, to Olaf and Gladys (Huckfeldt) Eiesland.  He attended country school and graduated from Canton High School in 1954.  He farmed with his father until his death in 1956.  He continued to farm in the Canton area, many years with his sister’s family.  Ron served in the South Dakota Air National Guard for 6 years.  He was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church and currently a member of Holy Spirit in Sioux Falls.  An avid sports fan, Ron was a member of the Sioux Sports Club and attended many University of Sioux Falls and Augustana College sporting events.

          Ron is survived by his sister, Maureen (Gerrit) VanDenTop, Sioux Falls and nephew, Jason (Jaci) VanDenTop and their children Anthony, Alyssa, Derek, and Cecelia, all of Canton, SD.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to USF or Augustana College.

Deanne Anderson

Deanne Dell Castillo-Anderson, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at Sanford Canton – Inwood Hospital. Her funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Deanne was born February 13, 1939 in Sioux Falls, SD to Glenn and Arlene (Irvine) Castillo.  She married and had three children- Lori Jean Williams, Mark Thomas Frahm, and Randel Glen Frahm.

In 1979 she graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing as an R.N.  She became certified in psychiatric care.

In 1989 she married William James Anderson.  They were happily married for 25 years.  Deanne belonged to Cabin Ministries with Pastor Ed Kaltenbach.

She is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Lori (Jay) Williams, Sioux Falls; sons- Mark Frahm, WY, and Randel Frahm (Dr. Eileen Cassidy-Frahm) Nashville, TN; grandchildren- Kelly Kruetzfeldt (Amy), Kara Britton (Shawn), Jeremy Frahm, Mark J. Frahm, Megan Frahm, Lauren Frahm, and Evelyn Rose Frahm; step grandson, Luke Cassidy; great-grandchildren- Daxson Kruetzfeldt, Maveryk Kruetzfeldt, and Ellie (Elliot) Britton; step-children- Tammy Anderson and her children, Stephanie and Tommy, and Derek Anderson (Claire) and their children, Violet and Ruby; and sister-in-law, Susan (Jim) Armstrong.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law.


Howard Kroger

Canton. Howard Kroger, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls.  His funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Howard was born June 8, 1923 at Alvord, IA to Louis and Anna (Mundt) Kroger.

Howard was united in marriage to Nova James November 21, 1942.  They made their home in Canton.  Howard operated an excavation business in the Canton area for many years.  He and Nova owned a restaurant for several years.  Howard was a member of Canton United Methodist Church, Canton Lion’s Club, Moose Lodge, and served on the City Planning Board and city commission.  Howard enjoyed woodworking, wine making, and attending auctions.

Howard is survived by his sons- Donald (Marlys) Kroger, Ozark, AL and Ray Kroger, Canton; 9 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;   5 great-great-grandchildren; brothers- James (Enola) Kroger, Inwood, IA, Sam (Deb) Kroger, Inwood; sister, Marlys Shaff, Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nova (2001), 2 grandchildren; and sister, Joyce Rise.