Terry Bergerson

   Terry Lee Bergerson, 64, of Canton died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Sanford USD Medical Center. Funeral services begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

   Terry was born on February 8, 1950 to Oscar and Hazel (Vesting) Bergerson in Sisseton, SD. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Sisseton High School and Augustana College. He married Eileen Iverson on October 26, 1974. They lived in Lennox, Colton, and Wilmot before locating in Canton. He was the assistant director of the Sioux Falls Boys’ Club, the business manager for the Wilmot School District, but dedicated 29 years to the Canton School District as their business manager.

   Terry was active in his professional organizations serving many years as a director and officer in the School Administrators of South Dakota and the South Dakota Association of School Business Officials. In 1993 he received an award for the Outstanding School Business Official. He was also active at Canton Lutheran being on the board of parish Education and as a trustee and treasurer. He served on the board of directors for the Hiawatha Golf Course.

   He loved spending time with his family at their cabin on Red Iron Lake and taking numerous family vacations. Terry was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. He had a delightful sense of humor and a caring heart!

Terry will be deeply missed by his wife, Eileen, Canton, and his son, Jared, of Sioux Falls, his sister, Mary (Robert) Sieger of Durango, CO, two brothers, Brian (Marquetta) of Des Moines, IA and Stephen (Lois) of Minnetrista, MN, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Keith.


Reavis R. Heiskell, Sr. (Ret. Maj. USAF)


Reavis R. Heiskell, Sr. (Ret. Maj. USAF), age 80,  died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at Canton United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

    Reavis Rayborn Heiskell, Sr. was born October 2, 1933 at Okemah, OK to Troy and Vona Belle (Burford) Heiskell.  At age 11, he moved with his family to Canton where he continued his education, graduating in 1951.  He attended SDSU and worked in the oil fields before being drafted into the service in 1954.  He was accepted into flight school in the Air Force, beginning a 20 year career in aviation.      He served in Korea and Tripoli, North Africa, including several locations in the U.S.  Following his retirement from the Air Force as a Major in 1974, he returned to Canton with his family.  He worked in car sales at Jim Deinema Ford and was a rural mail carrier for almost 18 years.  Following his retirement in 1998, he and Helen enjoyed traveling in their motor homes. 

     Reavis continued his lifelong love of aviation by owning several planes and even rebuilt his second plane.  His grandchildren loved flying with him and many youth in Canton had their first plane ride with Reavis.  He always had time for his grandchildren, which is shown by their love and respect for him.  Besides flying and traveling, Reavis enjoyed fishing trips and hunting.

          Reavis was very active in the community, serving on the city commission for 10 years.  He also was an active member of the VFW and Forest Hill Cemetery Association.  He was an avid C-Hawk fan and a member of the football chain gang, which gave a close-up view watching his grandsons play.

          Reavis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen; his children- Reavis, Jr. Vicki (Bill) Peterson, and Carmen (Clair) Gard all of Canton; 11 grandchildren- Brendan, Keelan, Emily, and Landon Peterson, Reavis III and Charles Heiskell, Amy Bertsch, Jodi Ekle, Bob, Derek, and Brett Gard; 9 great-grandchildren- Kaleb Peterson, Lexie and Knox Kapperman, Karter Heiskell, Owen and Asher Gard, Courtney Ekle, and Zoey and Shelby Bertsch; and two sisters- Mary Ann Stewart, Durant, OK and Vivian (Charles) Holt, Norman, OK.    

Norma A. Roggenkamp

Sioux Falls.  Norma Anna Roggenkamp, 98, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Brookings Health System.  Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Canton Lutheran Church Bethlehem Chapel.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church.

Norma was born December 7, 1915 on a farm near Tea, SD to Reinder and Helena (Musch) Stroman.  She attended country school near Tea.  Norma married Otto Roggenkamp September 20, 1946.  She lived in Seattle, WA and Canton before moving to Sioux Falls.  She worked at Boeing while in Seattle and was a nurse’s aide in several nursing homes.  Her career was caring for other people. Her hobbies included travel, enjoying wildlife and pets.

Norma is survived by her sister, Lenore Thomson of Sinai, SD, and many nieces, nephews, and friends in Sioux Falls and Canton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bertha Kessel and Ada Stroman, and brother Harry Stroman.


Joyce Slack

 Harrisburg- Joyce Slack, age 84, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Sanford USD Medical Center Emergency Room.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 21 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.

           Joyce was born on September 21, 1929 in Fairview, SD to Carl and Lena (Anderson) Linder.  She grew up on a farm outside of Hudson and attended Hudson West Branch School.  At the age of fourteen she moved with her family to Canton and attended Canton Schools.  She worked for her Aunt Peg and Uncle Elmer Torkelson at their grocery store in Hudson, SD. 

            She married Richard Slack on November 21, 1954 in the original Harrisburg United Methodist Church.  Joyce looked forward to celebrating 60 years of marriage this fall.  The couple lived and farmed near Harrisburg until their retirement.  Joyce enjoyed refinishing furniture, collecting dolls, antiques, going to auctions and sales, and spending time with her grandchildren, dear friends and sister. 

            She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Vickie Straw (David Kappenman), Sioux Falls, and  Mary (Mark) McClung, Harrisburg, SD; son, Wesley (Linda) Simpson, Mount Vernon, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer (Gene) Schaffer, Jason (Michele) Heibult, Emily Robinson, Nichole (Jeff) Drexler, and Nicholas McClung; great-grandchildren, Brittany (Geoff), Destiny, Dawson, Jacob, Miranda, Harley, Caleb, Paige, Carson, Kenslee, and Kyle; great-great grandchildren, Brayden and Paeton; sisters, Marian Reed and Carole Barnhart; brother,  Gary Linder; brothers-in-law, Roger Deno and Vernon (Carolyn) Slack; and sister-in-law, Jane Linder. 

            She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Barbara Schmid, Beverly Sweeney, and Audrey Deno; and brothers, Carl Linder, Jr. and Robert Linder. 


Darla Ovre

Canton.  Darla Ovre, 66, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at Palisade Manor in Garretson, SD.  A family visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Her memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Darla was born April 25, 1947 at Park Rapids, MN to Clarence and Leone (Stephenson) Nussbaum.  She attended school in Lennox and Canton.  Darla married Johnnie Ovre, Jr. in 1963.  They made their home in the Canton area.  She worked as a bartender at the Canton Municipal, Crow Bar in Sioux Falls, the Lennox Legion, and Scotty’s Bar in Worthing.  Her favorite pastime was camping and fishing.  She was an avid collector and enjoyed going to auctions.  Her pets were her babies.

Darla is survived by her son, Douglas (Deb) Ovre of Worthing; daughters, Jeanne (Paul) Oakland of Canton and Jennifer (Scott) Lee of Sioux Falls; 9 grandchildren- Cody, Austin, Tanner, Patrick, Daphne, Jake, Hailey, Ross, and Kaden; 7 great-grandchildren- Hunter, Maddie, Erika, Alyssa, Daython, Jayvon, and Sean; 2 brothers, Stan Mclung and Keith (Mary) McClung, both of Harrisburg; and special friend, Bill Moen of Canton and his children- Joe Moen, Glenn Moen, Sherry Moen, and Alicia Gerald.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Vivian Schriver and Dorothy Wright, and 2 brothers, Harvey and Robert.

Sylvan Golden

Sylvan Golden, age 93, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home.

Sylvan Charles Golden was born in Shindler, SD, when they were visiting with relatives, to Charlie and Myrtle (Mathison) Golden on December 12, 1920. Sylvan attended schools in Sioux Falls through the 11th grade, and beyond that, he was entirely self-taught. He was employed by the Gores Coal Company in Sioux Falls, hauling coal and doing the minor maintenance work on the truck.

Sylvan joined the Army on August 14, 1942 and served with Company A 6th Engineer Battalion on Oahu, New Guinea, the Philippines and Korea. He was in charge of the motor pool, including maintenance and re-building all types of vehicles. He built bridges and roads, and was in the initial landing on Luzon. He was discharged from the Army on December 13, 1945. Sylvan was very proud to have served his country during World War II, and later became a lifetime member with the Canton VFW where he served faithfully until a couple months before his death. He enjoyed going on the Honor Flight in 2010 to Washington DC to see the World War II memorial and other sights.

Sylvan married Geraldine VanGronigen on January 18, 1946, and they lived for a short time in Flandreau, SD. They moved to a farm northwest of Canton in February 1948 where they farmed and raised four children, polka danced with a Couples Club, and were active members of Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. Sylvan welded like a pro and could fix, build, or rebuild anything. Many neighbors and friends brought broken parts and machinery to him for repair.

Sylvan and Geri moved from the farm to Canton in 1968 where he worked for Dakota Fertilizer. In 1973 they moved to Phoenix, AZ, where Sylvan worked for Carlson Systems, a specialty shop that later changed to Kistler’s. Sylvan started as a one-man shop designing, building and installing whatever the customer requested, anything from side-dump garbage containers to industrial roller conveyors. Eventually the business grew to several men working under his direction where he taught them welding, machine operating and spray painting. Sylvan and Geri danced at various polka fests and participated in dance performances with the German-American Club. Sylvan retired from work in 1993 and in 2000 they moved back to Canton, where they bought a house.

Sylvan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, regaling them with many stories about his life and experiences, and he definitely loved to dance, attending polka-fests for many years. Sylvan loved to tell and hear a good joke. He never had a problem starting a conversation with anyone – whether he knew them previously or not. He liked to hunt for ducks and pheasants, and to fish.

Grateful for being allowed to share his life are four children – Connie (Don) Arp, Sioux Falls, Charlotte (Steve) Espeland, Canton, Charles Golden and Connie Taylor, Sioux Falls, and John (Penny) Golden, Sioux Falls; his special dancing partner Juliene Peterson, Steen, MN; 16 grandchildren, 33 ¾ great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Sylvan was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, his parents, one brother, Robert,  and two sisters, Avis Koenekamp and Phyllis Kelly.

Lois Eneboe

Following a life of faith and service Lois Esther Eneboe died on March 31, 2014 and is now living in Christ’s presence in heaven.  She was born in Augusta, Wisconsin on May 15, 1922, to Arnie and Sarah Elmyra (Anderson) Anderson.  Lois grew up in the dairy farm communities of Wisconsin; the oldest of seven fun and loving children. She attended country grade school, high school, and received a teaching certificate.  Lois taught at the high school level and spent summers teaching month long Vacation Bible Schools, all while adding more college credits to earn her BA in Education.  She also enjoyed family and friends and travel.  During this time she attended Lutheran Bible Institute where her brother introduced her to the love of her life, a South Dakota farmer, Reynold Eneboe.  They were married on September 1, 1951 and Lois and Reynold began their life together on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and a year later their first child, Ruel, was born.  Soon after this they moved to South Dakota to the family farm and twins, Ronald and Randi.  Lois openly shared her love of her Lord and love of learning and teaching with her children and community.   She taught and touched many lives in Sunday School, confirmation, and VBS.  She also learned from and led many adult Bible Studies and Women’s Circles at Romsdal Church and in the Moe Park Parrish.  A highlight of learning was attending Bible Study Fellowship. Lois was most happy when she was with family and a bright spot in her life were the many vacation travels to see family in Wisconsin and other parts of the country.  She loved to read her Bible and rarely found a book she didn’t enjoy.  She continued her lifelong desire to learn by obtaining her Masters Degree in Elementary Education at USD.  She served on the Canton School Board, and in this role enjoyed giving her oldest son his high school diploma.   In 1974 she returned to a paid teaching role at E.O. Lawrence Elementary.  In “retirement” Lois and Reynold moved into Canton and enjoyed becoming “snow birds”; traveling many times with or to see family and friends.  She enjoyed many RV camping trips to Newton Hills, Lewis and Clark Lake and across the continental US, and traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, Norway, Liberia, Switzerland, England, and a trip to the Holy Land with her sister-in-law and friend Ruth.  Later in life Lois was diagnosed with Parkinson disease.  She continued to handle this, as with all life happenings, with faith that God walked with her and He would help and sustain her.  She is lovingly remember by her husband Reynold Eneboe; children Ruel and Shelley Eneboe, Ron and Darla Eneboe, Randi and Gary Helder; grandchildren Tyson and Meghana, Rikka and Dusty, Kyle and Kaitlin, Nick, and Kelsey; great Grandchildren Cadence and Camdyn;  sisters and brothers Allen and Doris Anderson, Walter Olson, Dorothy Baye, Lloyd and Lydia Anderson, Carol and Jim Matson, Alice and Bill Myers;  sister and brother-in-Law, Ruth and Buell Kittelson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Elizabeth Olson; brothers and sister-in-laws, Everett and Evelyn Eneboe, Julius Eneboe and Floyd Baye. 

 Thanks Mom for all you did and taught us – we love and appreciate you. 

Joe Poznicek

Joe Poznicek, age 58, died of natural causes Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Lillian Hanson

Lillian Opal Hanson passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 87.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Lillian was born on September 30, 1926 to Ole and Gunhild (Orstad) Aasheim near Canton, SD.  As a child she helped on the family farm while going to country school.  After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper at Farmers Lumber in Canton.

          She married Kermit A. Hanson on February 17, 1954.  The couple moved to Simi Valley, CA where they ran a tractor and dump truck service for new home developments.    In 1971, they moved back to South Dakota with a short stay in Colorado.  Their last and permanent home was near Harrisburg, SD.  She worked at Litton Microwave until her retirement.

          Lillian loved spending time with her grandchildren and with anyone who would stop and visit.  She was always outdoors and relaxed by walk through the grove picking up twigs.  She also enjoyed playing the organ and accordion.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit; siblings- Henry, Walter, Gladys Vandermeer, Esther Myland, Alma Van Bockern, and Lenore Monen.

          She is survived by her son, Kirk (Brenda) Hanson, Canton; granddaughters, Leah (Alex) Humbert, Worthing, SD and Mara Hanson (Brett Block), Canton, SD; brother-in-law, Dale Mydland; cousin Elsie Severson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.


Donald R. Gries

Donald Gries

Hudson.  Donald R. Gries, 65, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  There will be no service.  An open house gathering in memory of Donald will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the home of Todd Gries, 46996 280th St., Worthing, SD.  Donald is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna; two sons- Todd Gries and his wife Tanna of Worthing and Thomas Gries and his fiancée Kimberly Boothby of Houston, TX; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; and nieces and nephews.

Thank you to Donald Gries for being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.   He left us with many memories and inspired us with his wisdom and knowledge.    His quirky sense of humor, his love for outdoors and his family, and his attention to detail made an impression upon all of our lives.     You will be missed by all.

Betty Larson

Fairview- Betty Jean Larson, age 84, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Sanford USD Medical Center. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Betty was born on August 15, 1929 in Canton, SD to Henry and Alma (Ekle) Strand.  She attended country school and graduated from Canton High School.  She then worked at Halde Insulation prior to her marriage.  She married Art Larson on January 29, 1954 at Canton Lutheran Church.  The couple farmed near Fairview, SD.  Art died in 2011.

          She was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed playing the piano and organ and accompanying her husband at many funerals.  She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, and knitting.

          She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Dan) Kearney, Sioux Falls, SD and Joni (Doug) Groskopf, Golden, CO; grandchildren, Dani Tryhorn, Jeni Miller and Liz Fields;  niece, Dr. Faye Fossum; nephews, Carlyle Johnson and Joel Johnson; and sister-in-law, Roma Larson, Lennox, SD.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Art; son, Craig; grandson, Tommy; brother, Neal; and  sister, Henrietta (Babe). 


Eldene Danielson

Canton.  Eldene Danielson, age 90, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Canton Lutheran Church.  A private family burial will be held prior to the service.  Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Family will greet visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

          Eldene was born on a farm near Canton, on April 21, 1923, to Frank and Edna (McMurray) Rohlf.  She attended rural school and graduated from Canton High School in 1941.  After attending college at South Dakota State University and graduating from the University of Sioux Falls, she taught school in Selby, Harrisburg, and Canton, South Dakota.  She married LeRoy Danielson on April 21, 1946.  They lived on a farm near Canton where they raised their two children.

          Eldene enjoyed teaching school, raising flowers and gardening, playing cards, and attending Bible studies.  She was a charter member of Modern Mrs. Extension Club and helped organize the Just Us Gals Extension Club.  She was a past president of Lincoln Farm Bureau Women, past president of Lincoln County Extension Women, a member of Worthing Ladies Aid, Lynn Club 56, and Rebekah Lodge No. 31.  She also belonged to BPW and Sons of Norway.  She was an active member of Canton Lutheran Church.

          Eldene is survived by her two children: Ethelyn (Wendell) Fossum of Norfolk, NE, and David of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandchildren: Maria (Ryan) Cadwallader of Rapid City, SD and Eric (Melinda) Fossum of Norfolk, NE; and five great-grandchildren: Jakob and Brooke Cadwallader and Hope, Harper, and Hadley Fossum.  She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy (October 17, 2008) her parents, Frank and Edna Rohlf, and her sister, Edna Mae Rohlf.

          Her family would like to express their gratitude for the care Eldene received at Sanford Hiawatha Heights, Canton Good Samaritan Center, and Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.