Charles “Chuck” Sundling

Charles “Chuck” Sundling age 69 of San Benito, Texas passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, SD.  Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.

Chuck was born in Vermillion, SD on May 18, 1946, the son of Harris and Stella (Matz) Sundling.  He graduated from Canton High School, Canton, SD and the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.  Chuck was curator of the Codington County Heritage Museum, Watertown, SD and taught at various high schools in South Dakota.  He married Lois Kinstad on July 26, 1986 in Salem, SD.  As a couple, they relocated to The Valley in July, 1995.

Chuck was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.  He also wrote a series of young children’s books about life on the frontier.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lois; mother, Stella Sundling; sister, Julie(Kip )Crawford both of Canton, SD; daughter, Laura Cornell,and  grandchildren, Clara and Eddie of Cardiff,  California; four brother-in-laws, Wes(Judy) Kinstad of Northfield, MN; Les(Julie) Kinstad and Wayne(Connie) Kinstad) both of Sioux Falls, SD; and Ray Prince of Custer, SD; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and former students.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Harris, and his sister,Chuck Sundling pic 20001 Nancy Prince.

Megan Atkins

Megan Argus picture    Worthing- Megan Atkins, 27, died Sunday, September 27, 2015. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, with burial at the Worthing Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at First Bank and Trust in Megan’s name.
Megan was born October 2, 1987 in Sioux Falls, SD to Larry Goeden and Cathy Hymans. She attended school K–12 in Canton, graduating in 2006. She later graduated from Augustana College in 2012 with a degree in nursing. She was currently working full time at the Freeman Hospital and part time at the Sanford USD Medical Center ER and the South Dakota Lions Eye Bank in Sioux Falls.
Megan married John Atkins June 1, 2013 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton. They made their home in Worthing.
Megan grew up with a love of horses and attended 4-H. Her hobbies included: biking, rollerblading, running, working out, and crocheting. She enjoyed the yearly Platte fishing trip with the Atkins family. She also enjoyed the annual cattle branding with the Humphrey family. Megan loved listening to music, being outdoors, and spending time with her nephews.
Those grateful for having shared her life are her husband, John; mother, Cathy Hymans; sisters- Carla Goeden (Troy Covrig), Holly (Mike) Fuerst, Melissa (Paul) Eickman, and Kristi (Jeramie) Eimers; step-brother, Daran (Dora) Hymans; step-sisters, Robin (Raul) Figueroa and Tanya Hymans; maternal grandfather, Carl Humphrey; aunts and uncles- Dave (Billie) Humphrey, Aaron (Mary) Humphrey, Linda (Ronald) Opstedahl, Marilyn (Dave) Stover, Peggy (Roger) Gilliam, Mike (Lanaya) Goeden, Lee (Annie) Goeden, Cynthia (David) Vollmer, Bernadette (David) Hacecky, Michelle Olszewski, and David Goeden; in-laws- Charles (Lori) Atkins, Deb (Jerry) Atkins, Tim (Jodie) Atkins, Steve (Kristi) Atkins, Sarah (Jeremy) Atkins, Lindsey Denboer, Meagan (Brandon) Olson, and Breean (Tony) Bovay; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and co-workers.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Goeden; step-father, Harold Hymans; maternal grandmother, Anna Lee Humphrey; paternal grandmother, Laura Goeden; paternal grandfather, Igs Goeden; brother-in-law, Braeden Ellingson; aunt, Lorlei Hodges; and cousin, Bret Hacecky.

Carolyn Porter

Porter Argus picture    Canton, SD- Carolyn Margaret Porter, age 73, died Monday, September 28, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 1 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Carolyn was born on October 12, 1941 in Sadorus Township, IL to Ernest and Bernadine (Hooker) Brady. She graduated from Bement High School in 1959. She married John Porter on August 31, 1960. He died on March 21, 1994.
Grateful for sharing her life are her son, Mark (Charlene) Porter, Rapid City, SD; daughter, Dawn (Jeff) Kroger, Canton, SD; brothers, Dennis (Jo Beth) Brady, St. James, MO, and Mike (Wendy) Brady, Ivesdale, IL; grandchildren, Travis (Kelsey) Kroger, Terri (Cody) Croatt, Jacob Porter, and Alice Porter; along with numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; brother, Lawrence; and sister, Sheila “Pat” Harris.

Scott Ulrikson

Sioux Falls. Scott Ulrikson, died Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Sioux Falls after a very brief battle with cancer at the age of 60. His funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson. Scott Ulrikson Argus

Scott was born on April 30, 1955 to Herb and Grace (Anderson) Ulrikson. Scott graduated from Canton High School in 1973.

Scott had a deep love for sports, especially his “Colts” and “Orioles”. He worked at John Morrells for 18 years and for the city of Sioux Falls for the past few years. He also spent many hours cooking at the Legion in Sioux Falls.

Scott is survived by his parents, Grace & Herb Ulrikson; his brother, Bryan (Karen) Ulrikson and his sister Deb (Dave) Zelmer, his nephews, Jason (Julie) Ulrikson; Jared (Melissa) Ulrikson; Adam Zelmer, Ryan Zelmer and his niece, Sarah Ulrikson; 2 great-nephews, Jacoby & Abram Ulrikson and his many friends at the Legion.

Rolland Stuckey

Rolland Floyd Stuckey, 83 of Canton, SD passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at his home.  His funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Canton.  Burial will be at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls.  Rolland Stuckey pix0001.  Rolland wishes were for memorials to be sent to the Gideon Org. in lieu of flowers.

Rolland was born March 9, 1932 in Freeman, SD to Erhart and Beatrice Stuckey.  He graduated from Washington High School in 1951. He served in the Naval Reserve.  He worked for Red Owl Food Store where he met his wife, Lucille Roskam.

Rolland and Lucille were united in marriage June 22, 1952.  To this union 8 children were born: Gary (Mary) Stuckey, Mary (Jerry) Stapleton, Sherry (Lee) Johnson, Terry (Mike) Hagen, Perry (Tammy) Stuckey, Kari (Kurt) Burmeister, Larry Stuckey, and Jerry Stuckey.

He worked for Sunshine Food as meat manager for many years.  Rolland was president of Dakota Bandit Square Dance Club for many years.  He also enjoyed wood working and engraving.  He was very active with the Gideon’s up to the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister, and his son, Jerry.

Rolland is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille; 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Dennis S. Hardy



Dennis S. Hardy, 70, of Beresford passed away on Wednesday, Sept 2, 2015 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls after a courageous fight with cancer. His funeral service will be Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2pm at Canton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4-8pm at Canton United Methodist Church with family present from 6-8. A time of sharing will begin at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to Canton United Methodist Church, Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Association, Avera McKennan Transplant Institute, or charity of your choice.
Dennis was born on April 10, 1945 to Scott and Miriam (Loken) Hardy. He attended Pleasant View #31 rural school. He graduated from Canton High School in 1963 and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from SDSU in 1967. He married Lynette Bong on April 7, 1966. Following Dennis’ graduation from SDSU, they made their home in Ilion, NY where Dennis worked for Remington Arms as a computer programmer. They moved in 1974 to Marshalltown, IA, where he worked for Fisher Controls in sales & marketing. His love of the land drew him back to the farm. In 1981, they moved home to South Dakota. Dennis and Lynette farmed and ran their DeKalb and Asgrow seed business until retirement in 2013.
Dennis was a passionate advocate for farmers, and he was a leader in bringing value-added agricultural opportunities to South Dakota. He was not afraid to take risks, and was involved in numerous agribusiness ventures, including a pork production cooperative, ethanol, biodiesel, Corn Growers, Soybean Growers and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. He was an original member of the board of directors for the soybean checkoff, and was the only director from South Dakota nominated for the original United Soybean Board. He served on the North Central Soybean Research Program, a consortium of 10 soybean producing states. His latest passion for value added projects combined with concern for the environment led to his serving on the board with Dakota Power Community Wind Project. He was a visionary progressive leader for agriculture and rural South Dakota, and was named an Eminent Farmer by SDSU in 1999.
Dennis was an active advocate for 4-H, serving as a Lincoln County 4-H leader and chairman of Lincoln County 4-H Leader’s Association. He was one of the leaders in developing the Shooting Sports program in Lincoln County to teach children gun safety, as well as an instructor for the Hunter Safety program. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping with his family and friends. Dennis was an active member and leader within the Canton United Methodist Church. Always thinking and making plans, even while hospitalized fighting cancer, his current plan and one that brought him joy and satisfaction was the decision to fund a revival in the Canton area as a part of the community’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2016. He wanted others to find the grace, joy and life he had found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Grateful to have shared his life are his wife Lynette, children Michele (Tony) Nielson and grandchildren Justin, Caitlyn and Ryan of Brookings , DeAnn (Eric) Eidem and grandchildren Calla and Benjamin of Rapid City, and Scott (Betsy)Hardy and grandchildren Blake, Caleb and Craig of Marion, IA; siblings LaVonne Hardy of Beresford, Lynn (Lori) Hardy of Milbank, Brian (Robin) Hardy of Sioux Falls, Marilyn (Richard) Hyronimus of Beresford, and Jan (Jim) Claggett of North Syracuse, NY; sister-in-law Karla Hardy of Sioux Falls; a special aunt Elverna Buttz of Ankeny, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and countless beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Scott and Miriam Hardy, brother Daryl Hardy, nephew Eric Hardy, niece Ashley Heather Claggett, and great-niece Madelyn Michaloski.

Nelmar Crawford

Nelmar cropNelmar Crawford, age 93, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Fellowship Village in Inwood, IA. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Fairview, SD. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Nelmar was born on October 19, 1921 in Minor County, SD to Milford & Lenora (Miller) Crawford. He attended country school and graduated from Canton High School in 1939. Nelmar served in the Army, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He married Doreen Orstad in 1946. She died in 1968. He married Maxine Peterson on December 21, 1971 in Luverne, MN.
Nelmar owned and operated Crawford Implement for many years. In his younger years, he enjoyed woodworking, dancing, playing cards, bowling, fishing, and hunting. He also ran for mayor of Canton.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Maxine; daughters, Lois (Chuck) Mullinix, Canton, SD, Rochelle (Terry) Helget, Tea, SD, and Sylvia (Jim) Stillman, Tea, SD; step-son, Dan (Dorothy) Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD; step-daughter, Sue (Richard) Nagelstad, Louisville, KY; sisters, Ila Torkelson, Canton, SD and Luella Huckfeldt, Spencer, IA; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; Doreen; son, Craig; and brothers, Melvin, Loren, and Everett.

Sonja Knorr

Sonja Knorr crop     Sonja C. Knorr, age 75, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Canton Lutheran Church.
Sonja was born on April 23, 1940 in Lincoln County, SD to Elvin and Anna (Josal) Lovaas. She grew up and attended school in Canton. She moved to Sioux Falls in 1958. She moved back to Canton in 1978. She married Albert “Curly” Knorr on January 3, 1987 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Sonja worked at Central Plains Clinic for 6-7 years, the Lincoln County Register of Deeds for 8 years, and, until her health began to fail, sold Avon and ran a cleaning business. She was a member of Canton Lutheran Church and WELCA. She enjoyed reading, walking, baking, family history, cross stitching, and talking on the phone.
She is survived by her husband, Curly; children, Julie (Steve) Dobbe, Fairview, SD, Jeffrey Ness, Hudson, SD, Jeaneen Hutson, Grants, NM; Jackie Green, Fairview, SD; Carol (Greg) Rutherford, Aberdeen, SD; and John Reiners, Sioux Falls, SD; step-children, Al (Gloria) Knorr, Beresford, SD, Steve Knorr, Canton, SD, Cheryl (Kevin) McCann, Canton, SD, Cindy Roberts, Canton, SD and Sandra (Bob) Lems, Canton, SD; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-great grandchild; sister, Alice E. Leimbach, Sioux Falls, SD; brothers, Donald L. Lovaas, Sioux City, IA, and David (Marge) Lovaas, Faribault, MN; along with numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nila Hamburg and Lillian Jervik; and granddaughter, Shonna Lambert.

Evelyn Fossum

Fossum PictureEvelyn Doreen Fossum, age 92, of Canton, SD went to see her maker on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village. Her funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 24th at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD. Her visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m., with family present from 3- 5 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. A prayer service will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Evelyn Doreen Fossum was born March 6, 1923 eight and half miles south of Canton, SD to Arthur and Ellen (Hanson) Gubbrud. She attended Sandy School for 1st grade, Moe #22 School for 2nd & 3rd grade, and Jensvold #13 School for 4th through 8th grade. She had to take fourth grade twice after missing most of the year due to double pneumonia and measles. She then attended Augustana Academy in Canton, SD, graduating in 1942. She next attended Augustana College for two years taking up arts and fashion design and finally Nettleton Business College for one year studying accounting.
On September 7, 1947 she married Orvin Lee Fossum. The couple farmed on the family farm south of Canton, SD for 40 years. In addition to farming and raising a family, she worked for a short time for the Sioux Valley News, one year at the West Side Drive Inn in Canton. She spent 41 years at the Good Samaritan Society in Canton, SD where she started the rehabilitation department in 1981 with Jean Cue. She retired in 2003.
She was a lifelong member of the Lands Lutheran Church. She was baptized, confirmed and married at the church. She was very active in the Ladies Aide and was a member of Daughters of Reaffirmation, Church Choir, Extension Club, 20+ year volunteer of RSVP Siouxland, and a 4-H Leader. She was also a lifelong member of the Canton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, serving in all roles available in the club.
Evelyn loved to dance and roller skate with her husband Orvin. They were members of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed family trips to the State Fair in Huron, Rush Lake Resort in MN, and Cuttys Resort in IA. She also loved ceramics, crocheting, embroidery, needlework, and crafts. The couple also enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, and several trips to Branson Missouri.
Those who have gratefully shared her life are her daughters, Luella (Perry) Schneller, Forest Lake, MN; Eunice (Randy) Amundson, Sioux Falls, SD; and Pamela (David) Gillespie, Canton, SD; granddaughters, Kim (Sean) Ireland, Cambridge, MN and Jeanie Trowbidge Breen, Harrisburg, SD; great-grandchildren, Cory Trowbridge, Mariah Ireland, Zachary Husaboe, and Ashley Ireland; great-great grandchildren, Jayden Trowbridge and Christian Hammer; several step-grandchildren; nephew, Greg Fossum; and nieces, Dr. Faye Fossum and Gail Fossum (Craig) Shea.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Art & Ellen Gubbrud; husband, Orvin Fossum; grandson, Micheal Trowbridge; great-granddaughter, Nicole Trowbridge; in-laws, Eldon (Henrietta) Fossum and Richard “Dick” (Arlene) Fossum.

Jimmie Larson

Jimmie Douglas Larson, age 64, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Pipestone, MN. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Donald “Don” Markle

Donald Markle- paper picture    Canton. Donald G. “Don” Markle, 86, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Canton Good Samaritan Society. His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, at Canton Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Canton Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
Donald Gene Markle was born July 1, 1929 in Hudson, SD to Charles and Maude (Stuckey) Markle. He graduated from Canton High School in 1948.
Don was united in marriage to Arlene Steenholdt, March 26, 1954 in Canton. He was baptized and confirmed as a member of Canton Lutheran Church. Don worked as a mechanic at John Deere Farm Store for John Sweetman for several years, later working at Fait Brothers Chevrolet as a mechanic. He spent most of his mechanic years at A & S Motor, Steensland Buick, and Gaspar Motor.
Don had an interest in helping Tom Winter and Dennis Mathison as mechanic for their race cars. Don like working with wood and made many “sprint” cars for his grandsons and friends. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing with friends and family.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 61 years, Arlene; daughters- Deborah (Mike) Hoogendoorn, Rock Rapids, IA and Sheila (Terry) Nelson, Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters- Lucille (Arnold) Eliason, Maxine (Sheldon) Bresee, and Betty (Howard) Severson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and five sisters.

Louis O’Brien, Sr.

Louis O’Brien, Sr., age 71, died Monday, August 3, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Burial of his cremains in Black Hills National Cemetery will take place at a later date.