Lawrence “Larry” Christiansen

                                                                    

          Lawrence  “Larry” Christiansen, 72, passed away March 3, 2012 at the  Sanford Centennial Hospice Cottage.  Funeral Services will be 11:00am Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church.  Visitation will begin 4:00pm Monday, March 5, 2012 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends from 6:00-8:00pm.

        Lawrence J. “Larry” Christiansen was born September 15, 1939 in White Bear Lake, MN to Olaf and Helen (Moga) Christiansen.  He grew up and received his education in White Bear Lake, MN.  Larry entered the United States Air Force in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1964.  He was a member of the Air National Guard and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1995.  He was employed as a Draft Designer Engineer at 3M for 31 years retiring in 1995.

          Larry was united in marriage with Lorna F. Green December 1959.  Lorna passed away in 1997.  The couple raised four daughters together.  Larry was united in marriage with Barb A. Fink June of 2001.

          Larry enjoyed a life full of friends, boating, motorcycling, model airplanes, dancing, scuba diving, traveling, golf, bowling, wood working and horses.  Larry and Barb enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Az.

          Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Barb Christiansen, four daughters, Stephanie (Chuck) Pelowski, Patty Christiansen, Cathy (Dale  Maroschek) Schmitz, Mickey (John) Erlandson; four step-children, Rollie (Sheila Hart) Fink, Susan (Mike) Larson, Bill (Terri) Fink, Rick (Belinda) Fink; two sisters, Shirley Coty, Audrey Tiegen; two brothers, Harvey (Lois) Christiansen, Alden (Vi) Christiansen; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; and in-laws.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don and Bob; sister, Laurie, grandson, Tony; great-grandson, Hank William. 

Ida “Bea” Glenn

Bea Glenn, a life long resident of Canton, South Dakota, died Monday the 27th of February at Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom, Minnesota.

            Bea was born May 4, 1912 in Canton, to Ernest and Ida Edwards. Bea was united in marriage to Virgil Glenn in 1941.  Virgil died in 1977.

She worked at the Harold Bogue Law Office, Lincoln County Title Company and was named Secretary/Treasurer of First Federal Savings and Loan of Canton until retirement.

She was an amazing woman and her faith, family, friends and community were very important to her.  She loved life and loved people.

She was a civic leader in Canton with many contributions to the Senior Citizen’s Center, the Good Samaritan Center, VFW, American Legion, Canton- Inwood Hospital and Canton United Methodist Church.  She became a cheerleader with Pat Rudolph to get sponsorship by the Canton Senior Citizen’s Center to fund a bus to answer the transportation needs of the Canton Community. She recognized the importance of volunteering from her mother through her work with the VA Hospital and when her husband was a resident of the nursing home. She volunteered at the nursing home, Assisted Living and hospital. She knitted more than 50 baby blankets for Project Linus or newborn babies born at Canton-Inwood Hospital.

Bea received  numerous awards:  Hospital Auxilian of the Year – State of South Dakota; Past  President -  Canton Senior Citizen Center, Canton- Inwood Hospital Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Auxiliary and was elected as the First President of Good Samaritan Center Auxiliary.

She is survived by her four children: Virginia Wintemute, Rapid City, SD, Harlan (Gail) Glenn, Windom, MN, Jim (Flo) Glenn, Granby, CO, and Donna (Charlie) Honold, Davenport, IA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with one on the way. Bea is also survived by nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law: Olive Edwards, Canton, and Loretta Glenn, Milan, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, her brother, John “Bud” Edwards, her parents, and several brothers and sisters in law.

Celebration of life services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Canton United Methodist Church Canton, SD with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.   Visitation with family present will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.    Condolences can be left at our website and at a site set up by Bea’s son at www.grandcountymortuary.com.

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Lucille Ann Juhnke

LUCILLE ANN (BANEY) JUHNKE WAS BORN TO ARTHUR AND ANNA BANEY ON OCTOBER 27, 1934 IN OLIVET, (HUTCHINSON COUNTY) SD.  SHE PASSED AWAY AT 7:07 AM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012.

            SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND RAYMOND SR., SIOUX FALLS; THREE SONS-  RAYMOND JUHNKE  JR, ABERDEEN SD,  RICK JUHNKE  (GWEN),  LAS VEGAS, NV,  AND GARY JUHNKE (LEANNE),  HARRISBURG, SD;  ONE DAUGHTER- ROBIN (GREGG) THOMPSON, HARRISBURG, SD; 15 GRANDCHILDREN;  21 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; ONE GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILD, TWO SISTERS- MARRIETTE  SCHULTZ , EMERY, SD AND LOUISE  BRACHA, LEWISTON, MT; ONE SON-IN-LAW, GREG KOCH, SIOUX FALLS, SD; AND MANY NIECES,NEPHEWS, AND FRIENDS.

            SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER DAUGHTER CAROL (JUHNKE) KOCH, HARRISBURG, SD; HER PARENTS, ARTHUR AND ANNA; TWO SISTERS, LORRIANE  HARTMANN, SIOUX FALLS, SD AND MARGARET  PROCTOR, ALBUQUERQUE, NM;  ONE BROTHER,  KENNETH  (BUD) BANEY, IRON RIDGE, WI; AND ONE GREAT- GRAND DAUGHTER,  GABRIELLE BOHL, GARRETSON,SD

             SHE WAS MARRIED ON JULY 7TH, 1954 IN LUVERNE, MN. SHE LIVED WITH HER HUSBAND AND CHILDREN WHEREEVER RAY’S JOB TOOK THEM.   LUCILLE INSURED THAT HER FAMILY WAS ALWAYS TOGETHER.

            SHE HAD A PASSION FOR CAMPING, FISHING, GET TOGETHERS, SCAT (31), AND WAS A GREAT COOK (BUT DON’T ASK HOW SHE MADE IT).   CANNING WAS SOMETHING SHE DID EVERY YEAR.   HER JAMS AND JELLIES WERE TREASURED BY ALL THOSE WHO RECEIVED THEM.

 CHRISTMAS WAS HER FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.  SHE LOVED TO JUST SEE THE KIDS FACES AND ALWAYS HAD TO HAVE A GIFT FOR THEM ALL. A DAY AFTER SHE WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL WAS SUPPOSE TO BE THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY ON THE 7TH OF JANUARY 2012.  SHE SAID THAT CHRISTMAS FOR THE KIDS WILL HAPPEN AND YES IT DID.

 

Joel Stevens

Larchwood, IA-  Joel Stevens, age 74, passed away Sunday, Feb.  19, 2012 at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.  Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25 at the River of Life Church in Canton, SD with burial to follow in the Larchwood Cemetery.   Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Joel was born April 28, 1937 at Slayton, MN to James E. and Lorraine (Yantzi) Stevens.  He attended school in Iona, MN and Strandberg, SD before attending Washington High School in Sioux Falls.  Following graduation in 1955, he joined the US Air Force and later the South Dakota Air National Guard, serving his country for 32 years.

          Joel married Lorna Grotewold July 2, 1966 in Sioux Falls.  The couple lived in the Larchwood area their entire married life.  He loved his family and enjoyed working on cars. He built his own home in 1976. 

          His survived by his wife Lorna; daughters- Lorie Stevens-Hudson and Lisa Stevens (Matt Levene) both of Larchwood, IA; 5 grandchildren- Blayke Stevens, Amanda Gardner, Cheyenne Hudson, Mikayla Hudson, and Tristan Hudson; and 4 step-grandchildren- Maxxwell, Alexander, Cheyenne, and Chevy Levene.

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Delores E. Bankson,

Delores E. Bankson, age 83, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6:30-8 PM.

          Delores Elaine Bankson was born November 10, 1928 at Redfield, SD to Fred and Gladys (Afdahl) Green.  She attended school in Ellendale, ND, graduating in 1946.  Delores married Torrance Bankson January 28, 1956 in Canton.  They were members of Canton United Methodist Church and the Canton Optimists Club.   Delores enjoyed sports and was an avid Vikings and Lakers fan. 

          Delores is survived by her husband Torrance; son Doug and his wife Nanci, Olathe, KS; two grandchildren, Connor and Kayla; two brothers, Frederick Marvin (Audrey) Green, Plymouth, MN and Rodney Roy (Guadalupe) Green, Corning, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

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June Miller

 

  June Miller, age 90, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Fellowship Village of Inwood, IA.  Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday, Feb. 18, at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.  Visitation will be Friday from 2 – 8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 – 8 PM.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

June was born January 27, 1922 in Canton, SD to Albert and Lenora (Pompey) Anderson.  She married Frank Miller October 5, 1940 at Luverne, MN.  They made their home in Fairview and Canton.  Her husband died in 1988.  June was an avid baseball enthusiast, making many train trips to Chicago with her husband to attend White Sox and Cubs games.  She loved animals and had many pet dogs over the years.

June is survived by her daughter Gloria Summey of Canton; three grandchildren- Todd (Mary) Summey, Serena (Ken) Hillman, and Shane Summey; eight great-grandchildren- Lucas, Nathan, Paige, and Dylan Summey and Crystal (Sean) Glasgow, Bradley, Lisa, and Isaac Hillman ; one great-great-grandson Bentley Glasgow; and one sister, Olive Scott, Canton.

Mary Ovre

Mary Ovre Mary Ann Ovre passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Sanford USD Medical Center with her children at her side.  Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Mary was born March 12, 1918 to Paul and Sarah (Kliensasser) Pullman in Freeman, SD. She was 93 years old.  She married John T. Ovre on August 28, 1941 in Dakota City, NE.  To this union 4 children were born: daughter- Betty Quien, Harrisburg, SD; sons-Johnnie (Karen) Ovre, Harrisburg, SD, Donald (Clayene) Ovre, Larchwood, IA and Jerry (Judy) Ovre, Sioux Falls, SD.

          Mary worked over 30 years at Canton Good Samaritan Society in food service.  She enjoyed playing cards, embroidering dish towels, making quilts, and her birthday and card clubs. 

          She is survived by her children; sister, Anna Tschetter, Bridgewater, SD; sister-in-law, Marge Pullman, Wolsey, SD; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 step-grandson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1969; grandson, Andy Quien, in 1988; parents; and 4 brothers.

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Marjorie Mullinix

Marjorie Mullinix, age 90, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at the Canton Good Samaritan Center.  Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday,  Jan.  23 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with burial to follow in the Beloit Cemetery, Beloit, IA.  Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m.
 Marjorie Lucille Mullinix, daughter of Claude and Thelma (Scott) Wilcox, was born November 5, 1921 in Canton, SD.  She grew up in Canton with her four sisters: Lorraine, Betty, Dorothy, and Nancy. 
 She fell in love and married Carroll “Swede” Mullinix on October 10, 1938.  They were thankful for their six children: Michael, John, Carrie, Claude, Cheryle, and Kim. Marge was the epitome “50’s TV Mom”, doing housework in her dress, high heels, made up hair and make-up.   Though times were lean, Marge’s creative nature left fond memories of sock puppets, mud pies, paper dolls, big bowls of popcorn, and chocolate cake.  Marge loved flowers and had a beautiful flower garden.  Marge’s Good Samaritan family lovingly remembers her spunk, love of music, and mischievous nature.
 Marge’s seven day journey home brought her to the loving arms of her Father.  She lived to be 90 years, 2 month, and 14 days old.   Marge is survived by her children: Cheryle (Bill) Sauers  Canton, SD, Kim (Sue) Mullinix Inwood, IA, Claude (Claire) Mullinix Sioux Falls, SD, and Mike Mullinix Sioux Falls, SD; 17 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; as well as her adopted Good Samaritan children. 
 She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Swede; sisters Lorraine,  Nancy, and Dorothy; son John and his wife Faye Mullinix; daughter, Carrie; and son-in-law Art Kroger. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Canton Good Samaritan Center.
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Pearl Hill

Pearl Hill, age 87, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Inn on Westport, Sioux Falls, SD.  Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.  A private family burial will be held prior to the service at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. 
 Pearl was born May 17, 1924 in rural Freeman, SD to Arthur and Mary (Anderson) Sorenson.  She graduated from Viborg High School in 1942.  She married Normand Hill on October 9, 1942 in Reno, NV.  The couple lived in California, Yankton, SD, and moved to Canton, SD in 1947. 
 Pearl worked for Otis Radio, Trumm Pharmacy, and K-Products.  Pearl was known for her Christmas candy, rhubarb pie, and loved having family over for big meals.  She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and tending to her flowers.  She was a member of Canton Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary, and Canton RSVP. 
 Grateful for having shared Pearl’s life are her sons: Ronald (Kathy), Canton, SD and Gerald (Karen), Tucson, AZ; daughters: Charolyn Hoogendoorn, Sioux Falls, SD, Janette Spreckels, Chamberlain, SD, and Jeanne (Jan) Norton, Phoenix, AZ; sister: Bernice (LuVerne) Christensen, Pierre, SD; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Lorrimore Sorenson, and grandsons Scott Hill and Gary Hoogendoorn.
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Anona Thorson

C. Anona Thorson, age 93, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 2 PM Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Lands Lutheran Church rural Hudson, SD with burial following in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8 PM.  A Prayer Service will begin at 7 PM. 
Anona was born May 4, 1918 on a farm in Lincoln County, South Dakota, to Sam K. and Vida P. (Alness) Ulrikson.  She attended country school and graduated from Augustana Academy in Canton in 1935.  She then moved to Chicago, IL where she graduated from Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing in 1939.
She married Cameron Hall in 1944 and they moved to Canton in 1949.
Anona married Charles Thorson in 1961.  She was a registered nurse at Canton-Inwood Hospital for 37 years and served as director of nursing for 10 years retiring in 1987.  She was an active member at Lands Lutheran Church, serving the church in many capacities.  Anona was a member of Extension Club and South Dakota Nursing Association.  She enjoyed baking, sewing, and gardening.
Those grateful for having shared her life are: her children Cathryn (John) Olson, Johnstown, CO; Cameron A. (MaryAnn) Hall, Sheridan, WY; Robert (Lela) Hall, Canton, SD; Elizabeth Melton, Casper, WY; and William Thorson, Canton, SD and special friend Wendy Hass, Sioux Falls, SD; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister Avonelle Sogn, Beresford, SD; sisters-in-law Vera Gilbertson, Sioux Falls, SD and Alice (John) Evans, Williams, IA; and brother-in-law Norm (Nila) Thorson, Belle Fourche, SD.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, two brothers Homer and Kerwin, sister Lois, and infant brother Lyle.

Paul Ray Sletten

Paul Ray Sletten, age 58, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 as the result of a hunting accident.  Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.  14 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD.  Visitation will be Friday from 2-9 p.m., with family present 7-9 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
 Paul was born October 15, 1953 in Sioux Falls, SD, to Wanda Schunneman and later adopted by Samuel Sletten.  He attended country school and graduated from Canton High School in 1971, where he enjoyed playing football for the C-Hawks.   He attended college for a year at Springfield, SD. 
 Paul married Gail Lukes August 25, 1973 in Sioux Falls.  They made their home on a farm in rural Beresford, where they raised two sons.  Paul loved farming and played as hard as he worked.  After working all day, he still had time to play with his boys.  Gail felt like she raised three kids.  He loved hunting, fishing, and building street rods.  He built one of his street rods from start to finish in three months.  He and Gail participated in rod runs all over the country.   Paul was a past president and former member of the Siouxland Street Rodders and a member of Three Rivers Gun Club.
 When Paul’s physical health began to fail in 2000, he became limited in his ability to farm, but that never stopped him from loving to hunt.  He enjoyed playing internet poker and made many friends all over the country participating in hunting forums on the web.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
 Grateful for having shared his life are: his wife of 38 years, Gail; sons- Nick and his wife, Halie, Beresford, SD and Adam and his wife, Kelly, Canton, SD; four grandchildren- Jurnie, Jerrica, Kaidyn, and Ava; father, Sam and his wife, Lavonne, Lennox, SD; sisters- Pauline (Neal) Albers, Garretson and Connie Dickinson, Slidell, LA; brother-in-law, Greg (Kathy) Lukes, Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Sandie (Larry) Wibeto, Mesa, AZ; nieces and nephews- Toby, Casey, Lory, Lonny, Craig, Stacy, Lisa, Donny, Katie, and Cory; and many other extended family members.

Paul’s family requests that you please wear camouflage to the memorial service to honor Paul’s love of hunting.

Barbara A. Wiebers

Barbara A. Wiebers, age 83, formerly of Canton died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Sanford USD Medical Center.  Her memorial service will be held at 7 PM Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. 
Barbara was born October 22, 1928 in Columbus, WI, to Roy and Evelyn (Roob) Eggleston.  She lived in Wisconsin until 1944, when she moved to Sioux Falls.  She worked as a beautician for 10 years and also worked at Red Owl, Zip Feed, and McKennan Hospital.  She moved to Canton in 1994, and returned to Sioux Falls in 2008.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, baking, gardening, especially caring for her violets. 
She is survived by her son, Bill Baxter, Sioux Falls; 2 grandchildren, Gwen and Owen; brother, James Eggleston, Sturgis, SD; and several nieces and nephews. www.andersonandsonsfh.com