Gladys Hill

Canton.  Gladys P. Hill, age 91, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Canton Good Samaritan Center.  A celebration of life will be held at 10 AM Thursday, April 5, at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8 PM.  

Gladys Palma (Knutson) Hill was born July 27, 1920, at her parents farm home near Canton, SD in Lincoln County, to Peter and Caroline (Christopherson)  Knutson.  She attended Pleasant Valley #74 rural school.  On February 4, 1942, Gladys was married to Charles Hill at her parent’s home.  They lived in Canton and rural Canton all their married life.  They lived in their home in Canton from 1961 to May of 2011, when they became residents at Canton Good Samaritan Center.  They raised two children: a son, Larry and a daughter, DeAnn. 

Gladys was a loving wife and mother and devoted her life to her husband and children.  She was a member of Canton Lutheran Church.  She loved to spend time shopping for clothes at the malls in Sioux Falls and eating out with her husband Charles and family at the many good restaurants in Sioux Falls and the Canton area.  She loved her home and enjoyed playing cards, playing her mouthpiece (harmonica) and spending quiet time at home with her husband and family.

Gladys is lovingly remembered by Charles, her husband of 70 years,  her son, Larry and his wife Yong of Fairmont, Minnesota and her daughter, DeAnn Belcher of Phoenix, Arizona; 3 grandchildren: Robbie Belcher, John (Jamie) Hill, Diane (Cameron) Serk; and great-grandchildren: Mason and Lauren Hill and Harrison and Parker Serk.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by 4 sisters: Camella Sundvold, Myrtle Sundvold, Alice Rusten and Frances Drost; and 5 brothers Arthur, Floyd, Clarence, Palmer, and Milford.

Richard Oakland

Richard Oakland, 72, passed away March 29, 2012 at the VA Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 7:00pm Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Anderson –Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD.  Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm.

Richard was born January 18, 1940 in Humboldt to Russell and Florence Oakland.  He grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, and the Canton area and graduated from Canton High School in 1959.  He served in the Army from 1959 until 1962.  He was united in marriage with Patricia Bakewell on February 19, 1966.  They made their home in Sioux Falls and had three children.  He worked as a milk deliveryman, for the Argus Leader, Carlisle Plastics, and as a Yellow Cab driver.

Rich loved fishing, hunting, scouting, and outdoor sports until poor health eliminated him enjoying them.

Wife Patricia, daughter, Amanda (Nate), daughter, Gwen, grandchildren, Aaron, Amber, Kade  and Kyler morn his passing along with sisters, Janice Henning, Tenia (Tom) Wagner, Donna  Butts,  and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death were two sons, Adam, and Aaron, his parents, and one brother, Patrick Jack.

Hildegarde ‘Hildy’ Bower

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Canton, SD.  Hildegarde ‘Hildy’ Bower, age 80, formerly of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, March 28 surrounded by family.  A worship service celebrating her life in thanksgiving to God will be held at Canton Lutheran Church, 2 PM Saturday, March 31. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service.  Hildy is survived by her children: Rory (Jan) Bower, St. Paul, MN, Ray (Chris) Bower, Harlingen, TX, Rikki (Mike) Norton, Milford, IA, Rhonda (Tony) Haglund, Canton, SD, and Ranee (Lyle) Eszlinger, Sioux Falls, SD; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Peggy Bunger

Harrisburg, SD – Peggy J. Bunger, age 70, passed away, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  Private family services will be held.  Peggy was the third of seven children born to Glenn and Arlene (Schult) Schroeder on September 20, 1941.  She was raised on farms near Elkton and Flandreau before moving to Sioux Falls with her family.  Peggy was married to Myron Bunger on July 1, 1964.  She spent many years as an active Cub Scout Den Mother, full time farm wife and mother.  In her free time she enjoyed working with her hands doing gardening, sewing, quilting and woodworking.

Surviving are her husband, Myron Bunger, daughter, Niki Anderson of Thief River Falls, MN, two sons, Daron Bunger of Harrisburg, SD and Layne (Bonnie) Bunger of Sioux Falls and eight grandchildren.  Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lyle Schroeder, a sister, Sharolyn Jones, brother-in-law, Neil McNab, and son, Damon Bunger.  She will be missed by many other friends and relatives whose lives she impacted in a variety of ways. Arrangements were made by Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel.

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Karlynda K. Most

Karlynda Kae (Fait) Most, 45, Died March 11, 2012 in Canton, SD

            Karlynda was born on March 16th, 1966 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls to Stephen and Neva Fait.

            After her parent’s divorce, her mother was later married to Marlin Chaussee and they raised Karlynda as an only child in their home in Canton.  She attended C. C. Jacobson Elementary School and the Canton Junior and High Schools, graduating in 1984.  From there she went to Grace College, in Omaha, where she met her husband-to-be, Jonathan Most.  Jonathan and Karlynda were married on August 8th, 1987 and immediately moved to Redlands, CA where some years later their son, Jared, was born.  During this time Karlynda worked as an office manager for Kal Porter and Associates, Architects, a job she thrived in.  She was thrilled to become a mother though and happily gave up her job to become a full time homemaker as she followed her husband’s aviation career, which led them to homes in several states and also the countries of Mexico and Afghanistan.  She became the mother of two more children during this time, daughters Kalyssa and Kyla.  After settling in Canton in 2006, Karlynda became a member of the Lincoln Hills Bible Church in Sioux Falls and served by maintaining the records for their AWANA youth program.  More recently, Karlynda began attending The River Church in Canton.

            Karlynda is survived by her husband, Jonathan, and their children; Jared, Kalyssa, and Kyla, and her parents, Marlin and Neva Chaussee, all of Canton, SD.  She is also survived by her father, Stephen (Kathy) Fait, her grandmother, Marie Fait, two half-brothers, Darin and Brian Fait, all of Henderson, NV.  Also surviving are three step brothers and one step sister; Steve Chaussee of Rapid City, SD, Scott Chaussee of Worthing, SD, Pamela Cooper of Sioux Falls, SD and Brent (Angela) Chaussee of Sioux Falls, SD, as well as four uncles and aunts, and numerous cousins.  Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Arnold and Katherine Friesen, and paternal grandfather, Millard Fait.

            A viewing will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home, in Canton, on Wednesday, March 14th from 1 to 8 pm, with family arriving at 6 pm.  Funeral service will be at the Bethany Reformed Church, in Canton on Thursday, March 15th at 10:30, interment to follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.  Following interment, a reception will be held at the Bethany Reformed Church.

            Karlynda will always be so very dear to us.  We continue in life with the sure hope of being with her once again in Heaven, a hope that only faith in Jesus Christ can bring.

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Florence M. Little

Florence M. Little, age 90, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Lennox Good Samaritan Center.  Her funeral service will be at 11AM Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, with family present from 6-8 PM.

Florence Marie (Sorensen) Little was born on August 4, 1921 at Nunda SD, to Peter and Jenny Sorensen.  At a young age, her family settled on a farm southwest of Canton.  She attended Grand Valley Country School and graduated from Canton High School.  She was married to Oliver Rhead on April 27, 1940.  He passed away on Dec. 17, 1956.  She later married Dale Little on May 26, 1962 and she and her two children moved to Sioux Falls.  Dale passed away Feb. 11, 1998.  She resided in Sioux Falls until she moved to Lennox Good Samaritan Center in 2007, where she lived until her passing.

Florence was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, where she taught Sunday school and was an active circle member.  She also was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed ceramics, knitting, canning and cooking. She especially loved making cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, one grandson Reid Little, a sister, Fern Rhead, and a brother, Peter Arnold Sorenson.

Florence is survived by her children- Randi (Steve) Fodness, Lennox, SD and Paul (Deb) Little, Scottsdale, AZ; five grandchildren- Jenny Little, Melissa (Marcus) Squier, Kristen (Kevin) Plank, Katy (Jeremy) Hartman, and Kelly (Cole) Shawd; 11   great-grandchildren- Kenzi, Jaren and Lucas Hartman, Gavin and Milo Shawd, Tyler, Jaxson, Cody and Eli Plank, and Jack and Will Squier; and one brother, Eugene Sorensen, Denver, CO.   www.heritagesfsd.com

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.