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.