Obituaries

Terry R. Olson

December 13, 1954 - July 9, 2017

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.

          Terry R. Olson. 62, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.         … Continue reading

Richie Strand, Jr.

February 28, 1972 - September 5, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Service: Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls, SD.

         Richard “Richie” Strand, Jr., age 45, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 the result of a motor vehicle accident near Canton.  Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls, SD.  … Continue reading

Alvin “Al” Kuper

January 4, 1933 - August 27, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be held at Perkins Restaurant (2604 W 41st ST) on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m

Service: Services will be held on Saturday, Sept.2, at 11:00 a.m. at 1st Reformed Church, (57th and Tomar).

Alvin “Al” Kuper, 84, formerly of Canton, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House surrounded by family and love. Al was born on January 4, 1933 to Martin and Ella (Mueller) Kuper on a farm near … Continue reading

Al Kuper

August 27, 2017

Visitation: His visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday Aug. 31, at Perkins Restaurant (2604 W 41st ST) in Sioux Falls.

Service: Al’s memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept.2, at First Reformed Church, 4800 S. Tomar, in Sioux Falls.

Al Kuper, 84, formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls.  His visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday Aug. 31, at Perkins Restaurant (2604 W 41st ST) in Sioux Falls.  … Continue reading

James Henry Smith

February 16, 1935 - August 26, 2017

Service: His funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with burial to follow at Hills Of Rest Memorial Park in Sioux Falls, SD.

          James Henry Smith passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Centerville Care and Rehab.  His funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with burial to follow at Hills Of Rest … Continue reading

Eleanor Ellefson

March 7, 1918 - August 18, 2017

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday, August 27 from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at Lone Rock Lutheran Church, rural Flandreau, SD.

        Eleanor Julia Ellefson was born on March 7, 1918 in Benton County, MN to George and Ruby (Haskins) Herbert.  She married Richard Ellefson on January 29, 1939.  They farmed for 3 years in Pipestone County, MN and moved to … Continue reading

Doug Rikansrud

1944 - 2017

Service: Doug's memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at Canton Lutheran Bethlehem Chapel.

Douglas Eugene (Doug) Rikansrud, formerly of Canton, SD entered heavens gates on August 5th, 2017 at his current residence in Brunswick, GA. Doug was born and raised in Canton, SD to Alma (Eiesland) & Oliver Rikansrud, where attended high school. … Continue reading

Emil Klepel, Jr.

August 17, 1947-June 16, 2017

Service: Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church, Canton, SD

          Emil Peter Klepel, Jr., 69, passed away June 16, 2017 at his home in Canton.  Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.           Emil was born on August … Continue reading

Dorothy (Yttreness) Crane

October 4, 1926 - July 20, 2017

Service: Funeral Service- 11 AM Friday, July 28, in Watertown, MN Burial- noon, Saturday, July 29, at Lutheran Cemetery, Canton, SD

Dorothy E. (Yttreness) Crane, age 90 of Orono died Thursday, July 20, 2017. Preceded in death by husbands, Justus Yttreness & George Crane; Willie Meelberg, brother; Roger Meelberg, half-brother. Survived by children, Diane Wood (Gary Case), John (Jerene) Yttreness & … Continue reading

Arthur “Art” Henke

June 7, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church.

        Art Henke, age 92, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society Canton.  Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with family … Continue reading

Kendra Faith Stearns

July 14, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Service: Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Doon United Reformed Church in Doon, IA

Kendra Faith Stearns, daughter of Brian and Amy (Grevengoed) Stearns, was born July 14, 2017 at Rochester, MN.  Due to complications, she passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017.  A private family burial service will be held prior to a public … Continue reading

Mavis (Delvo) Gibson

March 15, 1922 - July 13, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

Service: Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Canton United Methodist Church.

Mavis Delvo Gibson, 95, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls.  Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to … Continue reading