Obituaries

Stephen “Steve” Short

November 19, 1955 - January 16, 2017

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

Service: Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at Canton United Methodist Church.

Stephen “Steve” Short, age 61, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., … Continue reading

Maureen VanDenTop

April 13, 1940 - January 15, 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: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 20 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD.

      De Lois Maureen VanDenTop, age 76, passed away peacefully with her pastor and family by her side on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Southridge Health Care.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 20 at Bethany Reformed … Continue reading

Margaret Brandsma

March 9, 1935 - January 7, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton.

Canton.  Margaret Ann Brandsma, 81, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home in Canton.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to … Continue reading

Frances “Frannie” Gates

April 8, 1925 - December 28, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Service: Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton.

Frances “Frannie” Gates, 91, passed away, Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton.  Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at … Continue reading

Lorna Cornelius

November 7, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. It will resume with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 30 at Canton Lutheran Church.

         Lorna Cornelius, age 88, passed away on December  25, 2016 at Alcester Care and Rehab Center.  Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 30 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4:30 p.m. at Anderson … Continue reading

Gary Thies

October 11, 1953 - December 20, 2016

Service: Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Gary Thies, age 63, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

John Temple

August 29, 1943 - December 17, 2016

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

Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 20 at Canton Lutheran Church.

       John Temple, age 73, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 20 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m., with the family present from … Continue reading

Bob Lennon

January 19, 1917 - December 15, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Service: His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Canton United Methodist Church. Burial services will be held prior to the service.

  Canton. William Robert “Bob” Lennon, 99, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Canton Good Samaritan Society. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Canton United Methodist Church. Burial services will be held prior … Continue reading

Charlotte Chaon

June 12, 1921 - November 29, 2016

Visitation: Family will greet visitors Thursday, Dec. 29, at Anderson Funeral Home from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Service: Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls.

         Charlotte Chaon, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital.  Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls.  Family will greet visitors Thursday, Dec. 29, … Continue reading

Dorothy “Lady” Nelson

June 4, 1917 - November 25, 2016

Service: A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm , Friday, December 2 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD If desired, donations can be made to Feeding South Dakota.

    Dorothy “Lady” Nelson, born Dorothy Elizabeth Nervig on June 4, 1917, in New Richmond, MN, passed away November 25, 2016. Much of Dorothy’s life was spent in SD: raised in Canton she attended Augustana College in 1936, married Gorman … Continue reading

Opal Marcella (Knutson) Rikansrud

February 28, 1922 - November 20, 2016

Visitation: There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 27, 3 – 6 pm. The family will be present throughout the entire visitation

Service: The Funeral Service will be at Canton Lutheran Church, on Monday, November 28, at 10:30 am.

Opal Marcella (Knutson) Rikansrud was born on February 28, 1922 in Sioux Falls, SD.  She was adopted as an infant by Selma & Oscar Knutson of Canton SD, through Lutheran Social Services in Sioux Falls.  Her 3-year-old sister, who wanted … Continue reading

Audrey Jennings

October 2, 1940 - November 18, 2016

Service: Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Canton United Methodist Church.

             Audrey Jennings, age 76, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26 at Canton United Methodist Church. Audrey was born on October 2, 1940 in Yankton, SD to … Continue reading