Obituaries

Melvin Stensland

August 24, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Shalom Lutheran Church.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 22 at Shalom Lutheran Church in Harrisburg.

           Melvin Lyle Stensland, age 92, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 22 at Shalom Lutheran Church in Harrisburg.  Visitation with family … Continue reading

Harvey Thompson

November 29, 1926 - August 12, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at Heritage Funeral Home.

Service: His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.

   Harvey J. Thompson, 89, passed away Friday, August, 12, 2016, at Southridge Health Care in Sioux Falls.  His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.  Visitation will be an … Continue reading

Betty Lou Coplan

January 3, 1930 - August 8, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be on Friday, August 12th from 3-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6-8 p.m.

Service: Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial services taking place following the funeral at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.

Betty Lou Coplan, age 86, passed away peacefully at the Dougherty Hospice House on August 8, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial services taking place following … Continue reading

Betty Long

March 25, 1931 - July 19, 2016

Visitation: Family will greet visitors Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Service: Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton. A private family burial will precede the service.

Canton.  Betty Long, 85, formerly of Viborg, SD, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Canton Good Samaritan Society.  Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton.  A private family … Continue reading

Judith Leone Tobin (Larsgaard)

April 23, 1950 - July 8, 2016

Visitation: A Prayer Service and lunch will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Winner United Methodist Church, Winner, SD.
Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD.

         Winner, SD- Judith Leone Tobin (Larsgaard), age 66, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 8, 2016 at her home.  A Prayer Service and lunch will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Winner United Methodist Church, Winner, … Continue reading

Kurtis Reitsma

May 21, 1963 - July 2, 2016

Visitation: Family will greet visitors from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Tea, SD. A scripture service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Tea, SD. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Kranzberg, SD.

        Kurtis Dale Reitsma, 53, of Tea, SD, joined the Lord in Heaven on July 2, 2016, at 11:10 PM while at Sanford Hospital. He suffered a massive brain hemorrhage as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm.  Mass of … Continue reading

Joan Thill

January 6, 1950 - June 29, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8, with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. A rosary/wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 at St. Lambert’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.

      Sioux Falls.  Marilyn “Joan” Thill, 66, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6th, at … Continue reading

Haddley Lems

June 27, 2013 - June 26, 2016

Visitation: Family will greet visitors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD. Please feel free to wear Hugs for Haddley t-shirts or Minions, C-Hawk, Iowa Hawkeye, or your favorite athletic team’s attire.

Service: Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD. Please feel free to wear Hugs for Haddley t-shirts or Minions, C-Hawk, Iowa Hawkeye, or your favorite athletic team’s attire.

Canton.  Haddley Dayle Lems, 2, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Sanford Kid’s Castle surrounded by her loving family.  Haddley was born June 27, 2013 in Sioux Falls to Bubba and Amy Jo (Marlette) Lems.  Haddley received wonderful care … Continue reading

Glen McVay

August 22, 1929 - June 25, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, Sioux Falls.

      Glen A. McVay, age 86, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, Sioux Falls. Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux … Continue reading

Gordon Ira Wilkinson

April 26, 1939 - July 30, 2015

Service: Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Grand Valley Lutheran Cemetery south of Canton.

Gordon Ira Wilkinson was born April 26, 1939 at Hudson, South Dakota, son of Ira and Mildred (Johnson) Wilkinson.  He graduated from Beresford, SD High School in 1957.  Gordon attended the School of Mines in Rapid City, SD for one … Continue reading

David “Boogie” Powell

December 14, 1965 - June 18, 2016

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

Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Canton Lutheran Church.

     David “Boogie” G. Powell, age 50, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 18 in Alcester, SD.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Anderson … Continue reading

Arthur “Art” Ramse

April 8, 1917 - June 18, 2016

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

Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Canton Lutheran Church.

         Arthur “Art” Ramse, age 99, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Dow Rummel Village.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., … Continue reading