Of The Year Named At Banquet
The Annual Canton Chamber Association Banquet, held last Friday night
at Hiawatha Golf Club, Named Sterling and Mary Heath the 2005 Citizens
Of The Year.
The award was presented by Chamber President Leon Eich and Board member
Ron Ingebrigtson after the reading of the couples contributions to the
Both Sterling and Mary are Canton High School
alumni. Sterling was credited with being the driving force behind the
Harrison/Joslyn Memorial Scholarship. They work together keeping stats
for CHS football games. The couple also owns and operates Sterling Carpets
in Canton. Their involvement in the Lions Club, Canton Volunteer Fire
Department and Sioux River Folk Festival were also mentioned during the
Pool For Canton
The city commissioners received at their Monday
meeting a preliminary plan and a drawing for the proposed new pool complex.
Members of the Pool Task Force were present at the meeting to present
the plan to the commission. The pool task force has approved the overall
floor plan of the pool area.
The entire pool area includes a zero depth entry pool, intermediate pool,
slide pool, diving pool, and a six lap, 25 meter pool that is 12 feet
deep. The pool will also include a three-meter and one meter diving boards
and a 150 foot slide with three turns. The building at one end of the
pool will include changing stations, concession area and a pump house.
The commission will have to make the final decision on the site for the
new complex. There are actually three sites available. Two of the sites
will keep the existing pool open for at least part of the summer with
the third closing the pool for the 2005 summer.
The two of the sites under examination are in
Kennedy Park. One of the sites is on the west end of the existing pool
or to the north of the baseball fields. The second site is where the pool
is now located of it is demolished. The third site is on land donated
to the city by the Keystone Foundation. The engineers asked that a site
selection be made by January 30 so that everything will stay on schedule.
Bids will have to advertised and opened by the first of April in order
to stay on schedule with a July 2006 completion date.
On Saturday, January 29, Gordon Grane will celebrate
his 80th birthday.
Greetings may be sent to 324 West Third Street, Canton, SD 57013
Isaac Matthew Wills arrived on November 24, 2004, the son of Matthew and Brenda
Wills of Sioux Falls. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.05 inches long.
Isaac has two sisters to welcome him, Maya and Maddie.
His grandparents are Jim and Kate Wills of Rochester, Minnesota and Marv and
Nelva Boogerd of Canton.
Janelle and Joe Podzimek and sister Sarah Jean would like to announce the
birth and adoption of their new addition to the family – Kaden Jacob
Podzimek. Kaden was born December 23, 2004. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 ozs. And was
19 inches long.
Kaden’s grandparents are Dave and Betty Jacobs, Canton and Glenda Podzimek
of Wagner and Joe Podzimek of Dante, SD.
Kelly and Jill Peltier of Canton, proudly announce the arrival
of their daughter Katherine D. Kelly Peltier. She was born Friday, December
10, 2004 at 3:39 am, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her
older brother is Maxwell.
Katherine’s grandparents are Bill and Diane Peltier of Canton and Curt
and Diane Nelson of Madison, South Dakota and great-grandpa George Hanson,
Kate Dannielle arrived on Thursday, December 23, 2004, the daughter of Scott
and Kim Tollinger of Sioux Falls. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21
inches long. Grandparents are Pete Tollinger and Cheryl and Garry Johnson,
all of Canton. Also Basil and Rita Englert of Vienna SD. Great-grandparents
are Orval and Cathren Sievers of Canton ad Lorna Burke of Willow Lake, SD.
Lunder Turns 90
Avis Lunder of Sioux Falls, formerly of Canton, celebrated her 90th birthday
on Tuesday, January 11.
Greetings may be sent to Avis at Waterford At All Saints, 111 West 17th Street,
Sioux Falls, SD, 57104.
Frances Celebrates 80 Years
Mrs. Harvey Twedt (Frances) of rural Hudson will celebrate her 80th birthday
on Thursday, January 20. Greetings may be sent to her at 484023 293rd Street,
Hudson, SD, 57034.
and Helen Rowe, Canton, are proud to announce the engagement of their son,
Kevin to Tonja Schomaker, daughter of Linda Schomaker, daughter of Linda Schomaker,
The couple plan to be married April 23, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer,
Services For Evelyn Larson
A memorial service for Evelyn Larson, 91, was held on Thursday, January 27,
2005. Burial of her cremains will be at a later date.
Evelyn was born to Anna (Christensen) and Chris Christopherson on August 21,
1913 in Canton. She grew up there and attended Canton schools graduating in
On October 31, 1933, she married Minor L. Larson of rural Hudson, South Dakota.
They farmed before Mr. Larson became employed by the Milwaukee Railroad. They
moved to Roscoe, South Dakota. Mr. Larson passed way in 1977. In 1978 Evelyn
returned to Canton where she resided until her death.
Evelyn died Saturday, January 22, at Canton Good Samaritan Center. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Minor, nephew, Chris Turnbull, and sister,
She leaves many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Husby Funeral Services
Funeral services for Raymond B. Husby, 89, were held Monday, January 24, 2005
at Canton Lutheran Church. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.
Ray was born June 10, 1915 near Moe Parish in Lincoln County, to Ingvold and
Caroline (Ekle) Husby. He attended school in Tulare and graduated in 1935.
Ray worked as a civil servant for the War Department and served in the Army
from 1943 to 1945. He then farmed and worked at Hunntting Elevator for 12
Ray died Thursday, January 20 at Canton Good Samaritan Center. He was preceded
in death by his parents and two brothers, Daryl and Kenneth.
He is survived by many cousins, including – George and Corrine Irvin,
Hornick, IA. And Frances Larson, Minneapolis, MN; many other family members,
including Norris and Richard Ekle, Canton, Caroline Boyer, Canton, Enola Kroger,
Inwood, IA, Gloria Widboom, Worthington, MN and Nordell Ekle, Sioux Falls,
SD and special friends, Rita and David Myers, Canton, and their children,
Ryan, Aaron and LaDawn.
Service For George Decker
Funeral services for George Decker, 79, of Canton were held Saturday, January
8, 2005 in Canton.
George Decker was born on December 6, 1925 at Barrickman Colony, Canada. At
the age of 16 he moved with his parents, Reverend David and Suzie Decker,
to Tschetter Colony.
He married Margaret Wipf on June 28, 1946. While in Tschetter, he worked as
turkey manager for 21 years, until he moved to Pembrock Colony on October
31, 1971. Again, they moved back to Tschetter Colony on August 22, 1974, where
he was an electrician for 15 years. On April 11, 1989, George and Margaret
left the colony and moved to Canton, South Dakota.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Margaret: six sons and eight
daughters – Margaret (Paul) Hofer, Lennox, SD, Lawrence (Helen) Decker,
Tschetter Colony, Rebecca (Mike) Decker, Rustic Acers, Eva (Clarence) Wipf,
Mobridge, SD, Bertha (David) Waldner, Harrisburg, SD, Betsy (Joe) Kleinsasser,
Blumengard Colony, Judith (Daniel) Waldner, White Lake, SD, Suzanna (Conrad)
Hofer, Sheldon, IA, Rhoda (Garo) Oswald, Hudson, SD, George (Rebecca) Decker,
Alcester, SD, David(Diane) Decker, Kendrick, ID, Herman(Margie) Decker, Tschetter
Colony, Leonard (Suzanna) Decker, Canton, SD, Cornelius (Gloria) Decker, Kendrick,
Id; 59 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Thomas;
one infant daughter and two-great-grandchildren.
For Solveig Eikanger
Funeral services for Solveig Elizabeth Eikanger, 102, were held Monday, January
10, 2005 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Solveig was born June 27, 1902 in Oslo, Norway, the daughter of Hans and Olea
(Olsen) Pederson. After receiving her education in Norway, she came to America
in 1920 at the age of 17. She lived with her sister and worked at the All
Saints School in Sioux Falls.
Solveig was united in marriage to John Eikanger March 6, 1926 in Sioux Falls.
They made their home on a farm northwest of Beresford until 1938 when they
moved to a farm near Canton. They retired from farming in 1953 and moved to
Canton. Her husband, John, died December 20, 1960.
On Thursday, January 6, Solveig died at the Canton Good Samaritan Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sisters and two
Those grateful for sharing her life with her are her daughter, Mary (Harley
Eliason) Canton, her two sons – Rev. LeeRoy (Marilyn), Sioux Falls,
and Paul (Judy), Cedar Rapids, IA; ten grandchildren - John (Gail) Eikanger,
Ruth (David) Erickson, Jeff (Rebecca) Eikanger, Steven (Liz) Eikanger, Steve
(Penny) Eliason, Michael (Mary) Eliason, Mark (Margaret) Eikanger, Karen (Terry)
Kaskie, and Kim (Jeff) White: one brother, Thorlief Pedersen, Oslo Norway;
and several nieces and nephews.
Emmett Leffler Services
Emmett Leffler, 91, of Canton, South Dakota passed away on January 4, 2005
in Canton. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, 2005, with burial
at Hills of Rest Memorial Park Sioux Falls.
Emmett A. Leffler was born January 25, 1913 at Ada, Minnesota to LeRoy and
Rose (Christensen) Leffler.
Emmett farmed with his parents in Minnesota and South Dakota and then settled
on a farm near Ellis in the 1940’s. His mother and father preceded him
in death in the 1960’s. Emmett continued farming until his retirement
in 1991, Following his retirement he moved to Canton where he lived with his
Grateful for having shared his life are his nephews _ LeRoy Leffler, Sioux
Falls, Tyrus (Ruth) Leffler, Wethersfeld, CT, Van (Geri) Bonaire, GA, Daryl
(Kathy)Leffler, Altoona, IA: nieces – Jane Leffler, Culberson, NC, Karen
Leffler, Canton, Myra Leffler, Rahway, NJ; niece-in-law, Sandy Leffler, Saginaw,
MI; grand nieces and nephews – Paul, Bruce, Margaret, Amy, Tia, Travis,
Rachelle, Kayla, Trisha, Ashley, Adam, David, Kevin, Katie, Cori, Lizzy; and
great-grandnephews, Clint, Paul and Luke.
In addition to his parents, two brothers, Wallace and Francis, and a nephew,
Paul, preceded him in death.
For Margie Enstad
L. Enstad, 92, died on Sunday, January 9, 2005 at the Canton Good Samaritan
Margie Larson was born March 7, 1912. She married Obel Enstad on March 27,
1934 in Armour, SD. Margie was in the restaurant business in Canton for over
50 years, owning and operating the Coffee Shop. Her husband, Obel, preceded
her in death.
She is survived by her twin sister, Martha Fodness of Canton, and several
nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 13, 2005, at Canton Lutheran
Church, with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00pm
on Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from
7:00 to 8:00pm.