Service: A celebration of life will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 5 at the Canton Barn. The event will be an open house, with brief remarks at 2:30 p.m.
Alvin “Sonny” Hagseth, 75, died following a sudden medical event, on Friday, October 20, the day before the pheasant season opener. A celebration of life will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 5 at the Canton Barn. The event will be an open house, with brief remarks at 2:30 p.m.
Sonny was born on June 16, 1948 in Canton, South Dakota. He graduated from Robinson High School and Dakota State University. Before his long career with Motorola, Sonny owned and operated the Black Angus Steakhouse in Canton, among other jobs. He met his wife, Sue, while the two worked together in behavioral health, and they married in 1975. They raised two daughters, Cayce and Mandy, in Canton, where they spent the majority of their lives, before moving to Sioux Falls. For the last two years, he especially enjoyed his new community at the Village Cooperative.
Sonny’s greatest passion was hunting and fishing. He was a founding member of the Canton Ducks Unlimited chapter, served as the South Dakota State Chairman, and held various roles within the organization, where he remained active. Sonny was also a news junkie, an avid reader, a sports enthusiast, and quite the story teller. His penchant for fashion, hats, and online shopping will not be forgotten.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Suzanne Hagseth; his children, Cayce (Justin) Cossette and Mandy Hagseth; grandchildren, Jaegar, Ava, and Kendal Cossette; nephews, Brian and Jerry Hanson; and countless other hunting and fishing buddies, friends, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Delores Hagseth; his sister and brother-in-law, Marlys and Gene Hanson; his niece, Lori LaSalle; dogs, Baron, Fluffy, Chip, Fritz, Britta, and Emma; and Bodie, the only cat he ever liked.