Ann Foland

March 25, 1944 - May 26, 2021

Service: Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 30 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD. 

Ann Ellen Foland, age 77, died Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.  Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 30 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD.

          Ann was born on March 25, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD.  She grew up in rural Beresford, SD, graduating from Beresford High School in 1962.  She then attended South Dakota State University.  She married Tech Foland on June 6, 1964 at Lands Lutheran Church.  Ann taught in Flandreau for one semester, raised her children until they were school aged and then began her 28-year career in the Canton school district.  She retired in 2009.

          Ann enjoyed needle work, making Christmas stockings, the arts, lilies, and classic movies and music.  Her grandchildren and family were her life.  She loved spending time with them, especially taking her grandchildren to the zoo.  She was famous for her chocolate cupcakes and for being a stickler for correct grammer.  She was also part of several lunch groups and organized many church and school functions.

          Ann is loved and survived by her family; husband of 56 years, Tech; children, Lisa (Larry) Hawe, Adam (Carleigh) Foland, and Lori (Jay) Foland-Honsey; brothers, Charles (Peggy) Wastell and Robert (Sue) Wastell; sisters, Patricia Garber, Heather Kutches Kurth, and Paige Gallagher; grandchildren, Johnny Monroe, Lily Monroe, Spencer Monroe, Jackie Foland, Roxanne Foland, Corey Hawe, and Kyle Hawe; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Agnes (Tuntland) Wastell.

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  1. Sandy Moyer Teel on May 27, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss Prayers for you all May God comfort you all She was a great lady 🌹

  2. Kay Foland on May 27, 2021 said:

    Dear Family, Ann was a lovely, kind and thoughtful Aunt who was an inspiration to be around. She taught me many things over the years, and shared recipes and love throughout her life. She is so missed. Blessings and prayers to all.

  3. Tami Rikansrud on May 27, 2021 said:

    Ann’s family, I am sorry to see this. She was such a wonderful lady. I’m thinking of you.

  4. Kris Richards on May 27, 2021 said:

    My prayers are with Lisa and her family. Lisa is loved by her United Luth church family, and we know how much she loved her mom and the rest of her family. God’s peace be with you all.

  5. Robyn Ventura on May 27, 2021 said:

    Ann was my mentor. I student taught under her and got my job because of her recommendation. I now teach her geography class at Canton Middle School. I loved when she would bring us treats, like blueberry cheesecake. I’m so heartbroken and will miss her so very much. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  6. Jan Patnoe Diamantine, Lebanon, OR on May 27, 2021 said:

    I am saddened by the death of my Beresford High School friend and classmate. I have so many memories of the fun times we shared. She always kept our class of ’62 informed and organized coffee events once a month plus many class reunions. God bless you Ann and also your loving family. Faith in God will help all of us at this time.

  7. Kristi Carpenter on May 28, 2021 said:

    My love and sympathies to all of Ann’s family. We grew up just west of the Folands. I rode the school bus, and went to Luther League with Lisa, Adam and Lori. Ann was my teacher in Jr. High, and I loved her. Grammar class was one of my favorites! I will remember her as a kind, sweet, warm and loving person. She made the world a better place.

  8. Ben Garber on May 30, 2021 said:

    Thinking of all of you today and wishing we could be with you. Auntie Ann was a very kind and loving soul. She will be greatly missed.

  9. LeAnn K Knudson on June 1, 2021 said:

    Ann was a lovely lady!! I had the privilege of living close to her while growing up and going to Lands Church and Sunday School with her and several years ago had the pleasure of sitting by her on a plane ride to Arizona! Such a nice surprise and we got got up a bit saying we would get together sometime again soon – of course it never happened I’m sorry to say. She was so proud of her family and told me about them. May all the great memories you have of her help ease the sorrow you’re feeling for the loss of your wife, Mom and Grandma.
    LeAnn Hagen Knudson

  10. DeMaris A Nesheim on June 2, 2021 said:

    Dear Tech and family,
    So sorry to read of Ann’s death. Please know that we send out prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time.
    “Tears are prayers too. They travel to God when we can’t speak.” Psalm 56.8 DeMaris and Erv Nesheim

  11. Joyce and Ed on June 9, 2021 said:

    Tech, it is with great sadness I read of Ann’s passing. I never got to know her very well, but loved her kind and gentle manner. Ed and I extended our deepest sympathy to you , your children and grans.