Beverly “Bev” Coleman

March 7, 1942 - December 1, 2023

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD. 

Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2023 at Canton Lutheran Church. 

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        Beverly “Bev” Coleman, age 81, died Friday, December 1, 2023 surrounded by her family at Sanford Hospice Foundation Cottage.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2023 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.  In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be directed to the Canton Public Library or the Canton Senior Center.

          Beverly was born on March 7, 1942 in Hudson, SD to Lancelot and Clarice (Anderson) Sogn.  She grew up on the family homestead and graduated from Alcester High School in 1960.  She later attended Stewarts for cosmetology.   Bev married Lynn Coleman on Jan 1, 1973 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

          Bev had a passion for children.  She helped shape countless lives in the Canton community during her 29 years as a daycare provider.  When Grandma “Beb” wasn’t caring for children, she loved to crochet.  She made hundreds of blankets for friends, family and Project Linus.   In addition, she walked for many years to support the American Cancer Society, loved to go camping, and was well known for her handmade Halloween and Christmas ornaments.   She will be remembered as a selfless woman who loved her family, children, anything pink, and butterflies.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of nearly 51 years, Lynn; sons, Don Dunham (Donna Fuerstenberg), Jim (Linda) Dunham, Lennie Coleman, and Lowell (Sherry) Coleman; daughter, Lisa (Randy) McKenney; grandchildren, Ashley, Christina (Shane), Elizabeth (Matthew), Latisha, Katelyn, Karlee, Melissa, Lance (Jamie), Dilan, and Danielle (M.L.); 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Darrell (Carole) Sogn; brothers-in-law, Donowan Larson and Elmer Hammer; along with numerous extended family, past daycare children, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mary Bowman, Lorna Hammer, and Marlys Larson; and brother, Lance Sogn.

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  1. Ila Torkelson on December 1, 2023 said:

    oh i am so very sorry to see this. She was always such a sweetheart. My Prayers to all of her family on their great loss.

  2. Al and Susy Teach on December 1, 2023 said:

    Lynn anf Family,
    We’re so very sorry for your loss. Bev was a remarkable person, and will be missed by so many. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Shawn Sandnes on December 1, 2023 said:

    What a wonderful friend, Bev will be missed but her spirit will live thru us all that received her carrying and loving heart. She loved my babies like they were her own and for that I will always treasure this precious friendship. 💖

  4. Levy Sehr on December 3, 2023 said:

    So sorry to hear. She was a terrific lady. Our sincere sympathy.

  5. Dave "Bubba" Bierschbach on December 3, 2023 said:

    A great lady. Lots of fond childhood memories with the Coleman family. Prayers for all

  6. Cheri Geraets on December 5, 2023 said:

    Bev was my daughter’s best daycare provider. Bev crocheted Mary blankets and Mary still cherishes today! The love she gave my daughter is still growing. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers to all Bev’s family❤️🙏🙏