Dennis Aasheim

October 27, 1940 - July 20, 2021

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

Service: Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD

Dennis Charles Aasheim, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Born October 27, 1940, in Canton, SD, Dennis was the only child of Lloyd and Hazel Aasheim. He graduated from Canton High School and attended Southern State College in Springfield, SD for electronics. In 1963, Dennis married Rae Saunders from Chance, SD, and they made their home in Canton, SD. Dennis was drafted into the Army in 1966 and was stationed at Raven Rock Mountain Complex – Site R near Fort Richie, Maryland, where he serviced and operated audio-visual equipment. After serving in the military, Dennis and his family moved back to Canton and started a television repair business, “Denny’s TV.” After a few years in the electronics business, Dennis began farming full-time on the family farm in Canton, also helping on the Saunders family farm in Chance.

Dennis was an excellent electrician and mechanic, and enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, bowling, and golfing with friends. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast as well, owning numerous nice cars and bikes in his lifetime. Much of Dennis’ vacation time was spent fishing with the family. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time at the family’s lake home on Big Stone Lake in Northeastern South Dakota. In addition, Dennis was an avid fan of music, and greatly enjoyed working with stereo equipment in his home and shopping for instruments for the grandkids.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Rae, and three children, Rodney (Ann) Aasheim, Eric (Kristen) Aasheim, and Emily (Steve) Plucker. Dennis and Rae were blessed with ten grandchildren: Ben, Grace, and Gavin Aasheim, Caden, Brady, Marcus, Cole and Owen Aasheim, and Seth and Macy Plucker. He and Rae greatly enjoyed attending numerous athletic and musical events with their children and grandchildren.

Dennis was a member of Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD, where services will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Lands Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 23 from 5-7pm, with family present, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

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  1. Ila Torkelson on July 21, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your great loss. May our God give you strength for the coming days.

  2. merlyn sundvold on July 21, 2021 said:

    May GOD look over the family in this time of loss, Had many good times playing softball together

  3. Kären & Mark Ledebur on July 22, 2021 said:

    We’ll always think of Uncle Dennis with great affection. He was the salt of the earth and such an interesting man. He will be missed. Much love to Rae, their children and grandchildren.

  4. The Deist Family on July 22, 2021 said:

    Sending prayers for comfort and peace in these upcoming weeks Aasheim family. May God surround you with His love and comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Mac And Carol McEntee on July 22, 2021 said:

    sorry for your loss of Dennis. He will be missed. Prayers for all.

  6. The Deist Family on July 22, 2021 said:

    Prayers for God’s peace and comfort in these upcoming weeks Aasheim family. We are very sorry to hear of your loss.

  7. Tami Rikansrud on July 22, 2021 said:

    Aasheim family, I’m sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you.

  8. Patty & Craig Dittberner on July 22, 2021 said:

    Rae, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’ll never forget the kindness you and Dennis showed me on our flight to AZ all those many years ago! May God be with you. Patty and Craig Dittberner

  9. Tim Vandemore on July 23, 2021 said:

    My sincere condolences for you loss the world has lost a great guy and good friend

  10. Rod Rhead on July 23, 2021 said:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. Always enjoyed talking to him when I delivered water to him and his parents. He was a very nice man to all. Rest in Peace.

  11. Shelley Eneboe on July 23, 2021 said:

    So very sorry for the loss of Dennis. Such a nice man.

  12. Paul and Heidi Van Veldhuizen and family on July 24, 2021 said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you all our love.

  13. Doug Saugstad family on July 26, 2021 said:

    Sorry for your loss Rae and family

  14. Dan Pansch on July 27, 2021 said:

    Our sympathies on your loss. We were out of town or would of attended the service. Your are wonderful family and Great Lake neighbors