Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Canton United Methodist Church.
Dianne Grayson, age 81, died Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Canton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.
Dianne was born on June 29, 1941 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD to Chester and Goldie (Schliemann) Hill. The family lived in Sioux Falls until moving to Worthing, SD in 1947. She attended Worthing High School graduating as valedictorian of her class of 5. She married Roy Grayson on December 5, 1959 in Canton, SD. The couple made their home on the Grayson family farm by Worthing for 59 years. It was here they raised their two daughters, Karla and Kim. The couple moved to Lennox, SD in the fall of 2018.
Dianne worked in the Dime Store in Canton and spent 20 years at Haisch Pharmacy in Canton. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, reading, playing cards, gardening, mowing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She also played the accordion with four other women in an accordion band called the “Note-ables”.
Dianne and Roy enjoyed family camping trips, riding bike trails, going for a “drive” and volunteering. In 1994, they worked the Jimmy Carter Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build in Eagle Butte, SD. For two summers they worked in Custer State Park from May through the Buffalo Roundup in October.
Dianne’s life touched seven generations being the only great-granddaughter, only paternal and maternal granddaughter, only daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Dianne is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roy; daughters, Karla Grayson and Kim (Todd) Sterrett; grandchildren, Matthew Sterrett and Cassandra (Daniel) Matlon; great-grandchildren, Liliana and Josephine Matlon; brother, Dale (Ardell) Hill; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She had a loving family, good friends, and more than she needed. She was thankful to God for giving her a good life.