Visitation: The visitation will be held on Friday, March 11 from 5-7 pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.
Service: The memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD with a visitation starting at 10:00 am. After lunch, the burial service will be at the Worthing Cemetery.
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Donald “Don” Abbas, age 84, died of complications from ALS on Friday, March 4, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at Canton Good Samaritan Society. The visitation, with family present, will be held on Friday, March 11 from 5-7 pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD. The memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD with a visitation starting at 10:00 am. After lunch, the burial service will be at the Worthing Cemetery.
Donald Henry Abbas was born on February 6, 1938, in Worthing, SD to Theodore and Verla (Grayson) Abbas. He grew up on a farm near Worthing. After graduating from Worthing High School in 1956, he served his country in the Army National Guard. He married Sarah Engstrom on April 3, 1982, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The couple made their home on the Abbas homestead near Worthing, where they were blessed with two wonderful children, Matthew and Stephanie.
Don farmed his entire life. When he wasn’t in the field with his John Deere, he enjoyed spending time with family, telling stories, and helping those in need with his kindness and generosity. He was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and a past member of the Canton K-12 Foundation and South Lincoln Rural Water Board. He also enjoyed working with others to resolve issues in the local community. He was a man of faith and integrity who will be remembered for being a wonderful husband, father, neighbor, and friend to many.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of almost 40 years, Sarah; son, Matthew; daughter, Stephanie (Kevin Lochner); sister-in-law, Margaret Abbas; in-laws, Edward and Bessie Engstrom; along with numerous extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert “Bob” Abbas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Feeding South Dakota, or The ALS Association. www.andersonandsonsfh.com
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DEEPEST OF SYMPATHY TO THE DON ABBAS FAMILY
My sympathy to the family of Don Abbas. He was such a nice kind man. Prayers for strength tor all in the coming days.
Our sincerest sympathies to Sarah, Matthew, and Stephanie. Always kind, always friendly and always a smile when our paths crossed. Peace to you in the days and weeks ahead.
Our condolences to all of you. Such a very fine man and a wonderful farmer! Many wonderful memories over the years with the Clark, Fodness and Abbas families.
Our deep sympathy to Sarah and her family at this time of sorrow. Williis and Gail Hanna
Don was such a good friend. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and friend. His smile and kindness will not be forgotten.
Don Abbas was a world class man and great friend, neighbor, and citizen of this community, He tremendous smile and friendly attitude speaks volume of who he was. My thoughts and prayers are with him. He will be cherished forever. Rest in peace and God Bless you all.
Sarah, I’m so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a good man, with a warm smile and kind eyes. You two made a perfect couple – and will to eternity. You’re in our thoughts and prayers these next few weeks.
My sympathies. Don was a wonderful person. He always greeted me with a smile and handshake and was genuinely interested to know how I was. He treated me like I was someone special. I have no doubt that most people felt the same way.
I’m so saddened by your loss of Don, a wonderful husband and father and a supporter of all he knew and those he could help and share his kindness with. Please accept our sincere sympathy.❤️
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.
Sarah & family,
Our thoughts are with all of you. Enjoyed knowing Don at events at OSL. Hugs. Barbara Peterson, Bill Carland
Don was a man who truly cared about his family and community. Don was a leader when it came to county issues that affected ag. He had a gentle way of expressing his viewpoint but always got his message across. I valued his advice and friendship he will be missed. My deepest sympathy to Sarah and the family.
My deepest sympathy to Sarah and family. Don cared deeply about his family and community especially when it came to county ag issues. In his quiet way he always got his point across. I valued him as a confidant and a friend. I will miss him!
Sarah and family, we are so sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers with you.
On behalf of our entire family we extend our heartfelt condolences on Don’s passing. Indeed Don lived an honorable, loving, and fulfilling life – loved and respected by so many. May his memory be a blessing and bring comfort to the Abbas and Engstrom families.
Dearest Sarah & family,
Remembering fondly the Hegland family reunions my parents & I attended with Don & you. Thanking God for Don & his testimony. Praying the Lord draws you close to Himself during your earthly separation from your beloved husband, father, gmp. May God’s comfort & promises be yours: Ps. 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. 2 Cor. 5:8 Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Philippians 1:21 For me to live is Christ & to die is gain. 1 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Matt. 25:21 Well done, thou good & faithful servant…Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
Love always because Christ & all who trust & obey Him, live ~Second Cousin Karen
Sarah- Marv and Helene Rietema-Thanks for sharing!! Our sympathy to you and your family!!
Dearest Sarah and Family, Just heard about Don, my deepest sympathy to all of you. I’m so sorry I will miss the memorial service. I hope to be in Beresford on Sunday.Missing it by one day but maybe this summer will see you. May God’s loving compassion keep you in his arms in these coming days, Pastor Char
Oh Sarah….we’re so sorry about Don’s passing! May bouquets of sweet memories abound during this time of grief! “Memory is the power to gather roses in the winter.”
Lana & Don Gray
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Sarah. Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around you. With sympathy, Patty and Craig Dittberner
Deepest Condolences to Sarah and family.
You always made me smile when I’d see you both at Ruby Tuesdays.
With Love, Carissa