Don C. Anderson

August 12, 1926 - March 18, 2013

Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. Family will greet visitors from 5-8 p.m.

Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton under the direction of Rev. Perry Bauer of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.

  Donald C. Anderson, 86, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Canton Good Samaritan Society.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton under the direction of Rev. Perry Bauer of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.  Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Family will greet visitors from 5-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the church or organization of your choice.

          Don was born August 12, 1926 in Canton, SD, to Clarence and Olga (Olson) Anderson. He attended school in Canton, graduating in 1944.  While in school he was very active in all sports.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Following his discharge from the Navy he attended USD in Vermillion and St. Louis Mortuary School.  He then joined his father and uncle in the family business at the funeral home and furniture store.  He retired from the funeral home in 1997.  Due to failing health, he had been a resident of Canton Good Samaritan Society since October 2011.  Don and his family were very appreciative of the loving care he received while at Good Sam.

          Don married Dorothy ‘Dotty’ Frislie June 21, 1948 in Canton, where they made their home.  Don was active in several community organizations, including- Canton Lion’s Club, Canton Development Corp., Masonic Lodge, Canton School Board, Forest Hill Cemetery Assoc., VFW, and American  Legion .  He served as president of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Assoc.   In his younger years he played and coached softball in Canton and refereed many high school games in the area.  He enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in their school and sport activities.   He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, playing cards, and traveling.  He was a member of Canton Lutheran Church and currently was a member of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church.

          He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dotty; three children- Marcia (Dave) Earll, John (Peg) Anderson, and Gary Anderson, all of Canton; seven grandchildren- Brad (Jill) Earll, Becky Earll, Courtney Earll, Meghan (Thad) Meister, Ashley (Josh) Vestal, Tom (Carissa Kelley) Anderson, and Chase Anderson ; four great-grandchildren- Laken, Landree, and Theo Meister and Brooklyn Earll.   He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Ryan Earll.

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  1. deb Strand on March 19, 2013 said:

    David, Peg, Gary, and family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dad.
    As you grieve, know that I am remembering you in my prayers.

  2. Waiva Reimers on March 20, 2013 said:

    I remember Don as a very nice guy and a very fun guy, too. I know it is hard to lose a part of yourself , so sorry Dotty. love waiva.

  3. Cindy Cattington (larson) on March 20, 2013 said:

    Marcia and David and the rest of Don families
    Sorry to read about your Dad. He was a very sweet man as I can remember. He will be missed by many
    Cherish the memories and hold them close to your heart that is something no one can take away from you but share the stories to help heal the broken heart you have. Take the lords hand he will guide you threw this diffcult time. This is a poem that has been helpimg me get me through my grevieing days.
    When you feel the need
    to hold me tight
    Just blow a kiss into the sky
    for I will be that close by
    In the Heaven throughout the day
    I watch over you and hear you pray
    I see you smile and shed a Tear
    for you know that I’m still near
    Im the Angel of your eye
    your Angel in the sky
    God bless each and every one of you each day.

  4. Gerrit Jr. and Maureen Van Den Top on March 20, 2013 said:

    Dear Dottie and Family,
    We have enjoyed your families friendship over all of our married life. You all have been such great people to work in our community and Don touched many of us during our time of grief and mourning. He was a great server in our community and we all owe your family a big thanks for being there with a fine professional service. May you enjoy all the wonderful memories of Don’s life and how much he affected us all . God Bless Don’s Memory now and always! Sincerely, The Van Den Tops

  5. Kirk & Brenda Hanson on March 20, 2013 said:

    Dear John and Family Members,
    We just heard about your Father Don.
    You have our deepest condolence

    Kirk & Brenda Hanson
    and Lillian Hanson
    May god Bless you all.

  6. Jeff Masten on March 21, 2013 said:

    Dear Dotty, Marcia, John and Gary,

    I was reviewing another obituary and saw Don’s. Please accept the condolences of the Masten family.

    Jeff Masten

  7. Pat and Cyndee McVay on March 21, 2013 said:

    Anderson Family ~ our sympathy and prayers are with you.

  8. Donna & Jim Roti on March 22, 2013 said:

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss.

  9. Colby Edwards and family on March 22, 2013 said:

    It was very sad to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    I truely enjoyed working for Don and with Gary and John over the years. I will always remember Don’s smile and laugh. He always had a great sense of humor and was a great guy. I learned alot over that time.


  10. roger and deb kleinschmit on March 22, 2013 said:

    I always enjoyed talking to Don, He always had a quiet way and as he talked and puffed on his pipe, it was just calming and peaceful. Our condolences to all the family, you can remember many great things about Don.
    Always cherish the little things that make our lives what they are.

  11. Laurie Bogue on March 26, 2013 said:

    Marcia: I was so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of both your parents during the time I lived in Canton, and wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  12. David Hicks on April 20, 2013 said:

    I am sorry to see that your Dad died John and Gary. I will be saying a prayer.