Harlan Brynjulson

November 26, 1930 - November 25, 2013

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral home in Canton.

Service: Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 30 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.


    Harlan Brynjulson, 82, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Canton Good Samaritan Society.  Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., family present 5 to 7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. 

  Harlan was born on Nov. 26, 1930, on a farm south of Canton to Albert and Effie (Narum) Brynjulson.  He was graduated from Canton High School in 1948.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.  He married Dorothy Morris on Dec. 19, 1955, in Britton, SD.

      After his marriage, he began working for the Dept. of Agriculture while living in Watertown.  In 1960, the couple moved south of Canton and began farming.  Harlan briefly worked as a machinist at Grand Labs in Iowa and also worked at McCord/Behr.  He retired in 1996. After retirement, Harlan and Dorothy enjoyed traveling.  Harlan suffered a stroke in 1998.  They moved to Canton in 2000. He was a member of the American Legion and Grand Valley Lutheran Church. 

  Harlan is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy; sons: Richard (fiancée  Cindy Hahn), LeMars, IA, David (Linda), Hartford, SD, and Glenn (Jennifer), Sioux Falls; brother: Robert (Carol) Canton; sisters: Verna (Julian) Holter, Canton and Doris Towne, Harlan, IA; grandchildren:  Zachary, Kyle, Eric, Tony (Beth), Kayla (Darren) Jibben, Dylan, and Kari; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Monica.


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