Karlynda K. Most

March 16, 1966 - March 11, 2012

Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 1–8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6-8 PM.

Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, March 15, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.

Karlynda Kae (Fait) Most, 45, Died March 11, 2012 in Canton, SD

            Karlynda was born on March 16th, 1966 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls to Stephen and Neva Fait.

            After her parent’s divorce, her mother was later married to Marlin Chaussee and they raised Karlynda as an only child in their home in Canton.  She attended C. C. Jacobson Elementary School and the Canton Junior and High Schools, graduating in 1984.  From there she went to Grace College, in Omaha, where she met her husband-to-be, Jonathan Most.  Jonathan and Karlynda were married on August 8th, 1987 and immediately moved to Redlands, CA where some years later their son, Jared, was born.  During this time Karlynda worked as an office manager for Kal Porter and Associates, Architects, a job she thrived in.  She was thrilled to become a mother though and happily gave up her job to become a full time homemaker as she followed her husband’s aviation career, which led them to homes in several states and also the countries of Mexico and Afghanistan.  She became the mother of two more children during this time, daughters Kalyssa and Kyla.  After settling in Canton in 2006, Karlynda became a member of the Lincoln Hills Bible Church in Sioux Falls and served by maintaining the records for their AWANA youth program.  More recently, Karlynda began attending The River Church in Canton.

            Karlynda is survived by her husband, Jonathan, and their children; Jared, Kalyssa, and Kyla, and her parents, Marlin and Neva Chaussee, all of Canton, SD.  She is also survived by her father, Stephen (Kathy) Fait, her grandmother, Marie Fait, two half-brothers, Darin and Brian Fait, all of Henderson, NV.  Also surviving are three step brothers and one step sister; Steve Chaussee of Rapid City, SD, Scott Chaussee of Worthing, SD, Pamela Cooper of Sioux Falls, SD and Brent (Angela) Chaussee of Sioux Falls, SD, as well as four uncles and aunts, and numerous cousins.  Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Arnold and Katherine Friesen, and paternal grandfather, Millard Fait.

            A viewing will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home, in Canton, on Wednesday, March 14th from 1 to 8 pm, with family arriving at 6 pm.  Funeral service will be at the Bethany Reformed Church, in Canton on Thursday, March 15th at 10:30, interment to follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.  Following interment, a reception will be held at the Bethany Reformed Church.

            Karlynda will always be so very dear to us.  We continue in life with the sure hope of being with her once again in Heaven, a hope that only faith in Jesus Christ can bring.


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  1. Teri Brozak on March 13, 2012 said:

    Karlynda was such a special person in our lives, years ago. We are sorry to hear the sad news, but we will always remember her sweet face and what a kind, kind person she was. We send our prayers to the family.

  2. Canton Dental Clinic on March 13, 2012 said:

    Our deepest sympathy from all of us at the Canton Dental Clinic. Karlynda was a kind, caring person and we enjoyed her very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we ask that God hold you and keep you close during this difficult time.

  3. Carol Mulder, Lake Havasu City, Az on March 13, 2012 said:

    Dear John, Neva, Marlin & Children, I am so sorry to hear the very sad news. Karlynda was the little girl across the street from me when she was a baby, then became the mom across the street from me now in later years. Karlynda will be missed not only by me but many many others. You are in my prayers at this time.

  4. Dawn {Gustafson} Jacobs on March 13, 2012 said:

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Karlynda was such a kind person, I have so many fun memories of us playing together as kids. She was always so nice and easy to be around. I will be praying for the family. May God’s love and comfort be with all of you.

  5. Eric & Pamela Combs on March 14, 2012 said:

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to John, Jared, Kalyssa and Kyla and the Most families and Karlynda’s families and friends. We are so saddened at the news and our continued prayers and thoughts go out to the families. May the Lord comfort you in your time of loss and need.

  6. Pam Lundt on March 14, 2012 said:

    My heart is aching for your loss. There are really no words that adequately express sorrow at a time like this, but I want you to know that I will keep you all in fervent prayer. Karlynda is safely held by her Creator who is able to give comfort during the deep valleys of life. I will always remember with joy the time I got to visit with her and John. My oldest son, J.T. shared that Karlynda was the reason he went to Grace College. That is one of her many gifts to others that will continue.

  7. Al & Joanne Witzke on March 14, 2012 said:

    Marlin, Neva and Jon and family:
    We were deeply saddened to learn of Karlynda’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted, knowing she is with the Lord now.

    Love, Al & Joanne

  8. Cindy Carlstrom, Fernley, NV on March 14, 2012 said:

    Dear Neva,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. Karlynda was quite a bit younger than me, but I do remember her and my sister Pam being best of friends. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God Bless,
    Cindy Carlstrom

  9. Joe and Helen France on March 14, 2012 said:

    Dear Jon,

    We are thinking about you and praying for you during these “impossible” days.

    I’m so glad we all serve a God of the impossible.

    Grace to you, Brother.

    We love you,

    Joe and Helen

  10. Kathryn Robinson on March 14, 2012 said:

    I remember Karlynda and Jared coming by K&K when you worked here, and how devoted you were to your family. You, the kids, and Karlynda’s family will be in my prayers. My heart goes out to all of you. We at Dynamic Aviation (K&K), including some former employees, are so saddened by your loss and want to express our sincerest condolences. Please know I’m a phone call away if you would ever like to talk.

  11. Todd and Leatha Hansz and family on March 14, 2012 said:

    Dear Jon, Jared, Kalyssa, Kyla, Neva & Marlin, Stephan & Kathy,
    The loss we feel is like an ocean without water, a storm without rain, a decade without sunshine. Our love for you is wider than the east is from the west because that is how wide our God’s love is for His children. Our arms are wrapped around you all and our prayers never cease for you in your great loss of such a lovely, wonderful, talented sister. We will miss her dearly!!!

  12. Dean and Carol Graber on March 14, 2012 said:

    Neva, Marlin, Jon, and children,

    We have been praying for all of you since we read the sad news last night. May the Lord comfort you with His presence and bring you peace, strength, courage, and hope for tomorrow. We pray for healing from the shock and for meeting future needs of your family and young children.

    Our love and prayers,
    Cousins Carol and Dean

  13. TIm & Pam Price on March 14, 2012 said:

    We were greatly saddened by Karlynda’s death. We will miss her.

  14. Damien and Mashele Simkins on March 14, 2012 said:

    Dear Jon and family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of getting to know Karlynda at Lincoln Hills. She was a sweet, kind, and loving person. We will miss her.

  15. Greg & Terri Friesen on March 14, 2012 said:

    Jon and family –
    We’re deeply grieved at the news of Karlynda’s passing. While we believe in a reunion in heaven, we are still saddened by her absence here on earth. We have been praying for you all and your great loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time of sadness. May He provide for your needs in His rich mercy. I wish we could be there to support you at this time, but I was pleased to hear about the great support that you have received from the people in your community. Our church has also been praying for you at this time. May God’s grace flow down upon you in this time of need.

    praying for you,
    Greg & Terri Friesen

  16. Dean Libra on March 15, 2012 said:

    Dear Jon and family:
    The Canton aviation community mourns your loss and we pray that God gives you all the strength you need.
    Please call on us if we can help you in any way.

  17. Veronica (Brenner) Chirino on March 15, 2012 said:

    To all who loved Karlynda,
    My heart truly aches with the loss of Karlynda. She was not only family to me, but an amazing childhood friend. I will always remember her great beauty. It shined so brightly outside, but more importantly in her heart which I know overflowed with the Lord’s love. Please know that you are not alone in your loss. Our prayers and love are with you all…and the Lord will never leave your side.
    With great sympathy,
    Veronica Chirino & Family

  18. Ellen Willems Whitney on March 15, 2012 said:

    Dear Neva,

    My heart is saddened for you at this tragic & sad time. Having lost a child of my own, I can share many of your feelings. You are all in my thoughts & prayers not only now, but will also continue to be, in the difficult days ahead. I’m so thankful we know God is holding her safely in His loving arms & she is rejoicing with other loved ones.
    lovingly, Ellen (Neva’s cousin)

  19. Kerrie-Sue Stahl on March 15, 2012 said:

    Dearest Jon, Jared, Kalyssa, Kyla, Neva & Marlin, Stephan & Kathy
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and grief. I cannot imagine the anguish you are feeling. I will be lifing you up before our Lord and ask Him to comfort you and heal you as only He can. He will be heaping His grace on you as much as you need.

    Kerrie-Sue Stahl
    Former Student Grace University ’85-87

  20. Pat Clampitt on March 16, 2012 said:

    Jon, so very sorry for your loss, I know words are really not that comforting right now but please know that Rebeca, Christian and I will be praying for you and your family. I will be calling you soon…


  21. Chris and Wendy Simpson on March 17, 2012 said:

    Dear Jon and Kiddos!
    We have been praying for you over the last week and will continue. I have been going through a study in Hebrews and was working through Heb 3 and 4 and have been personally touched by the fact that we have a rest that comes from God. The rest that we can have now and we will experience in the future is heavenly not of this world. I pray that you will find rest and peace in the Lord during these days. In these times we need Him mos,t we will pray that you will draw close to him daily and find rest. We are praying daily for you.
    Blue Skies,
    Chris and Wendy

  22. Kathryn Orva and Loren Blickenstaff on March 17, 2012 said:

    Neva, Our hearts are aching for you. What a beautiful daughter she is and how she will brighten heaven! We know she had your sweetness and a loving heart. We remember your caring when my mother died and we appreciated your letter so much! As cousins, we don’t know each other well, but we have history together – similar memories and genes. Memories of a soft hearted grandmother who baked large molasses cookies and a grandfather who sipped his coffee from a saucer. Toys in a corner cabinet and sacks at Christmas. Your father, who had the biggest smile ever! and who helped us build our first house. Your mother who cared fior my little sister when our other sister, Joycie, died. Karlynda has so many relatives to greet her, but meanwhile, it will be lonely here for you and her family. We send loving condolences and want you to know we care. Kathy Blickenstaff

  23. Torres Gutu Familia (Braulio, Gloria and Bryan) on March 17, 2012 said:

    Dear Jon, Jared, Kalyssa, Kyla:

    We are sorry about Karlynda’s death. Our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to you all. This news have let in shock. We would like to be with you and wrap our hands around you. Our prayers will never cease for you in your great loss.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    Mathew 5:4

    With Love.

  24. Steve and Barb (Friesen) Benton on March 20, 2012 said:

    Dear Aunt Neva, Marlin, Jon and family,
    We have been praying for you during these difficult days and will continue to pray for comfort and strength in the days ahead. Even though I haven’t seen Karlynda for a long time, I have such great memories of times spent with her and the rest of the cousins at Grandpa and Grandma’s farm.
    Love to you all,
    Barb and Steve

  25. Darcee (Juel) Houchin on March 20, 2012 said:

    Neva and Marlin,
    I want to express my warm and heartfelt condolences. I will be praying for God’s sweet comfort during this most difficult time. I remember Karlynda as we grew up together at First Baptist Church in Canton. She was such a happy little girl with very loving parents. I’m thankful for my remembrances of you, as a lovely Christ-honoring family. I wish I could be there to wrap my arms around you and share my love with you. Much love, Darcee

  26. Charles & Naomi Prieb on March 20, 2012 said:

    We are very sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap you in His arms and comfort you with the comfort only He can give.

  27. LeRoy & Dyette Kettering on March 22, 2012 said:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss.

  28. Tammy Stout Burkert on March 22, 2012 said:

    I know there are no words to confort you at this time – so hold to the Lord and trust He will heal your heart.

  29. Carole James on March 31, 2012 said:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Karlynda & I were roommates at Grace. My prayers are with your families during this difficult time.

    1. Jon Most on April 29, 2012 said:

      Thank you for leaving this message Carole. Thank you for praying for us.

  30. Dave hampton on April 4, 2012 said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you John. may God sustain you in this very difficult time.