Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday, February 22nd from 2-7 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.
Service: Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 23rd at Hudson Lutheran Church.
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Lawrence Ryken, age 89, died Saturday, February 19, 2022 surrounded by his family at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 23rd at Hudson Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 22nd from 2-7 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.
Lawrence was born on December 6, 1932 in Sioux County, IA to Gilbert and Matilda (Jeep) Ryken. He grew up in the Hudson, SD area where he also attended rural school. He married Hilma Kruse on December 20, 1952 in Hudson, SD. The couple lived and farmed near Hudson until moving to Canton, SD in 1988.
In addition to farming, Lawrence also worked for Bi-State Fertilizer, Harknes Gravel, and did custom corn shelling. After moving to Canton, he worked for the City of Canton in the Street Department for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, restoring old tractors, and collecting toy tractors. He has been a lifelong member of Hudson Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and ushering.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Hilma; children, Duane (Marcia) Ryken, Rhonda Duncan, and Darwin (Lynette) Ryken; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; step-brothers, Jim Toft (Marilyn) and Lonnie (Paula) Toft; step-sister, Mavis Fjellanger; brother-in-law, Roger Voigt; sister-in-law, Jean Toft; along with numerous extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lorraine Hermanson Voigt.
15 messages have been left
So sorry to hear the news.
Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Lawrence will be greatly missed by so many.
Karen (Jepp) & David Rausch
Oh I am so sorry for the family in the loss of Lawrence. May God be with each and everyone of you.
Sorry for the sad news. Prayers be with the family. God bless.
May God grant you comfort in knowing some day you will be reunited in Heaven through his promise of eternal life.
Betsy (Ahart) Knodel
Hilma……so sorry to hear about Lawrence……he was a great guy……prayers….
I have fond memories as you were neighbors to the Treibers . May your family be blessed with memories and comfort.
Was so sorry to hear about Lawrence, was a wonderful friend throughout the years, I know how you’ll miss him.
Hilma, Sorry to hear about Lawrence. If there is anything we can do for you be sure to let us know.
Sending our heartfelt condolences and love to you and your family, Hilma. We wish we could be there with all of you this week. Lawrence was loved and will be greatly missed. Love you all, Patti(Fjellanger) & Joel Hovdenes & family (Omaha)
Dear family of Lawrence: My heart aches for you in the loss of your special loved one and a great person to know. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you journey through your sorrow and grief. In sympathy, Dr Janell Christiansen
I am truly sorry for your loss. I still do remember him when so very young. He was well liked by everyone.
Darwin and family, so sorry to hear about Lawrence. Lynn and I will be thinking about you on Wednesday. I wanted to come down and see you but I have been fighting covid since January. Sending prayers your way, dave farley
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to you guys during this difficult time.
Sorry about your loss of Lawrence–he will be missed!! Hilma you are in my prayers and hugs!!
So sorry to hear this sad news. Hilma, you and Lawrence were special friends to my parents.
You and your family are in my prayers.