Reid Mathison

February 25, 1967 - May 30, 2023

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. 

Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 5 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.

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        Reid Benjamin Mathison, age 56, died Tuesday, May 30, 2023.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 5 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

        Reid was born on February 25, 1967 in Brookings, SD to David and Sheila (Whipple) Mathison.  He graduated from Canton High School in 1985 where he was active in wrestling, football, physics bowl, band, Lincoln County 4-H, and church choir.

        Reid was an avid gun collector, loved to ride motorcycle, and was very proud of his new Indian motorcycle.  He also took part in Cowboy Action Shooting.  In his spare time, you could find him testing guns in his parents’ pasture near the Big Sioux.

        Reid worked several jobs in his life including: Bid-Well, Grand Labs, CFS Elevator, Dakota Fertilizer, the Post Office, and spent 27 years at Lincoln County Communications.

        Reid was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mervin and Ruth Mathison, Canton, SD and Frank and Helen Whipple, Wilmot, SD; and uncles, Bob Mathison, Jim Mathison, and Bud Coffin.

        He is survived by his parents, David and Sheila, Canton, SD; brother, Chuck (Jean) Mathison, Mendota Heights, MN; sister, Robin Mathison, Canton, SD; uncles, Ben (MaryJo) Mathison, Rock Valley, IA, Bill (Diana) Whipple, Wilmot, SD, and Dan (Judy) Whipple, Coon Rapids, MN; aunts, Rose Coffin, Sioux Falls, SD, Dorothy Kelly, Sioux Falls, SD and Susan (Larry) Hulsey, Albany, TX; 4 nieces, Meagan, Stephanie, Taylor, and Amanda Mathison, all of Mendota Heights, MN; plus many more cousins both in and out of the country.

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  1. Mitchell FEE on May 31, 2023 said:

    Great fella, hard working wrestler /athlete in school.
    Warmest condolences to family and friends.
    God Bless & Comfort

  2. Marcia and Howard Heinje on June 1, 2023 said:

    So sorry to hear this. Sending sympathy and prayers

  3. Richard and Tracy on June 1, 2023 said:

    Sorry for yor loss. Enjoyed the conversations I got to have with Reid at work. He is riding the road that never ends.

  4. Linda Halbur (Bierschbach) on June 2, 2023 said:

    So sorry to hear. Prayers of support and comfort for his family and friends. Reid was a great friend for my brother and his family.

  5. Diane (Winter) Holmberg on June 3, 2023 said:

    Thinking of you all in your time of sorrow. Many fond memories of Reid from 4-H and high school. My prayers for peace and comfort.

  6. Becky Petersen on June 3, 2023 said:

    My sympathies, I was very found of him all the way through school, his sister Robin was my best friend

  7. Kent & Faye Frerichs on June 4, 2023 said:

    May God hold you closely in His loving arms. You are in our prayers.

  8. Kathy Keiser on June 4, 2023 said:

    Sympathy and prayers–

  9. Sharon Madsen on June 4, 2023 said:

    I was very sorry to read this! My deepest sympathies, Sheila, to you and your entire family!😔😔

  10. Marsha schulz on June 4, 2023 said:

    So very sorry for your loss of Reid. My heart, thoughts, n prayers are with you and your family at this time…

  11. Karen McEntee on June 5, 2023 said:

    I was saddened to learn this news. I am sending my deepest sympathy & prayers to you, Robin, and to your family. You & I have known each other ever since Kindergarten, Robin … and I remember Reid joking around while I was visiting your childhood home. Hold on to your cherished memories of Reid, until you all meet again. May God continue to richly bless all of you … and may you all experience His grace, love & peace as you grieve … and in all of your days ahead.