Rev. Wesley H. Iverson

November 29, 1921 - October 3, 2014

Visitation: Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church. A time of sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Service: Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD with Pastor Bill Sites officiating.

Rev. Wesley Harold Iverson, 92, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at the Canton Good Samaritan Center.  Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD with Pastor Bill Sites officiating.    Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church.  A time of sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Wesley Harold Iverson was born on Nov. 29, 1921, to Martin and Anna (Peterson) Iverson at Raymond, SD.  He was united in marriage to Eileen Lillian Hofer on January 3, 1944, in Huron, SD. They celebrated their 70th anniversary this year. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, stationed in Bermuda, as chief machinist first mate.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars.  He was honorably discharged and came back to farm in Alexandria, SD.   He went to agricultural school for three years until The Lord called him to be a minister while he was riding his tractor in 1952.

He attended Christian Workers Institute Bible School in Sioux Falls from 1953 to 1956.  He began his calling in Canton, SD, served Plainview, NE from 1960-1963, and returned to serve at the Canton Gospel Center for over 50 years.  He had “Chapel Hour” on KSOO for 30 years on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM.  In addition, he had jail, street, State Park and nursing home services for many years.  He was ordained as an Assemblies of God minister with the South Dakota District.

To help support his wife and 10 children, he worked for Kindler Cadillac Pontiac in Sioux Falls.  He also helped his boys start their own business, Iverson’s Body Shop.  He worked with them from 1979 until his retirement in 2010.
Wesley was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Wanda Weflen; brothers, Melvin, Clifford, and Dale; sisters, Ruby Simoneck, Mamie Boss, Verna Oschner, Violet Woodland, and Nora Iverson; in-laws, David and Barbara Hofer; and 3 infant great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons, David (Sharon), Phoenix, AZ, Daniel (Gina), Oakdale, CA,  Paul (Sherry), Canton, Philip, Lakeland, FL, and Mark (Tanya), Canton; daughters, Dianne (Leon) Freitag , Bismarck, ND, Ruth (Larry) Olson, Watford City, ND, Marleen (Dennis) Rath, Spearfish, SD, and Barbara(Stanley) Brower, Canton; son-in-law, Dennis Weflen, Gainesville, FL;  brother-in-law, Ronald Hofer and his wife Janet of St. Clair, MO; and  sister-in-law, Jean Vander Linde, Loveland, CO; 32 grandchildren;  52 great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.


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  1. Dianne Hartson on October 5, 2014 said:

    I am saddened by the news of Reverand Iverson’s passing. I have many fond memories from attending Canton Gospel Center throughout my childhood but the fondest memories is the love and acceptance I recieved from Reverand and Mrs. Iverson! I pray that God will lay his hands upon you during your time of sorrow! All my thoughts and prayers go out to your family! Love you!

  2. Les Hawkey on October 5, 2014 said:

    We send our prayers to Wesleys family. Wesley was a wonderful man. He loved the Lord and we loved him. He left a beautiful memory. We are in Texas and will be unable to attend his service but we will be thinking of him. Les & Dixie Hawkey

  3. Candace Woodland Simonson on October 6, 2014 said:

    Wesley Iverson was my uncle, one whom I admired greatly. He was like the “Billy Graham” of the huge Iverson family – always maintaining his stand for Christ and his devout faith in a loving God. Whether a family reunion or just a small gathering, Wes and Eileen were there singing and proclaiming a witness of God’s love. Heaven is richer as Wes joins his brothers and sisters in a grand reunion – the last of nine to go home.
    Prayers and hope to the family – Candace Woodland Simonson (daughter of Violet Iverson Woodland)

  4. SHEILA SCHONROCK on October 6, 2014 said:

    Sherry—You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss. –

  5. Dorthy Tufte on October 6, 2014 said:

    Dear Friends – Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God’s peace be with you. – Dorthy Tufte and family, Sioux Falls

  6. Missionaries Tim and Elaine Harris on October 8, 2014 said:

    WHAT a great man of God, husband, father and FRIEND. He has left a GREAT legacy and with his family we look forward to reuniting with him in Heaven!

  7. Katherine (Bell) Ringgenberg on October 8, 2014 said:

    I am so sorry to hear of Rev. Iverson’s passing. I have many fond memory’s of this wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. I am also sorry about Wanda’s passing. I did not know that until I read this. My God’s piece and love help you though this.

  8. Waiva Reimers on October 26, 2014 said:

    We know your dad is with Jesus now. He was a dedicated and very good person. It is very hard to lose anyone we love, I am sorry and you have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, with love Waiva Reimers.. Randy and Zachary,too.