Richard “Dick” Haisch

August 28, 1934 - April 6, 2015

Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Service: Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10 at Canton Lutheran Church.

Richard K. “Dick” Haisch, 80, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  His memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Canton Lutheran Church.   Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Canton Lutheran Basement Renovation Fund or a charity of your choice.

          Richard Keith Haisch was born August 28, 1934 at Webster, SD to Lloyd and Marian (Mulford) Haisch.  Dick graduated from Canton High School in 1952.  He received a degree in pharmacy from SDSU in 1956.  While at Brookings, he was a member of  ROTC and served in the US Army for two years as a 2nd Lieutenant.

          Dick was united in marriage to Maureen Kay Anderson July 9, 1956 in Canton.  They lived in Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ before moving to Canton in 1960.  Dick was a pharmacist and partner at Molstad Drug for 5 years and a partner at Bruggman Drug in Rock Rapids for 2 years.  He purchased Noid Drug Store in 1967, changing the name to Haisch Pharmacy, which he owned for 26 years.  He retired in 1996.  Dick was an active member of Canton Lutheran Church since 1960, serving in stewardship, as a deacon and trustee, and sang in the choir.  He was also very involved in the community as a member of Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Canton-Inwood Hospital Board, Canton Good Samaritan Advisory Board, and Canton Development Corporation.  He was a consultant pharmacist for the nursing and hospital for 10 years.  He was a member of several state and national pharmacy association s.  Dick and Kay enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona for over 20 years.   Dick was an avid golfer and enjoyed photography and woodworking.

          Those grateful for having shared his life are: his wife of 58 years, Kay; sons, Rick (Kathy) Haisch, Minot, ND and Paul (Lee Ann) Haisch, Alcester, SD; daughter, Lori (Don) Lems, Larchwood, IA; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one angel; two brothers, Don (Phyllis) Haisch, Brandon, IA  and Charles (Sue) Haisch, Polo, IL; and one sister, Janet (Larry) Ingalls,Webster, SD.

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  1. Twyla M Nielsen (DenHoed) on April 6, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay and Family: I am sending you hugs and my deepest sympathy in the loss of Dick. He was always a very pleasant pharmacist and was always very pleasant to everyone that he came in contact with in your store. I pray that the memories that you share and love you have for him and each other carries you ALL through the next few days and months as you learn to live with him not being there for you in person but in spirit. He was a wonderful man, grandfather, dad, husband and friend to the community. He will be greatly missed in the community of Canton. Hugs and Love to all of you and your families.

  2. Charles 'Chuck' Sundling on April 7, 2015 said:

    From my earliest memories of Dick in the early 1950’s to my last visit with him several years ago, he was pleased and happy to see a familiar face. I’ll not forget his smile, warm disposition, and optimism. My condolences to his family.

  3. Sandy (Williams) Schlumbohm on April 7, 2015 said:

    “Mr. Dick” you will be forever missed.

  4. Fred & Dorothy Milici on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay,
    It was truly our blessing to have had your wonderful husband in our lives. We always enjoyed his cheerful way of looking at things and sharing them. He was inspiring to play golf with!
    We will be praying for you and your family and are confident that your memories of Dick and the loving grace of our God will carry you through this difficult time.
    Much love to all of you.
    Fred and Dorothy

  5. Fred & Dorothy Milici on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay,
    We are so sad to hear of your dear husbands passing. We always enjoyed Dicks cheerful way of viewing things and his enjoyable way of sharing them. Of course, playing golf with him was both enjoyable and inspiring for us!
    Our prayers are with him, you, and your family. We are confident that the Grace of our Loving God will sustain you and carry you through this difficult time.
    We send you all our love.

  6. Harlan and Kathryn Meier on April 8, 2015 said:

    Please accept our most sincere sympathy. We had hoped our paths might cross again since re-discovering you both on Facebook. May your faith and Gods love and grace help ease your loss. And may your precious memories and photos make you smile when you “remember”! Sincerely, H&K

  7. Jodi Wood on April 8, 2015 said:

    Paul and Leanne and Haisch family. I have many fond memories of Dick cheering our kids on at every and all sporting event we were watching. He and Kay did not seem to miss too many unless they were in AZ. He had a nature about him that is rare, my middle two children were as used to seeing him there as they were there own grandparents ,and he always had something kind to say to them. My deepest sympaties for your loss. Now he is finaly be able to do a Great Granpas duty and rock that little precious angel of Corey and Kristins .Prayers for your comfort. Jodi

  8. Roselyn Schillerstrom on April 8, 2015 said:

    Lori and family-

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that all of your happy memories can help you find laughs and comfort during this sad time!


  9. Dick and Cokey Biers on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay,
    We are so sad to hear of Dick’s passing. We will remember his wonderful friendly attitude, and fun golf outings.
    We will keep you in our prayers and we send you our love.
    May God bring you peace.
    Dick and Cokey

  10. Deb (Kuper) Yeager on April 8, 2015 said:

    Kay & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. “Dr. Dick” (as dad referred to him) will be greatly missed by all of the Kuper family. His smile and joyful nature were contagious and we feel blessed that he was part of the fabric of our lives.

  11. Patti French Sahr on April 8, 2015 said:

    My prayers go to the entire family. God’s light be with you. What a wonderful person.

  12. warren and mary schluter on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay and Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
    He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.
    Peace be with you,

    Warren and Mary

  13. Carol Adams on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay,
    Our love goes to you and your family. We always enjoyed those golf games and the trip to San Diego.
    We will miss you and Dick, he was a fun guy.
    Carol and Bill Adams

  14. Dan Bunkers on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dick will continue to live within the hearts and minds of many Cantonites and friends throughout the country. It has been an honor to know him. My condolences to his family. May the triune God comfort you, and give you the strength and graces to live his legacy and relish his memory. God bless you all.

  15. Marvin and Rhonda Buckneberg on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dick always had a smile. I remember when he called me and asked if I wanted to work for him at Haisch Pharmacy. This was in 1990. I was so grateful. I said,”Yes”. He was a kind and caring Employer, and Friend He touched my life. Our deepest sympathy to Kay, Lori and Don’t Lems and the entire family for “Dick” an amazing man. I will always remember the memories. Many Blessings and Prayers to each of you

  16. Leonard & Rose Ann Trubisky on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay,
    Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. We enjoyed the times we had the opportunity to be with Dick and you here in Arizona. God bless you both.

  17. Leonard and Rose Ann Trubisky on April 8, 2015 said:

    Dear Kay,
    Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. We enjoyed the times we had the opportunity to be with Dick and you in Arizona. God bless you both.

  18. the Henry and Marguerite Moen family on April 8, 2015 said:

    Lori, Don and family,
    Our sincerest sympathy for the loss of one who will be sorely missed by many. May you find some peace in great memories of time shared. Believe it or not, memories do bring smiles through tears. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Donna Mammenga on April 9, 2015 said:

    Kay and family,

    I was so deeply saddened when I heard the news that Dick had passed away. All of your family welcomed Arne and I into Haisch Pharmacy and I am so very greatful I got to work with some of you and get to know how much Dick was loved and respected by so many people in the community. I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you all and hope you know we will never forget Dick!



  20. Brian Broderick on April 9, 2015 said:

    Mrs. Haisch, Paul, Lori and Rick
    My sincere sympathy to you and your families.
    Dick was a special person in the lives of many.

  21. Craig Sanderson on April 10, 2015 said:

    I would like to offer my condolences to the entire Haisch family. Dick was a good friend to all and especially to Canton. Every time I would get back to Canton and see Dick it was always the same smile and how and what have you been doing. When my dad was in the assisted living center in
    Canton Lloyd and him would play golf and every once in awhile Dick would join them. Dad was very fond of both Dick and Lloyd. Chuck here is a long distance hug for you my friend.

  22. Audrey. Brown on April 22, 2015 said:

    To the family, sorry for your loss. May Gods word the bible along with family and friends, provide comfot and support during your time of sorrow, too help ease some of the pain. Jehovah God hates death, he views death as an enemy. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says:”He will bring the enemy death to nothing” his son Jesus Christ said at John 5:28,29 “do not be amazed at this, because all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” so we have a promise and a hope of seeing our love ones again. For additional words of comfort go to

  23. Rubio Family on April 25, 2015 said:

    I would like to express my condolences to your family, it can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to express at difficult times like these. The Bible is a great source to look into and has helped me personally when My dad passed away. Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever in a peaceful beautiful paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:5,6 John 5:29) A comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4, where it states “…And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry be anymore the former things have past away”. This scripture gives us hope for the future! You can also find comfort in Acts 24:15 – Death does not end it all. May Jehovah God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. (Ps.46:1, Ps.83:18)