Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28th from 12-5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. Visitation will resume with family present at 6 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Canton Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Seth Joseph Kroger, age 20, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 the result of a motor vehicle accident. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28th from 12-5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. Visitation will resume with family present at 6 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29th at Canton Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Seth was born June 23, 1992 in Sioux Falls, SD to Mark and Patty (Coplan) Kroger. He grew up in Canton, graduating from Canton High School in 2011. He was active in football, basketball, track, band, and baseball in his high school years. After high school he attended SMSU and SDSU.
Seth enjoyed farming with his dad, hunting, beefing up his Nova and truck, and lifting weights. During sweet corn season, he could often be found with his Grandpa Burdell selling the year’s crop.
Seth is survived by his parents, Mark and Patty; sister, Madeline, Canton, SD; grandparents, Jim and Enola Kroger, Inwood, IA and Burdell and Betty Coplan, Canton, SD; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many special friends.
61 messages have been left
Dear Family of Seth, You may not know me but I do wish to convey my deepest respects for your loss. There is nothing a person can say that seems adequate in times like this. Just know you are thought of.
My heart absolutely aches for you all right now. Please know we are praying for peace and comfort for you all as you try to come to terms with this loss. Seth was such a great friend to Jake. Prayers for you all! Leah
Our thoughts and prayer are with you. Our hearts go out to you. Ben was lucky to have him as one of his team mates.
Patty, please know that many are holding you in prayer. May you feel God’s arms around you through the ourpouring of hugs and kindness of many family and friends. You will continue to be on my mind and in my heart. Thinking of you so much, Lynn
Dear Patty, Mark, and family: We are so very sorry for your loss. You are forever in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. With deepest sypmpathy, Todd and Deb Herrboldt
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Seth was a wonderful person and so full of life. He will be missed by many.
Patty and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. May you feel the comfort of the Lord surrounding you and his pressence near at all times.
Mark, Patty and Maddie: We just want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. We pray that God wraps his arms around you to give you the strength to help you through. With deepest sympathy, Rich and Gretchen Lundstrom
I am sorry for your loss. May God help you get through the coming days and the road a head of you.My prayers are with you.
Mark Patty & family.
So very sorry for your loss of Seth! May god be with you. Are prayers are with the entire family.
We are so sorry about your loss of Seth. Our prayers are with the entire family! GOD BE WITH YOU!
You’re in the hearts of those who care about you and share in your loss. May the sorrow you’re feeling today be eased by your many precious memories. So sorry to hear about the accident. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
Our hearts are heavy to hear of your son’s death. You will be in our thoughts and our prayers.
We pray that you will feel God’s presence close to each of you as you grieve this tragic loss.
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Dear Mark, Patty & Maddie,
Our hearts ache for you! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
Ron and Lex DeWit
To Jim and Enola: I am so sorry to read of your grandson’s untimely death–I recall him coming as a very small child once or twice to the Berg Reunion, I believe. Accept my deepest sympathy and know that God is your companion through this sorrow. Love, Inez L. Harri, 904 Pearl Street, Apt. 1. Yankton, SD 57078
Mark, Patty and family. Words can’t express my deepest sympathy for you at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time – there are no words that can take away the hurt and empty feeling but knowing many people are feeling a little of your sadness now may be a comfort – remember Death leaves a heartache no one can heal – but Love leaves a memory no one can steal
Dear Patty & Family,
My deepest condolences for you at this time of extreme sorrow. Reading all of the great comments about
your son, he must have been a wonderful young man. My heart breaks for you right now. Praying that you find comfort in all of your special memories. Please know that there are many, many people out there praying for you and your family.
May God’s love surround you!
Michelle (Wolthoff) Connor
Mark, Patty and Madeline and family I’m so sorry for your lost. My hart aches for you, I have have a 20 year old son and I will hold him extra tight next time i hug him. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.
Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Please know that you have a community full of prayers for your strength to get through this time. Thinking about you and your family.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Sorry to hear of your loss of Seth. Such a nice and polite young man. He would hang around with my sons when he was in Hawarden. My sons will greatly miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness. May your memories
bring you peace, comfort, and strenght. With Sympathy, Burdell’s cousins from Watertown.
Linda & Alan Kranz, Elverda David, Beverly & LeRoy Torgerson, & Dwayne David
Mrs. Kroger, are deepest sympathy to you and your family. No words can express one’s loss but we wanted to let you know we are thinking and praying for your family.
Mark, Michelle, Morgan, Mason and Mercedes Covrig
I am so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for you all. May God’s love be with you.
Enola, I haven’t seen you in decades…would we recognize each other? Please know we were shocked & saddened to read of your grandson’s demise. I had met him a couple times when Mr. Coplan was around. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers as you adjust to life without your Seth.
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of Seth. Many thoughts and prayers going out to your entire family.
The Coplan Family of Red Wing,MN. Sends their condolences. Sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry for you loss. Out prayers are with u all.
We are so sorry for the loss of your son and what you have to go through. A child is a part of your heart and will forever be there. You are in our prays . Jennie and Lindsey Johnson
Dear Kroger family…
Our son, McKoy, was lucky enough to become close friends with Seth during their Freshman season as SMSU Mustangs. Our hearts go out to all of you during this time of tragic loss. Seth befriended and touched so many people in his too-short life, and he will be SO missed by those friends – may wonderful memories of him bring you peace and ease your heavy hearts. With deepest sympathy, you are all in our prayers….
Brian, Tiffany, and McKoy Rodning
I’m so sorry that Seth was taken so early in life. My heart breaks for you as you try to find your way thru this world during this very sad time. Please know that we as a community are grieving with you and keeping you in prayer.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Mark and Patty – we are so sorry for your loss. We’ll be thinking of you both and praying for you and your entire family.
No words can be expressed to ease the pain you and your family must be going through, but I just want you to know that my heart aches for you. And all we can do is pray for comfort and peace for your family right now and in the days ahead.
To the Family of Seth, We were so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Seth. He will be deeply missed!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, during this most difficult time of your lives.
With Love & Prayers, Mick & Sonja Tyrrell
Sorry to have to send our condolences to you and your family. May it comfort you to know so many
care and support you. Prayers sent your way.
Gary and Wilma Romereim
I know there isn’t any words that will make the pain go away, but I honestly want to say, I’m so sorry about your loss!!! You certainly have alot going on in your life, just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts & prayers, not only for your loss, but also what is going on with your dad! Take Care…
We are so very saddened by your loss. May the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort during this time of grief. Mark, Patty and family, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you the courage to carry on with your lives, never letting your precious memories of Seth fade, yet go on living life as full as ever because that is what Seth would want you all to do. God Bless you all, The Mechels
mark ,patty and maddie
we are so sorry we are thinking about you during these tough times that our hearts are wondering and questioning we shall continue to keep you in prayers now and always, our sincere condolenses
Mark, Patty, & Family~ Words can’t even begin to express how deeply sorry we are at the loss of Seth. Our hearts are heavy for you. May God wrap his loving arms around you during these very difficult days. Praying for you all.
Mark and Patty, words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your son, Seth. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time, and that the lord and his angels, and the wonderful memories of Seth embrace you and carry you thru the days to come.
To the family of Burdell Coplan,
I am a former of student of Burdell at Canton High School graduating in 1965. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son and grandson. My deepest sympathy is sent to your family and may his spirit live in your hearts forever.
Lolly (Ramharter) Forseth
Patty and Family,
I am so sorry hear about Seth. May god hold you and your family in the palm of his hands during this difficult time. You will be forever be in our thougths and prayers.
We are so sorry about your loss of Seth. Our prayers are with the entire family!
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Seth.
Are prayers are with u all.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s love be with you all and sooth your pain.
My heart sank to hear of Seth’s accident, and I wish I knew the words to say. I still picture a toe-headed little toddler…and smile : ) I pray that you find comfort and peace in the memories you will forever hold dear. Your family is in my prayers, now and always.
Mark, Patty and family, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark, Patty & Family~ I saw Seth less than two weeks ago when I was visiting Mr. Coplan at the hospital in Canton. He walked in while we were visiting and the room was instantly brighter. I remember when Seth was born, so I could not believe he was already in college. I understand he was a very special, wonderful young man. I am truly sorry for your loss and I am praying for all of you daily; I pray God lifts up all of his loved ones & friends during this very difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.
We are so sorry for your loss. Seth was a wonderful kid and will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patty and Family,
Word cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. My heart aches for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are so sorry for your loss. Seth was an amazing young man. He will be missed by many. His spirit will always be close to your heart . Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
We are sorry to hear of the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find strength in your family and friends.
Mark, Patty and family- I am sorry for your loss. I was so saddened when I heard of Seths passing. Sometimes its so hard to understand gods plan but may he wrap his arms around you and give you strength. He will be greatly missed.
Patty and Mark, we are so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your son Seth.
Elizabeth you and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you as you deal with this sudden loss and help comfort you in the days ahead.
Love, your S.P.O.T.S. family
To the Family of Seth:
We are so sorry to hear of the accident. May you find comfort in knowing that so many people care for your family. Bless you all, Todd, Tanna (Hoover), and Zack Gries
I just spoke with Liz and heard the terrible news about Seth. My heart breaks for your loss. Burdell would speak of his grandson with such pride and love. He was a wonderful young man who will be greatly missed.
Our sincere sympathy to all the family. You all will be in our hearts and prayers.
I’m so sorry for all of you.today was a very tough day for all of you and our community as we grieved together in this time of saddness.
I am so saddened to hear about the tragedy in your family. I am a cousin who thankfully saw s Grandfather Burdell at a family gathering, a few years ago. Our love and prayers go out to all the family.
Carol Zamow Averill