Obituaries & Death Notices






Aberdeen Daily News (13 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Mr. and Mrs. Peters of Canton mourn the death of their little five-year-old daughter Esther. She was born at Wapello, Ia., and removed to Canton with her parents three years ago.

Aberdeen Weekly News (28 July 1898) transcribed by FoFG MZ
CANTON, S.D., July 27. – Miss Maud Miller was taken suddenly ill and died Sunday night. She was a niece of Mrs. Thomas Thorson, wife of ex-Secretary of State Thorson, and was a very popular young lady of the city. The remains were taken to Dodge Center, Minn., the home of her parents.

Aberdeen Daily News (11 Sept. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Canton – F. S. Moulton, a prominent farmer and an old resident of this county, died at his home near this city. He was sitting in his chair talking with his wife when the end came. He was a prominent member of the Congregational church. A widow, two sons and one daughter survive the old pioneer.

Aberdeen American (5 Sept. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ
CANTON – Gideon M. Murner died at his home in Canton August 26 after an illness of nearly two years. Mr. Murner was called the father of Hutchinson county, where he was sheriff, register of deeds, besides holding many other positions of trust. He settled at Scotland, S.D., in 1886.

Aberdeen Daily News (29 Apr. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ
The Rev. George Spittell Evans, formerly pastor of the Congregational church at Canton, died at Rock Rapids, Ia., last week after an illness of some time. He was stationed at Canton from 1905 to 1909, when his health broke down, and he was compelled to quit active work for a time. Later, partially recovering, he accepted a call to the pulpit at Rock Rapids.

Unnamed, undated newspaper
Handwritten 5-17-82
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton


CANTON, S.D. – Arnold Nagel, 44 of Canton died Monday May 17, 1982 at his home.

Mr. Nagel was born June 19, 1937, in Gettysburg, S.D. He married Shirley Johnson January 16, 1978, in Sioux Falls. After his marriage he moved to Canton.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Joseph Nagel, Lamont Nagel, and Neil Nagel, all of Canton; two stepsons, Allan Knorr, Canton, and Steven Knorr, Sioux Falls; two daughters, Marlys Nagel and Kateri Nagel, both of Sioux Falls; three stepdaughters, Sheryl McKann, Sindy Knorr and Sandra Knorr, all of Canton; five step-grandchildren; five brothers, Herman Nagel, Leonard Nagel, Eugene Nagel, Larry Nagel and Jim Nagel, all of Gettysburg; a sister, Irma LeFaive of Hermosa, S.D.; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Myers, Milesville, S.D.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday May 20, 1982 at St. Dominic Catholic church, Canton, with burial at Forest Hills Cemetery, Canton. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton. Prayers will be said at 8p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton.

From "The Daily Republic", Mitchell, South Dakota
Friday, August 24, 1956 (Final Edition)
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Wessington Springs -- Last rites will be held in the Congregational Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for John Van Bockern, 76, who died in the Memorial Hospital here early Friday morning.
The Rev. Calvin Hay will officiate. Burial will be in the local cemetery.
Mr. Van Bockern was taken ill Friday evening and moved to the hospital where he died as the result of a stroke.
He was born on a farm in Grundy County, Ia., Feb. 16, 1880, the son of John and Christine Van Bockern. In 1885 the family moved to a farm near Lennox. Mr. Van Bockern was married at Lennox in 1912 to Minnie Caroline Johnson.
The deceased owned a clothing store at Lennox for a few years, but soon after his marriage he and his wife came to Wessington Springs where he farmed most of the rest of his life.
Survivors are his widow; one son, Harold and four grandchildren. Other survivors are two brothers, Ed and Henry of Lennox and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Roben of Lennox and Mrs. Ida Lanamon of Godfrey, Ill.



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