CANTON, SD -- Olive Rikansrud, age 97, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.
Funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 21, at Canton Lutheran Church. The Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Olive Nelson was born Nov. 9, 1914 to May Sogn and John M. Nelson at their farm home near Beresford, SD.
She married Clifford Rikansrud on June 10, 1938 at the bride's home. The couple made their home northwest of Canton, SD, where they farmed and raised their three children: Gary, Janis, and Kirk.
Survivors include her daughter, Janis (Brian) Campbell, Emmetsburg; son, Kirk (Cheryl), Canton, SD; daughter in law, Barbara Rikansrud, Canton, SD; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 57 years, Clifford, who died exactly 17 years prior to Olive on Oct. 18, 1995; son, Gary; three sisters; and two brothers.