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Sgt Elton Anson
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1927
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 2007
Lincoln County
Minnesota, USA

Elton Anson, age 79, of rural Wessington, S.D., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at the Hendricks Community Hospital at Hendricks, Minn.

His funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 15, at the Welter Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Sager officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. His complete obituary and on-line registry is available at

Elton Anson was born January 19, 1927, to Charles and Myrtle (Ely) Anson near Wolsey, S.D. After completion of his formal education at rural schools, he remained and worked on the family farm.

On February 2, 1951, Elton married Mary McInnis at Pipestone, Minn. The couple made their home in rural Wessington where they owned and operated a ranch.

From 1950-1952, Elton was a member of the South Dakota National Guard. During this time he was activated into the U.S. Army (during the Korean War) and was stationed in Alaska as Sergeant 1st Class with Company K of the 196th Regimental Combat Team. After his honorable discharge he returned to the family ranch near Wessington.

He was a member of the Watson-Krauter American Legion Post #110 of Wessington; the Wessington/Wolsey Masonic Lodge #107 AF & AM; Farm Bureau; Farmers Union; former director of the South Dakota Stock Growers Association; R-Calf National Organization; past president of the Sunshine Bible Academy Parent-Teachers Fellowship; past president of the 196th Regimental Combat Team Association; and a 40-plus year family camper at the South Dakota State Fair. He also owned and operated a concession stand at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds for over 30 years. Elton enjoyed taking trips in the car, but above all, he cherished his family.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of rural Wessington; four children, Dr. Mary Anson of Brighton, Iowa, Alex "George" (Amy) Anson of Wessington Springs, Elton R. (Lisa) Anson of Hettinger, N.D., and Roberta "Bobbi" (Mark) Anson-King of Canby, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Tyler Anson, Torrey Anson, Treyton Anson, Collin Anson, Garett Anson, Matt Anson, and Alisha Anson; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Anson of Wessington Springs; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Angus Anson.

The Miller Press 1/16/2007 
Rosehill Cemetery
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: L Davenport
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
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Sgt Elton Anson
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Sgt Elton Anson
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God bless you for your service to our country.
- Martha Mitchem
 Added: Feb. 5, 2012

- L Davenport
 Added: Jan. 20, 2007

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