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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Funeral Service

Carol Tellinghuisen
Executive Secretary

810 N. Main St., Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605-642-1600
Fax: 605-722-1006
proflic@rushmore.com

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Funeral Service is to receive consumer inquiries and complaints; to license funeral practitioners and establishments in the State of South Dakota which ensure the consumer that he is dealing with qualified practitioners and establishments; to register all trainees in funeral service and administer an apprenticeship program for the trainees; to improve inspection procedures of funeral homes and crematories; to enforce the updated statutes and rules and regulations governing the practice of funeral service in South Dakota, including complaint processing from the consumer and licensees; and, to make investigations and hold hearings as needed.

Board Members

Howard Sogn, Watertown, District 3 Member - President
Stuart W. Barns, Mitchell, District 2 - Vice-President

Susan Bentsen, Rapid City, District 5 Member - Secretary-Treasurer
Tim Bachman, Sioux Falls, District 1 Member

Daryl Isburg, Pierre, District 4 Member
Alfred Rude, Brookings, Lay Member
Dave Volk, Sioux Falls, Lay Member
Mariah Pokorny, Department of Health
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary

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