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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Interim 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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