The Obituary Database has been updated to over 170,000 names. The newest names come from the Obituary Card File in Sioux Valley Genealogical Society’s library. These cards contain information from obituaries that appeared in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader in select years in 1970’s and 1980’s. About 1000 Obituaries and Funeral cards/programs from the Baltic community north of Sioux Falls donated by Leo Skancke have been added.
The previous obits are from the Argus Leader, a regional newspaper, which includes obituaries from southeastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The database includes obituaries from the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD, miscellaneous cemetery records, funeral home records and funeral cards.
Also, included are the obituaries from the Pioneer Certificate Application Files, the Correspondence Files in the SVGS library, and obituaries submitted by members and friends to be included in the database.
To request a copy of an obituary from this database, send $3.00 for each copy:
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
200 W 6th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001
We are continually updating our database. If you wish to submit an obituary or have questions about the current database, contact the Obituary Committee, Sioux Valley Genealogical Society, 200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001. Obituaries can be viewed in the SVGS Library Monday through Friday from noon to 4 pm.
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