Rush Funeral Home Serving communities of western South Dakota since 1985
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Rush Funeral Home is family owned and operated by Jack and Daniel Rush. They have owned the funeral home since 1985, after purchasing it from W.E. and Ruth Woodall. Rush Funeral Home offers sincere and affordable options to fit each individual.
This web site is designed to educate, inform, and assist the public in making funeral arrangements.

If you have any questions that this web site cannot answer, feel free to call or e-mail for any questions you may have. You can also contact us on-line here.



We have moved

The Rush Funeral Home in Philip moved to 165 E.  Highway 14, in Philip.  The move offers a more spacious chapel and all handicapped accessibility.  Feel free to stop in anytime and take a look.

You can read more about the new building in:
8/2/12 issue of Pennington Co. Courant (click here)


Pursuing excellence

Welcome to the freshly redesigned website of Rush Funeral Home. I would like to encourage you to explore it as you will find it convenient and useful.
We have decided to redesign the website as one more step toward building the excellence of our services.
It is designed to educate, inform, and assist the public in making funeral arrangements.  Take a look at our various chapels, order flowers, look at local church  information, or learn what benefits veterans are entitled to,  or what assistance social security can give.
While you're here, take some time to view obituaries and sign the register book of that individual, view caskets and vaults,  prearrange a service, and take a look at the different options Rush Funeral Home has to personalize a service.
If you have any questions that this web site cannot answer, feel free to call or e-mail.
best regards

Daniel J. Rush


 Questions and answers

Why are funerals so expensive? 

When compared to other major life cycle events, like births and weddings, funerals are not expensive. A wedding costs at least three times as much, but because it is a happy event, wedding costs are rarely criticized. A funeral home is a 24-hour, labor-intensive business, with extensive facilities (viewing rooms, chapels, automotive equipment, etc.). These expenses must be factored into the cost of a funeral.

Moreover, the cost of a funeral includes not only merchandise, like caskets, but the services of a funeral director in making arrangements, filing appropriate forms, dealing with doctors, ministers, florists, newspapers and others, and seeing to all the necessary details.

Contrary to popular belief, funeral homes are largely family-owned with a modest profit margin.

   Recent obituaries

   Louise Rowcliffe
  died January 24, 2015 at the age of 85

   Lois Marie Shearn
  died January 19, 2015 at the age of 100

   Gay "Marguerite" Drabek
  died January 14, 2015 at the age of 73

   Bill Heltzel
  died January 11, 2015 at the age of 59

   Robert L. Long
  died January 11, 2015 at the age of 86

   Mitchell Allan Owens
  died December 20, 2014 at the age of 58

   Florence Hogen
  died January 9, 2015 at the age of 94

   Susan E. Joyce
  died January 8, 2015 at the age of 58

   Kelly Joe Vollmer
  died January 3, 2015 at the age of 42

   Margaret "Peggy" Drury
  died January 3, 2015 at the age of 85