Rush Funeral Home Serving communities of western South Dakota since 1985
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 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

   Boyd Stephenson
  died June 30, 2015 at the age of 81

   Clair Bitting
  died June 23, 2015 at the age of 80

   Darrel Peterson
  died June 22, 2015 at the age of 65

   Vivian Hansen
  died June 20, 2015 at the age of 95

   Clifford "Cliff" Fees
  died June 16, 2015 at the age of 88

   Judith "Judie" Gittings
  died January 29, 2015 at the age of 71

   Norma Nelson
  died June 9, 2015 at the age of 87

   Carol Price
  died June 7, 2015 at the age of 88

   Shirley Gartner
  died June 4, 2015 at the age of 69

   Iris Bearheels
  died June 2, 2015 at the age of 77