Rush Funeral Home Serving communities of western South Dakota since 1985
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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.



 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

   Loretta Ward
  died February 24, 2015 at the age of 73

   Peggy Jo Weber Stone
  died February 19, 2015 at the age of 62

   Earl Eliason
  died February 19, 2015 at the age of 79

   Elizabeth "Lucy" Leckey
  died February 19, 2015 at the age of 84

   Vincent "Vince" Schofield
  died February 10, 2015 at the age of 68

   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