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Minnehaha County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Minnehaha County

Index to Locations

  • Colton Minnehaha Cemetery
  • Colton St. Angsar Cemetery
  • Colton Zion Lutheran Cemetery
  • Dell Rapids Dell Rapids Cemetery
  • Dell Rapids Willow Creek Lutheran Cemetery
  • Hartford Hartford Cemetery
  • Sioux Falls Hills of Rest Memorial Park
  • Sioux Falls Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Sioux Falls St. Michael Cemetery
  • Sioux Falls Woodlawn Cemetery


    Minnehaha Cemetery
    Colton, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lars Joseph Aga (1854-1930) — also known as Lars J. Aga — of Bancroft Township, Freeborn County, Minn.; Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Colton, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ullensvang, Norway, April 6, 1854. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1891-92. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Madison, Lake County, S.Dak., October 9, 1930 (age 76 years, 186 days). Interment at Minnehaha Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ingeborg Serina (Tronsdatter) Aga (1822-1906) and Jacob Olson Aga (1825-1901); married, October 23, 1877, to Inger Mathea Smeby (1854-1932).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Angsar Cemetery
    Colton, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl A. Grinde (1857-1943) — of Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Norway, January 9, 1857. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1893-94. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died March 25, 1943 (age 86 years, 75 days). Interment at St. Angsar Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Bertha Sophie Gutterson (1860-1943).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Zion Lutheran Cemetery
    Colton, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Amund P. Amundson (1874-1958) — of Colton, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ridgeway, Winneshiek County, Iowa, May 16, 1874. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; bank director; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1933-36. Died in Minnehaha County, S.Dak., July 18, 1958 (age 84 years, 63 days). Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 12, 1905, to Eveline Hamre (1879-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Dell Rapids Cemetery
    Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice Pratt Dunlap (1882-1964) — also known as Maurice P. Dunlap — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, December 9, 1882. U.S. Consul in Stavanger, 1915-17; Copenhagen, 1917-18, 1919-20, 1921; Odense, 1918; Malmo, 1920; Bangkok, 1922-23; Port-au-Prince, 1924-27; Stockholm, 1927-32; Dundee, 1932-35; Bergen, 1936-41. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died July 30, 1964 (age 81 years, 234 days). Interment at Dell Rapids Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Dunlap and Anna (Pratt) Dunlap; married, June 13, 1934, to Dorothea Storm Gregersen; married, June 30, 1943, to Mary Desirée Uline (1882-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Schuyler Merry (1863-1935) — also known as George S. Merry — of Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wis., June 7, 1863. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1921-22. Died in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., May 15, 1935 (age 71 years, 342 days). Interment at Dell Rapids Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Swan Merry (1822-1878) and Margaret Ann (Bronk) Merry (1822-1898); brother of William Edgar Merry (1861-1941); married, January 27, 1892, to Anna Lydia Jackson (1861-1912); married, June 21, 1921, to Nellie G. Adcock (1870-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christen Mortenson Olsen (1858-1938) — also known as Chris Olsen — of Trent, Moody County, S.Dak. Born in Denmark, December 13, 1858. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 20th District, 1905-08. Danish ancestry. Died in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., December 4, 1938 (age 79 years, 356 days). Interment at Dell Rapids Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 22, 1883, to Serena Nasby (1864-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Edgar Merry (1861-1941) — also known as William E. Merry — of Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Royalton, Waupaca County, Wis., March 6, 1861. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1927-28. Baptist. Died in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., February 4, 1941 (age 79 years, 335 days). Interment at Dell Rapids Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Swan Merry (1822-1878) and Margaret Ann (Bronk) Merry (1822-1898); brother of George Schuyler Merry (1863-1935); married, November 27, 1888, to Reefa Mable Hart (1865-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Willow Creek Lutheran Cemetery
    Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew L. Berg (1871-1936) — of Baltic, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born July 11, 1871. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1911-14; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1917-18, 1921-22; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1928. Died August 9, 1936 (age 65 years, 29 days). Interment at Willow Creek Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Kate Ann Marie Volz (1875-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hartford Cemetery
    Hartford, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Hardy Carlson (1887-1957) — of Volin, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Hudson, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), January 21, 1887. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; movie theater owner; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 3rd District, 1921-24, 1945-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died December 7, 1957 (age 70 years, 320 days). Interment at Hartford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 17, 1918, to Aves Lineback (1892-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry C. Aulwes (1846-1899) — of Hartford, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born October 25, 1846. Democrat. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1897-98. Died September 29, 1899 (age 52 years, 339 days). Interment at Hartford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Loseka (1854-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hills of Rest Memorial Park
    Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Adolph H. Kemper (1880-1954) — also known as A. H. Kemper — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Lancaster, Grant County, Wis., September 6, 1880. Republican. Insurance agent; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1941-44. German ancestry. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., July 2, 1954 (age 73 years, 299 days). Interment at Hills of Rest Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Wilhellm Friedrich Kemper (1839-1919) and Christine Louise (Bald) Kemper (1850-1900); married to Pearl Rhea Pettit (1889-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    Founded 1873
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert H. Stites (1858-1935) — also known as A. H. Stites — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Dauphin County, Pa., March 2, 1858. Republican. Merchant; druggist; mayor of Sioux Falls, S.Dak., 1896-98; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1899-1902; postmaster at Sioux Falls, S.Dak., 1905-10. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died August 16, 1935 (age 77 years, 167 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Stites (1816-1882) and Catherine (Matter) Stites (1819-1887); married, April 14, 1884, to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Law (1860-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin Alonzo Sherman (1844-1916) — also known as E. A. Sherman — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Wayland, Middlesex County, Mass., June 19, 1844. Republican. Treasurer of Dakota Territory, 1871-74; Dakota territorial auditor, 1879-81; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1911-12. Died June 13, 1916 (age 71 years, 360 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Calvin Sherman and Lucy (Parmenter) Sherman.
      Sherman Park, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Herman H. Natwick (1856-1914) — of Brookings, Brookings County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Dane County, Wis., September 13, 1856. Mayor of Brookings, Dakota Territory, 1884-87; member Dakota territorial council, 1885-86. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Minnehaha County, S.Dak., February 15, 1914 (age 57 years, 155 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles P. Bates (1858-1920) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born December 4, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Minnehaha County Republican Party, 1894; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1909-10. Died in 1920 (age about 61 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Grace Chester (1866-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Michael Cemetery
    Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Francis Kneip (1933-1987) — also known as Richard F. Kneip — of South Dakota. Born January 7, 1933. Governor of South Dakota, 1971-78; U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1978-80. Died March 9, 1987 (age 54 years, 61 days). Interment at St. Michael Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eugene Charles Mahoney (1897-1978) — also known as Eugene C. Mahoney — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Howard, Miner County, S.Dak., July 12, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from South Dakota, 1944-45. Died in December, 1978 (age 81 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Michael Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Mahoney and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Mahoney; married, November 5, 1929, to Emma Serck.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) — also known as Richard F. Pettigrew — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., July 23, 1848. Lawyer; surveyor; real estate business; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1872; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-79, 1885-86; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1904, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 5, 1926 (age 78 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. (Sawtelle) Pettigrew; married, February 27, 1879, to Bessie V. Pittare.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Theodore Mickelson (1903-1965) — also known as George T. Mickelson — of Selby, Walworth County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Selby, Walworth County, S.Dak., July 23, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1937-42 (40th District 1937-38, 39th District 1939-42); Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1941-42; South Dakota state attorney general, 1943-47; Governor of South Dakota, 1947-51; U.S. District Judge for South Dakota, 1953-65; died in office 1965. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks. Died February 28, 1965 (age 61 years, 220 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George M. Mickelson and Emma L. (Craig) Mickelson; married, April 6, 1928, to Madge E. Turner; father of George Speaker Mickelson (1941-1993).
      See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nils Andreas Boe (1913-1992) — also known as Nils A. Boe — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Baltic, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., September 10, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; Minnehaha County State's Attorney, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1951-58; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1955-58; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1963-65; Governor of South Dakota, 1965-69; Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Pres. Richard Nixon, 1969-71; Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1971-77. Lutheran. Member, Farm Bureau; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Odd Fellows; American Bar Association. Died July 30, 1992 (age 78 years, 324 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nils N. Boe (c.1861-1938) and Sissel Catherine (Finseth) Boe (born 1874); grandson of Anders Knudson Finseth (1836-1913).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Andrew Christopherson (1871-1951) — also known as Charles A. Christopherson — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Amherst, Fillmore County, Minn., July 23, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1913-16; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1915-16; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1919-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., November 2, 1951 (age 80 years, 102 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Knudt Christopherson and Julia (Nelson) Christopherson; married, November 30, 1897, to Abbie M. Deyoe.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence Carey Caldwell (1877-1957) — also known as Clarence C. Caldwell — of Howard, Miner County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Minnehaha County, S.Dak., February 2, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Miner County State's Attorney, 1907-08, 1911-14; South Dakota state attorney general, 1915-19. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1957 (age about 80 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Caldwell and Mary E. (Draper) Caldwell; married, June 16, 1908, to Marie Bryant (1877-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Adolph Nelson Graff (1874-1949) — also known as A. N. Graff — of Brandon, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born January 13, 1874. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1917-20, 1925-26; mayor of Sioux Falls, S.Dak., 1934-39. Died April 4, 1949 (age 75 years, 81 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Jonathan Danforth (1875-1952) — also known as George J. Danforth — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Meeme, Manitowoc County, Wis., November 21, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; Minnehaha County State's Attorney, 1910-11; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1919-22; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1930, 1938. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died March 30, 1952 (age 76 years, 130 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Quincy A. Danforth and Gertrude (Silbernagel) Danforth; married, August 21, 1907, to Nora I. Tollefson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Theodore Mead Bailey (1888-1949) — also known as T. M. Bailey — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), January 14, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1921-22; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1925-26; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Minnehaha County, S.Dak., January 28, 1949 (age 61 years, 14 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Olin Bailey and Mary Emma (Swan) Bailey; married, September 3, 1912, to Marguerite Wadsworth; married, June 10, 1931, to Anna Beaudoin Munck.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Carl Mundt (1886-1966) — also known as Henry C. Mundt — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born September 12, 1886. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1929-32. Died in July, 1966 (age 79 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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