Sioux Valley Genealogical Society

Obit Postings

The SVGS Obituary Committee has collected over 170,000 obituaries, death notices and/or funeral programs from regional newspapers serving southeastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa; these are listed in the attached database. Also included in this database are obituaries from the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls and miscellaneous cemetery and funeral home records which have been donated. Various files in the SVGS Library that may contain obituaries include Pioneer Certificate Applications and Correspondence Files. Obituaries come from small town donated newspapers. Various files in the library that contain obituaries include the Pioneer Certificate Applications and Correspondence Files.

To request a copy of an obituary send $3.00 with this form to: 
                Researcher
                Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
                200 W 6th Street
                Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001
 
If you have any questions or have obituaries that you would like included, please send copies to:
Obituary Committee
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
200 West 6th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001.


The obituaries can be viewed in the SVGS Library, 200 West 6th St., Sioux Falls. The library is open Monday thru Friday from 12 Noon to 4 PM.
 
We are working on uploading our large obituary database online. 
 
Online Resources for obituaries: 
Keloland http://keloland.areaobituaries.com/
Argus Leader https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/argusleader/
Sioux Falls Shopping News https://www.siouxfallsshoppingnews.com/obits.html
   
Find a Grave https://www.findagrave.com/