Sioux Falls, situated beside the Big Sioux River, is the county seat of Minnehaha County. With a population of 165,000, it is the largest city in South Dakota.
There are currently three funeral homes in Sioux Falls serving the community, all of which are located within five miles of the center.
There are two crematoriums in Sioux Falls, and it also has four cemeteries including Woodlawn Cemetery on Cliff Avenue and Mt Pleasant Cemetery on East 12th Street.
There are many churches and places of worship in Sioux Falls, including: Calvary Cathedral on South Main Avenue, Peace Lutheran Church on West 41st Street, Mount Zion Temple on West 14th Street, and The Islamic Center on East 6th Street.
The state laws of South Dakota require that a certificate of death is filed with the health department before five days have elapsed. It is further stipulated that embalming is necessary if the burial or cremation is not to happen within 24 hours of death. There is no law requiring a casket, or type of casket, for a burial or cremation, though it is advisable to check with the funeral home. It is possible to have a burial conducted on private grounds, but a record must be kept and the site recorded at the registrar office.
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