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(SD)-Flags At Half-Staff Monday For SD State Rep. Craig Tieszen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/30/2017 11:42 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -  South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is requesting that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Monday to honor State Representative Craig Tieszen of Rapid City, who drowned along with his brother-in-law last week off an island in the South Pacific.

      Funeral services for the 68-year old Tieszen, a retired Rapid City police chief, will be Monday at 1:00  in Rapid City at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Fine Arts Theatre.

       In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rapid City Club for Boys, an organization Tieszen passionately supported for decades.

    A public visitation for his brother-in-law, 61-year old Brent Moline, will also be in Rapid City but on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 at the Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home with a private funeral to be held at a later date.

     Police in the Cook Islands, about midway between Hawaii and New Zealand, says Tieszen and Moline were there attending a family wedding when they decided to take kayaks from their hotel out to a reef last Wednesday.

       Both ran into difficulty toward the ocean side of the reef and capsized. Both were pulled from the water and pronounced dead after reaching shore.


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