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Staff members of Minnehaha Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Myron G. Nohava, CFSP

Myron G. Nohava, CFSP

Manager/Funeral Director

Myron George Nohava was born February 20, 1954 in Tyndall, South Dakota. He graduated from Tyndall-Tabor High School, and then attended the University of South Dakota from 1972-1974.

In 1975, Myron graduated from the California College of Mortuary Science, Los Angeles. He served his apprenticeship at the Petrik-Kelly Funeral Homes in Tyndall, Scotland, and Tripp, South Dakota. In 1976 Myron moved to Baltic and became manager of Minnehaha Funeral Home in Baltic. Since then the funeral home has built chapels in Colton, Garretson and Dell Rapids. Myron is a licensed funeral director in South Dakota and Minnesota.

Myron is involved in community affairs and has been a member of the Baltic Volunteer Fire and Rescue since 1976, and served as fire chief for 8 years. He has previously served as President of Baltic Lutheran Church, Minnehaha County Economic Development Association, and South Dakota Funeral Directors Association. In 2007, Myron received the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation from the Academy Of Professional Funeral Service Practice. To attain the CFSP desigantion, Myron completed 180 hours of academic, professional, and public education activities.

Jeffrey Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson

Funeral Director

Jeff Nelson grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science.

Jeff joined the funeral home in September 2001, and resides in Dell Rapids. He is a licensed funeral director in South Dakota. Jeff is also active in the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

Douglas G. Nohava, CFSP, CPC

Douglas G. Nohava, CFSP, CPC

Funeral Director

Douglas G. Nohava was born on September 6, 1982 in Sioux Falls. He grew up in Baltic and Brookings. After graduating from Brookings High School, he attended South Dakota State University in Brookings for two years. Throughout high school and college he was employed by Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings, Elkton, Volga, and White. Doug then attended the University of Minnesota's Program of Mortuary Science in Minneapolis. While there he served as treasurer of the Mortuary Science Student Association and was employed with Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapels in Robbinsdale, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Doug returned to South Dakota and became employed with Minnehaha Funeral Home on January 1, 2005, and became a licensed funeral director in South Dakota and Minnesota. He moved to Garretson in May 2005. Doug is also a Licensed Insurance Producer in South Dakota and Minnesota. He is currently representing United Heritage Life Insurance, a funeral insurance provider. In September of 2008, Doug became a licensed funeral director in the State of Iowa. He currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Dakota Funeral Director's Association. In 2010, Doug received the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation from the Academy Of Professional Funeral Service Practice. To attain the CFSP desigantion, Doug completed 180 hours of academic, professional, and public education activities.

Doug is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garretson, Garretson Commercial Club, the Model T Ford Club of America, and Horseless Carriage Club of America. He is also a certified firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) with the Garretson Volunteer Fire Department and the Garretson Community Ambulance.