Gary Gould grew up in Hitchcock, South Dakota, graduating from Hitchcock High School in 1981. He joined the 153rd Engineers of the South Dakota National Guard in 1981. Gary later attended college graduating from the University of South Dakota with an associate’s degree in criminal justice.
In 1988, Gary began a law enforcement career, which lasted over 20 years, starting with the Huron Police Department, then to the Spink County Sheriff’s Office, and then over 16 years with the Deadwood Police Department.
Gary returned to school and obtained a degree in mortuary science from Arapahoe Community College. After retiring from law enforcement he began working as a funeral director at Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish, which was acquired by the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Home, where he worked as a licensed funeral director and the Lawrence County Coroner until returning to the Huron area joining Welter Funeral Home on February 1, 2016.
At the beginning of 2018, Gary became the manager and an employee-owner of the Kuhler Funeral Home. He currently serves as the Beadle County Coroner.
Gary has four children, Lance, Dustin & Melissa live in the Black Hills, and Courtney attends USD in Vermilion.
Gary is a member of the Elks, Sertoma, Fraternal Order of Police and the American Legion. He attends the First United Methodist Church.
Jessica Goglin is a native of Howard, South Dakota. She graduated from Howard High School in 2006 and then moved to Huron. She completed her pre-mortuary studies at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota and South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.
In 2014, Jessica graduated with a Mortuary of Science Degree from ACC Mortuary School in Littleton, Colorado. She completed her apprenticeship of mortuary science at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Jessica became a licensed Funeral Director in October 2014, and also serves as deputy coroner for Beadle County. Jessica is currently the vice president of District 4 for the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association. She served on the task force for OGR Young Professionals and was a member of the International Order of the Golden Rule.
In 2018, Jessica became an employee-owner of the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Jessica’s immediate family includes her husband, Eldon Goglin, and their three children Caleb, Hayden, and Kaydence Goglin.
In her free time, Jessica likes to spend time with her family and friends, gardening, and painting.
Cheri Zilverberg-Bjorke is a native of Huron, South Dakota. She graduated from Huron High School in 1989 and then continued her education at Huron University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1993.
Cheri has been with the Kuhler Funeral Home since February 2004, serving in most all aspects of the funeral service to our families.
Cheri attends Grace Episcopal Church, is a member of the Redfield Chapter #19 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Windriders A.B.A.T.E. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding motorcycles, and being outdoors when the weather allows.
Cheri’s immediate family includes her husband, Doug; their four daughters, Tori (Devon), Jessica (Andrew), Shelby (Trevor) and Donika; and two grandchildren, Phillip and Teagan.
George Kuhler is a native of Wakonda, South Dakota. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan University at Mitchell, and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He worked at the Milliken Funeral Home in Mitchell and the Hanson-Anderson Mortuary in Grand Forks, North Dakota before moving to Huron in 1977. George served as president of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association from 1987-1988 and also served for a number of years on the Clergy Relations Committee of the National Funeral Directors Association. In July 1991, Governor George Mickelson appointed George to the South Dakota State Board of Funeral Service for a five-year term. George was selected by the National Institute of Justice to serve on the National Medicolegal Review Panel, a multidisciplinary group that developed national guidelines for death investigation resulting in the publication in 1997 of the research report, “National Guidelines for Death Investigation.” From January 1993 until January 2018, he served as Beadle County Coroner. George has been a certified funeral service practitioner with the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice since 1994 and is a licensed funeral director in both South Dakota and North Dakota.
After 40 years of serving the families in the Huron area, George and Deb retired on December 31, 2017. Their retirement will be filled with more time spent with their own family, especially their grandchildren.
Deborah Kuhler is a native of Fargo, North Dakota. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan University at Mitchell, and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. As a licensed counselor specializing in grief and loss, she has been in private practice since 1992. She was previously employed at Community Counseling Services in Huron and also taught psychology and sociology courses for many years at Huron University. Deb is a former member of the South Dakota House of Representatives and served on a state-wide committee in 1990 which completely revised the state mental health laws. She was appointed by Governor Walter Dale Miller to serve on the South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners and served as its president. More recently she served on the board of directors of the advocacy organization for children, South Dakota Voices for Children, including a term as its president. Deb is certified in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
The staff also includes funeral service assistants, Gene Chapman and Graham and Colleen Smith.