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.” Since January 1993, he has 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.
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.
Jessica Goglin is from Howard, South Dakota, and graduated from Howard High School in 2006. She moved to Huron in 2006. 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 a deputy coroner for Beadle County. Jessica is currently the vice president of District 4 for the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association. She is also a member of the International Order of the Golden Rule and on the task force for OGR Young Professionals. Jessica’s immediate family includes her husband, Eldon Goglin, and their three children Caleb, Hayden, and Kaydence Goglin.
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. Cheri is an active member of the Grace Episcopal Church where she serves on several boards and committees. 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.