The Kuhler Funeral Home began as the Aaseth Funeral Home, which was established by Keith and Isobel Aaseth on January 1, 1947. The business was first located in a large three-story wood frame house located at 431 Third Street Southwest in Huron. On February 1, 1954, they opened their new funeral home, a colonial-style red brick structure at 1360 Dakota Avenue South, which was then located at the southern edge of Huron. Keith and Isobel operated an ambulance service in conjunction with the funeral home until December 31, 1959, at which time they turned over the ambulance service to the Huron Fire Department. Between the two of them, Keith and Isobel held the office of Beadle County Coroner for a total of fourteen years.
Keith and Isobel Aaseth
Over the years the appearance of the funeral home has changed to accommodate the needs of the business. The following are photos from the 1954 booklet and today’s look.
Although the entrance to the funeral home as been moved from the west to the south, the home-like atmosphere that the Aaseths created is still evident at the Kuhler Funeral Home.