Kelly Hyke, of Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home, in Redfield, SD, was elected as President of District 4 of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association (SDFDA). State Officers and District Presidents were installed at the SDFDA annual state convention held on May 10-12 at the Ramkota Hotel and Watertown Event Center in Watertown, SD. This year’s convention marked the state association’s 118th anniversary.
Hyke, a funeral director for 16 years will serve on the SDFDA Executive Board as President of District 4 for the 2017-2018 association year. Kelly and Bonnie Hyke are the owners of Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield, SD.
Kelly is very active in the community serving as Unit Commissioner for Sioux Council Boy Scouts of America. Kelly currently serves on the Troop Committee as chairman and has served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 128 and is a member of the Redfield Kiwanis and the Redfield Knights of Columbus. Kelly also serves on the St. Bernards Catholic Church Parish Council and sings in the church choir.
The South Dakota Funeral Directors Association is a professional association that represents the funeral home establishments and the funeral directors in the state. The Association provides education, legislative representation, and public relations statewide.