Douglas Nohava, of Minnehaha Funeral Home in Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, and Garretson, SD, was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association (SDFDA) at their annual state convention held on May 9-11 at the Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center in Watertown, SD. This year’s convention marked the state association’s 113th anniversary.
Nohava, a funeral director for seven years, will serve on the Executive Board of the SDFDA for the 2012-2013 association year. He graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Program of Mortuary Science in 2004. He has been employed with Minnehaha Funeral Home since 2005 and is licensed in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. 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 2010, Doug received the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation from the Academy Of Professional Funeral Service Practice. To attain the CFSP designation, Doug completed 180 hours of academic, professional, and public education activities.
Doug is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garretson, and the Garretson Commercial Club. He is also a certified firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) with the Garretson Volunteer Fire Department and the Garretson Community Ambulance.
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.