Former U.S. Senator Jim Abdnor dies at 89

The family of former Senator James Abdnor (R-SD) announced that the Senator passed away peacefully late Wednesday morning at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls.   He was 89.  Abdnor was surrounded by friends and family who loved him and are grateful for his life.

He entered hospice care earlier this month.

There will be a visitation Friday May 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

The funeral will take place Saturday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. in Pierre at the Lutheran Memorial Church, where Senator John Thune will deliver the eulogy.

Burial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Kennebec Cemetery Abdnor family plot.

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