Former Gov. Frank Farrar honored at state capitol

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Courtesy Office of Governor Kristi Noem

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Former South Dakota Governor Frank L. Farrar was honored at the state capitol on Tuesday.

Farrar, 92, died on Oct. 31. He served as governor from Jan. 7, 1969,  to Jan. 5, 1971. He was the South Dakota Attorney General from January of 1963 to Jan. 7, 1969.

Farrar was brought to the capitol by National Guardsmen and State Troopers on Monday evening. A small ceremony was held for the members of his family.

Farrar’s casket was guarded through the night by an honor guard made up of South Dakota National Guardsmen and South Dakota State Troopers.

Public viewing was held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT.

A memorial ceremony took place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Rotunda.

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