Rounds: Fly flags at half-staff

Rounds: Fly flags at half-staff
Gov. Mike Rounds asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, from 8 a.m. until sunset, in honor of William O. "Doc" Farber.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m.. on Friday, March 30, at the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Vermillion.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Vermillion. A hometown service and burial will take place at the Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, IL, on Monday, April 2.

Gov. Rounds has also proclaimed March 31 as A Day of Remembrance for William O. "Doc" Farber.

Executive Proclamation

State of South Dakota

Office of the Governor

Whereas, The state of South Dakota is the home of William O. "Doc" Farber, and we are richer because Doc lived among us; and,

Whereas, Doc was born on July 4, 1910, in Geneseo, IL, to Charles W. and Hulda Ogden Farber; and,

Whereas, Doc leaves a legacy of devotion to education, public service and the political process, founding the South Dakota Legislative Research Council and serving as its first director from 1951 to 1955; and,

Whereas, Doc is an icon at The University of South Dakota, supporter and champion of service to his community, the state and all mankind; and,

Whereas, Doc's family and friends will gather to honor him and celebrate his life at the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Vermillion, South Dakota; and,

Whereas, I have ordered state flags to be flown at half staff Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, 2007, in honor of William O. "Doc" Farber:

Now, Therefore, I, M. Michael Rounds, Governor of the state of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2007, as


IN WITNESS WHERE-OF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of South Dakota, in Pierre, the Capital City, this Twenty-sixth Day of March in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seven.

M. Michael Rounds,



Chris Nelson,

Secretary of State

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