Former Secretary of State Alice Kundert dies

Alice Kundert

Alice Kundert

Former Secretary of State and State Auditor Alice Kundert of Mound City died Monday, June 10 in Mobridge.

The governor ordered the flag lowered to half-staff at the Capitol on the day of Kundert’s funeral, Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m., at the Mound City Community Center.

Kundert, 92, served as state auditor from 1969-1979 and as secretary of state from 1979-1987. She was a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 1986.

Following her service in statewide office, Kundert traveled the schools around the state to speak to students about the 1989 South Dakota state centennial. She also served two terms in the State House of Representatives from 1991-1994.

“Alice Kundert was a South Dakota institution for decades,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Perhaps her most lasting legacy is her work with young people, which inspired many to follow her into public service.”

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