Kelly C. Hyke
Owner / Funeral Director and Embalmer / Spink County Coroner
Kelly grew up in Bowman, North Dakota. After graduating from Bowman High School in 1986, he attended Bismarck State College and received an Associate of Arts degree. He then spent 18 years in law enforcement in North Dakota.
In 2000, Kelly attended and received his degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois, outside of Chicago. After graduating in 2001, he returned to Beulah, North Dakota where he was employed by Seibel Funeral Homes.
Kelly, his wife Bonnie, and their children, Megan and Adam, moved to Redfield and he started working for Thelen Funeral Home in May of 2006. On December 1, 2015, Kelly and Bonnie purchased the funeral home from Pat Thelen.
Kelly is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both North and South Dakota. He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association and serves on the Executive Board.
Community service is very important to Kelly. He is a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church where he serves on the Parish Council, is a Eucharistic Minister, and sings in the church choir. Kelly is also a member of the Redfield Kiwanis, the Redfield Knights of Columbus, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Kelly previously served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 128 and Unit Commissioner for Sioux Council Boy Scouts.
Kelly also serves as the Spink County Coroner and the sexton for St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery.