Taylor Oster and Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, South Dakota will be opening Oster Funeral Chapel in Eagle Butte, South Dakota on April 1, 2017.
The chapel will be located at 200 Fox Ridge Road in the former Rooks Funeral Home facility. Charlie Rooks built the facility and opened it in 2013, with the intentions of it being the only local funeral home in Eagle Butte.
Rooks has been closed for the past five months as Charlie has moved onto new ventures in the funeral profession.
With the newer facility available, it was the desire of Oster and his longtime friend Charlie Rooks to work out some type of agreement with the facility. After much thought and planning, an agreement has been finalized that would allow Oster Funeral Home to become part of the local community of Eagle Butte and better serve the people in the area,
Over the next weeks there will be new signage put up. A local phone has been installed so families can contact Oster Funeral Home without the cost of long distance calling. The number is 964-6403. An open house is being planned for the public to meet the staff and view the portion of the facility that will be utilized as the Oster Funeral Chapel.
The new Oster Funeral Chapel is a newly constructed facility that will allow staff to continue to offer the best service possible with compassion, patience and affordability. The new location will now allow families in Eagle Butte to meet with funeral home staff and save a to drive up to Mobridge. Families will be able to have viewing services there in the new facility.
Oster Funeral Chapel is over 4500 square feet in size and the chapel area will accommodate up to 150 people. The building was built in 2013, and is completely accessible to all. It is modern with new fixtures and furnishings.
Oster said the convenience for the people is what we are seeking. During the time of loss there are many difficulties for most families.
“By us opening and having a facility there, we believe it will allow us to better serve the people. We opened Oster Funeral Home to offer assistance to those in their time of need, it has always been our promise to serve all to the best of our ability. We now feel that we will be able to better serve those from Cheyenne River with our new facility, Oster Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte, South Dakota.”
The main office will still be in Mobridge and staff will be traveling back and forth as needed. In the future, Oster will be looking at adding full time staff at the facility in Eagle Butte. For now staff will come to Eagle Butte when needed and will be working in the Eagle Butte office a couple days per week.