Details Not Set For McGovern Services
by Associated Press
October 22, 2012 4:18 PM
Details are still being worked out for services that will be held later this week for former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern.
McGovern, who lost a 1972 presidential bid to Richard M. Nixon, died Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice. He was 90.
A spokesman for the McGovern family, Steve Hildebrand, says the family is still deciding who will speak at McGovern's services. He says he does not know whether the family will release a list of dignitaries who plan to attend.
A public viewing is planned for 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday at the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, which seats 1,800.