About Us

About Us

Goglin Funeral Homes are owned and operated by Jimmy Goglin who has lived and worked in Bon Homme county as a funeral director for over 30 years. You will find us in Scotland, Tyndall, Tripp, and now Yankton as well.

We are small town grown and small town minded. As popular culture changes and communities commercialize, service has gradually strayed into an overly formal and detached manner. Small town values have been described as sincerity, collaboration, trust, honesty, neighborly care, respect, and friendship. These are our aspirations. We are here to serve you and that starts by putting you first. We are here to listen and aid. Each family and circumstance is unique and thus every service is as well. It’s our drive and ambition to effectively serve you through our small town care, flexibility, and ingenuity.

Our History

Locally owned and operated since its inception as Petrik Funeral Homes, the quality and standards of Edwin Petrik, John Kelley and Jimmy D. Goglin has long been a mainstay in the communities of Tyndall, Tripp, and Scotland, South Dakota.

In 1985, John Kelley became co-owner of Petrik-Kelley Funeral Homes with his partner and father-in-law, Edwin Petrik. At that time, Jimmy Goglin joined them as a funeral director, later becoming manager of the three funeral homes. Upon John’s retirement, Jimmy was proud to become owner of Goglin Funeral Home.

Jim served as a monument salesman from 1985 until 2000 when he founded his own monument company, Legacy Monuments, where he designed, produced, and set monuments directly. Legacy Crematory, owned and operated by Goglin Funeral Homes, was opened in January of 2008. In October 2013, Goglin Funeral Homes opened a small storefront in Yankton. Due to significant success, in 2016 Goglin Funeral Homes built an entirely new facility located on 4 acres of land on the northeast edge of town on HWY 50. In July 2016, Goglin Funeral Homes and Legacy Monuments purchased and installed a laser etching machine to offer even more opportunities of specialized products to the public.

We’re excited about the changes in technology that have enhanced the ways in which we can serve our families, but we haven’t forgotten the value of a shared cup of coffee or personally delivering a bouquet of flowers following the service. We’re proud of the towns that we serve and proud to be a small-town funeral home.