SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Friends and family are remembering former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow as generous, loyal, fallible and sometimes stubborn.
Former U.S. Senate Tom Daschle delivered the eulogy for Janklow Wednesday during a funeral service at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The Democratic former senator says the Republican governor always stood by his friends — even the Democratic ones.
Janklow served four terms as governor but resigned as South Dakota's lone congressman after causing a fatal traffic accident. He died last week after a months-long battle with cancer. He was 72.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard praised Janklow for saving rail service in the state, converting a university into a prison where inmates got vocational training and wiring public school classrooms.