Former South Dakota Governor Harvey Wollman passed away at 87

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Former South Dakota Governor Harvey Wollman has died at the age of 87. He was the last democrat to hold the office and served for five months in 1978. He became Governor when former Governor Richard Kneip left to become Ambassador to Singapore.

Former democratic legislator and Governor candidate Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton has good memories of Wollman.

Hunhoff says Wollman played a big role in expanding the states medical school.

Hunhoff says Wollman was willing to help anyone who was interested in public service.

A former member of the Kneip Administration in the 1970s is remembering former Governor Harvey Wollman, who died this week.

Wollman served as Lieutenant Governor with Governor Dick Kneip.

Ted Muenster was Kneip’s Chief of Staff.

Muenster says Wollman was low key and effective.

Muenster says Kneip and Wollman made a good team.

Wollman was still living in the house he was born in on a farm near Hitchcock.

Flags are flown in half-staff statewide until Wollman’s funeral which will be Monday, October 24th in Huron with burial at Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetary near Doland.