Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer passes away

Mgn GavelPIERRE, S.D. — On Friday, the South Dakota Unified Judicial System announced that Fifth Circuit Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer passed away.

Judge Flemmer was the longest current serving circuit judge in the state and dedicated nearly his entire legal career to serving the people of South Dakota. He graduated from the USD School of Law in 1981 and then worked in private practice until he was elected as Clark County State’s Attorney in 1984.

In 1991, Judge Flemmer was appointed magistrate judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit in 1991 and became circuit court judge in 1999.

In 2021, he was as appointed Presiding Judge of the circuit in 2021.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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