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Meet SPOT, the Hills of Rest Cemetery dog. Spot is a Border Collie and has the important task of keeping the geese out
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Phil Schmitz
General Manager
Phil was born in Decorah, IA. He grew up in Northeast Iowa where he graduated from high school. He attended Luther College in Decorah, IA and graduated with honors from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, TX. Phil is a third generation funeral director. He grew up in a funeral service family where he worked for a short time before beginning employment with George Boom Funeral Home in 1985. Phil has been the manager of the firm since 1993 and became a partner in 1994. He is a licensed funeral director in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.

Phil's family includes his wife, Pam and a son, Zachary.

Phil is an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus; Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary; Past President and member of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association; as well as other professional organizations. Phil enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, cooking, traveling and reading.

Catherine Stahl
Cemetery Sexton

Catherine is a South Dakota native who grew up in Sioux Falls. After high school she ventured to Wisconsin & graduated from Edgewood College and University of Wisconsin – Madison in Elementary Education, Special Education & Psychology. She moved to Colorado and began her career as an Educator, married Jeff Stahl & had two wonderful daughters, Anna & Emily.

In 1986 the Stahl family moved back to Sioux Falls. Catherine taught a wide range of educational positions for over 30 years before retiring. She is pleased with her current career as Sexton & Office Manager at Hills of Rest Cemetery.

When not at work, Catherine spends time with her family & friends. She enjoys various adventures in the great outdoors, cooking with interesting ingredients, reading, and most of all traveling this wonderful world we live in.

Shelley Roemeling Cemetery Administrator

Shelley grew up in Sioux Falls, SD.  She attended college at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Psychology.  After working a few positions in the social services field, Shelley became a full-time stay at home mother.

Shelley joined the staff at Hills of Rest Memorial Park in 2015. Her responsibilities include working with families to make interment arrangements on a pre-need or at-need basis.

Shelley is married and has three children.  She is a member of St. Michael's Church.  Shelley enjoys cooking, walks, movies, traveling and spending time with her family.

Clinton hales from Sibley, Iowa.  He graduated from Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in 2003.  Clinton worked various jobs in northwest Iowa before coming to Sioux Falls in 2008.  He began his employment with Hills of Rest in 2009 as a member of the grounds crew.

Clinton became the Grounds Superintendent in 2015.  As head of the grounds crew, Clinton organizes the staff to maintain the cemetery and he oversees all interments to make sure they are done correctly.

Clinton Schroder
Grounds Superintendent 



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