Funeral held in Rapid City for Rep. Craig Tieszen

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KSFY) - Flags across South Dakota flew at half-staff Monday in honor of state Rep. Craig Tieszen.

Tieszen died on November 22 in a kayaking accident while trying to help his brother-in-law, who also died in the accident.

His funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Tieszen was serving his first term in the state House of Representatives after serving in the state Senate for seven years.

South Dakota lawmakers said Tieszen was thoughtful, considerate and full of integrity.