Unified Judicial System
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer
For Immediate Release
August 5, 2022
The Unified Judicial System is saddened to announce that Fifth Circuit Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer has passed away. Judge Flemmer graduated from the USD School of Law in 1981 and was in private practice until he was elected Clark County State’s Attorney in 1984. He was appointed as a magistrate judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit in 1991 and became a circuit court judge in 1999. He was appointed as Presiding Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in 2021.
At the time of his death, Judge Flemmer was the longest current serving circuit judge in the state. Judge Flemmer dedicated nearly his entire legal career to serving the people of South Dakota. He was a true public servant.
The Unified Judicial System extends its sympathies to Judge Flemmer’s family and friends and especially to his wife Jill and son Seth.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. Please contact Greg Sattizahn at 605-773-3474 for further information.