Sad news of legislator’s passing.

It was announced at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Grant County that State Representative Sean McPherson passed away this afternoon.

The Rapid City Journal also has a story up:

Rapid City legislator Sean McPherson died Thursday after a more than yearlong battle with cancer.

“I am heart broken to learn my friend Representative Sean McPherson from Rapid City has lost his battle with cancer,” South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said in a tweet Thursday evening. “He is in a better place now and his legacy will not fade. He was a remarkable husband, father, public servant and friend to everyone. He will be deeply missed.”


McPherson’s fight with cancer began in February 2017. He lost his leg to a tumor a few months later and was thought to be cancer free by that summer. But in December it was discovered that the cancer had metastasized and was now growing in his lungs.

Read the story here.

Sean was a gentleman, and a just a plainly decent person.

Please keep his family in your prayers.

5 Replies to “Sad news of legislator’s passing.”

  1. Anonymous

    Very sad…so happy and full of life to lose a leg and be upbeat only for it to come back and take is life…very sad

  2. Anonymous

    Sean had the most amazing perspective. I was more upset about this cancer than he was, and he touched a lot of lives with the way he handled this. He won, and now he joins the great cloud of witnesses.

  3. Rep Mark Willadsen

    Sean was a pillar in the SD House which is remarkable for the short time he served. RIP my friend.

  4. Greg Jamison

    Sean always had a great sense of humor and upbeat attitude about his fight with cancer. In this time of sadness I remember Sean as confident and upbeat with a smile on his face and a one liner joke ready to lift us all up. Proud to have served with Sean.


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