History

Luken Memorials is a family owned business that established its home office & carving center in Yankton, SD nearly sixty years ago and traces its roots in the granite memorial industry to before the turn of the 20th century. Subsequent expansion has placed Luken Memorials stores in Sioux City, IA, Norfolk, NE, Sioux Falls, SD., Tyndall, SD and Onawa, IA. Luken Memorials’ affiliate West River Monument Co. operates a mfg. facility and displays in Rapid City, SD and Hot Springs, SD.

Luken Memorials has been crafting memorials in area communities for many decades, incorporating changes in technology as it became available. Today, Lukens’ in-house special laser engraving system is operated by one of the nation’s leading laser engraving specialist resulting in imagery that is engraved with the finest detail. Luken Memorials carving center is equipped with tools & techniques handed down from the families previous generations as well as the latest tools to help aid their on-staff artisans and sculptors to produce beautiful, & finely crafted memorials.

Tina Luken Ziegler of Luken Memorials, recently stated, “It has always been our goal to provide the highest quality memorials that are available, in any of our trade areas. We utilize only the finest granite and every aspect of the design, carving and installation is performed by a member of the Luken Memorials staff. By controlling every step of the process, we feel we can offer the absolute highest value in the market. And we stand behind that value with our life long reputation for honesty and fair-dealing”.