Rhonda grew up on a farm outside of Corona, SD. She graduated in the last class prior to the school closing from Corona High School. She attended college at Northern State in Aberdeen, SD, with a degree in Gerontology and Child Abuse. She worked in a Residential Treatment center for emotionally disabled children aging from 5-21 years old.
Rhonda moved to Tempe, AZ, in 1993, and worked at the Arizona Golf Resort in Mesa, AZ. From there she worked with special needs children and families dealing with abuse and other needs. She moved to Northern Phoenix, AZ where she worked with many different levels of children who were abused.
Rhonda married Tim Beckman in 2004 in Glendale, AZ. Their son, Gabriel was born in 2005. In 2007, they decided to move back to the mid-west where both of their birth families lived. They purchased a small farm outside of Corona. “Nothing like the fresh air and view we had every day.”
Rhonda obtained employment in Ortonville, MN with Family Services working with Adult Services for six years. She worked for State Farm for three years before starting her position with Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Homes in January of 2017.
“Being back in South Dakota has been a blessing and the community has been just as I remembered…. caring and neighborly!”