"Go-To Person For Custer County History" Dies

Sep 10, 2013

A memorial service took place today for the person known as "go-to person for Custer County history." Jessie Sundstrom was the former publisher of the Custer County Chronicle newspaper. She was also a member of the Custer County Historical Society for over 65 years, and is credited for preserving the historical landmark that is now the 1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum.

Sandra Ackman is the current director of the museum. She says Sundstrom was most known for her love of history.

"If you had any questions you could call Jessie and she generally knew the answer or knew where to find it," says Ackman. "She was very talented in that area. Everybody had a lot of respect for her knowledge and she was very open about sharing it."

Sundstrom died Thursday at age 91 at her home. The memorial took place at the musem in Custer.