Twins; Xavier & Xavian Iron Boy, of Wounded Knee, SD passed away January 14, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Parents: Delaine Iron Boy and Charity Red Starr of Wounded Knee, SD
Grandfather: David Swallow Jr. of Wounded Knee, SD
Sisters: Braelyn Iron Boy and Janet Red Starr both of Wounded Knee, SD
And Jayden Iron Boy of Pine Hill, NM

Visitation Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, January 23, 2014, Iron Boy Residence, Wounded Knee, SD
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Iron Boy Residence, Wounded Knee, SD
Burial Service: Baptist Church Cemetery, Porcupine , SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. David Swallow Jr.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Arlene Kay Shangreau-Richards, 67, of Martin, SD passed away January 18, 2015 in Martin, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Sons: Darrell Marshall and Chris Richards both of Martin, SD and Russell Desersa of Colorado
Daughters: Thelma Shangreaux (John Dillon) of Martin, SD and Santee Shangreaux of Colorado
Brother: Orville Shangreaux of Denver, CO
Sister: Daurine Richards of Martin, SD
Grandchildren: 7
Great Grandchildren: 9

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; David Sr. and Viola (Ruff) Shangreau. Son; Charles “Chuckie” Shangreaux, grandson; Matthew Shangreaux, and siblings; Roby, Percy, Kenneth, John Shangreaux, Velma Wheeler and twin sister; Marlene Hernandez.


Wake Services: Two night wake services 4:00 PM, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, LaCreek CAP Office, Martin, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Friday, January 23, 2015 at the LaCreek CAP Office, Martin, SD
Burial Service: Black Eyes Cemetery, Bear Creek, Martin, SD
Officiating: Rev. John Busch

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Wilmer Anthony Mesteth, 57, of Pine Ridge, SD passed away January 16, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Survivors Include:
Wife: Lisa Standing Elk-Mesteth of Pine Ridge, SD
Children: Juan Mestet of Rapid City, SD, Lonnie Mesteth, Ronnie Mesteth, Hoksila Mesteth, Dakota Mesteth, and Rachel Mesteth all of Pine Ridge, SD
Brothers: Gilbert W Mesteth and Phil Iron Cloud both of Pine Ridge, SD and Phillip Mesteth Sr. of Ethete, WY
Sisters: Mary Ann Mesteth-witt of Pine Ridge, SD, Lynnette Mesteth-Murray of  Parmalee, SD, Ruth Mesteth-Gray Horse and Denise Mesteth-Spoon Hunter both of Fayetteville, NC and Letitia American Horse of Ethete, WY
Grandchildren: 19
Numerous Hunka Children, Brothers and Sisters

Wilmer was preceded in death by his parents; Gabriel Mesteth Sr. and Rosalyn Red Shirt-Mesteth, his siblings; Daniel Mesteth, Gabriel Mesteth Jr., Orlin Mesteth and Theresa Mesteth

Wake Services: Two night wake services with the first night at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Lakota Dome, Prairie Wind Casino, Pine Ridge, SD.
Second night service starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Mesteth Family Residence, Cheyenne Creek, Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Mesteth Family Residence, Cheyenne Creek, Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service: Mesteth Family Cemetery, Cheyenne Creek, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating:  

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Duane Cathey, 85,  of Oelrichs, NE passed away January 17, 2015 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Prairie View United Methodist Church in Oelrichs with Visitation Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. Pastor Morris Nelson officiating.  Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Oelrichs.

Duane Barton Cathey, 85, was born on June 9, 1929 in Dewey County, Oklahoma to J.B. and Josie (Krows) Cathey, the third of four children.  Duane grew up on the farm in Dewey County, graduating from Richmond High School in 1947.  He married Noma Jean Leachman on October 2, 1948 in Woodward, Oklahoma.  Into this union three daughters were born. 

Duane had been to South Dakota with a harvest crew in 1947 and 1948.  In the summer of 1949, Noma Jean joined him on the harvest journey to South Dakota and Duane returned once more the summer of 1951.  It was at that time he was offered a job working for Vic Peterson on his farm southwest of Oelrichs.  Returning to Oklahoma, he loaded up all his possessions along with his wife and year-old daughter and moved to the Oelrichs area in August of 1951.  That first winter in South Dakota was very cold with more snow than the young couple had ever seen before.  A team and bobsled had to be used to get feed to the sheep. 

Duane eventually leased the Peterson place until their move to the Perry Moody ranch east of Ardmore, South Dakota in 1966.  In 1979, they built their own home southwest of Oelrichs, where he continued to farm and ranch until a stroke in 2006 left him unable to continue leading the active lifestyle he had known and loved his entire life. 

Duane and Noma Jean moved to Prairie Pines Retirement Center January 2, 2011.  With his health gradually declining, Duane entered Crestview Nursing Home in Chadron in August of 2014 where he lived until his death January 17, 2015.

As a young man, Duane enjoyed playing baseball, playing both in high school and on the Oelrichs town team, and played the game with his daughters and then grandsons as they grew up.  Duane was proud of his girls, teaching them honesty and respect of others.  He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports, school events, and having them help out on the farm where they too learned many of life’s values.  The great grandchildren were an extra special delight as he enjoyed just being around them at holidays and family functions.  A highlight of Duane’s and Noma Jean’s life was celebrating their 50th anniversary with a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands along with two of their daughters and their spouses.

Duane was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church.  During his lifetime, he served on the harmony District School Board and the Township Board.  For several years he was a member of the Farm Service Agency Board. 

Duane was always willing to help a neighbor and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Duane is survived by his wife of sixty-six years Noma Jean; daughters, Vicky (Merle) Morford of Chadron, Cindy (Ron) Trent of Oelrichs, Gayle (Paul) Amann of Lemon Grove, California; grandchildren, Corey Pourier, Tye Pourier, Justin Trent, Devon Trent, John Morford, Jason Morford, Dana Ransom, Beth Amann-Wagner, and Lisa Amann; twin brother, Darrel (Jan) Cathey of White Deer, Texas; sisters, Eula Farmer of Oklahoma City, OK and Naida Meyer of Weatherford, Oklahoma; fourteen great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.  He was preceded in death by a grandson and a great grandson. 

A memorial has been established for the Prairie View United Methodist Church Oelrichs.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE   69937.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.




John Lloyd Charging Crow, 58, of Kyle, SD passed away Janurary 15, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Survivors Include :
Father:  Everette Charging Crow, Sr. of Kyle, SD
Spouse:  Geraldine Charging Crow of Kyle, SD
Sons:  John Charging Crow, Jr. of Rapid City, SD, and Craig Charging Crow of Gillette, WY
Daughters:  Desirae Charging Crow of Martin, SD and Megan Charging Crow of Kyle, SD
Brothers:  Lyle Charging Crow, Everette Charging Crow, Jr., and Randy Charging Crow all of Kyle, SD
Sisters:  Margie Few Tails of Kyle, SD and Francine Charging Crow both of Kyle, SD, and Doris Charging Crow of Allen, SD

John was preceded in death by his mother, Clara (Young Bull Bear) Charging Crow; and son, Jacob Charging Crow

Wake Services: One night wake services starting at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Charging Crow Residence in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Charging Crow Residence in Kyle, SD
Burial Service:  St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating:  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. and Deacon Harold Condon 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Mary Rose Kills In Water, 74 of Kyle, SD passed away January 14, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Husband: Willard Kills In Water Sr. of Kyle, SD
Sons: Dale (Mable) Kills In Water, Ervin (Emmaline) One Horn, Willard Kills In Water Jr., Dwight Kills In Water, all of Kyle, SD and Craig (Tobian) Kills In Water of Rapid City, SD
Daughters: Jane (Floyd) Wilcox and Nanette (Jason Whirlwind Horse) Kills In Water both of Kyle, SD
Brother: Harrison (Delissia) No Neck Sr. of Kyle, SD
Sisters: Althia Dodsen of Rhode Island, Kimberly Montileaux of Kyle, SD and Audrey Smith of Orville, OH
Grandchildren: 24
Great Grandchildren: Numerous
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Burial Service:  Mediator Church Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating:  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. and Rev. Kimberly Montileaux

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Edwin Dwight Kills In Water, 42, of Kyle, SD passed away January 11, 2015 in Red Shirt Table, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Mother:  Effie Kills In Water of Kyle, SD
Brother:  Melvin Kills In Water, Jr. of Kyle, SD
Sisters:  Marlene Kills In Water of Sioux Falls, SD, Colleen Kills In Water of Denver, CO, and Gwendelyn Kills In Water of Wanblee, SD
Numerous nieces, nephews, and Cousins

Edwin was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Kills In Water, Sr.; brother, Eric Kills In Water; sister, Joleen Kills In Water; maternal grandparents, Perry Wounded Shield and Viola Brings The Pipe; and paternal grandparents, Samuel Kills In Water and Lucy Black Bear

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 1:30 PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Monday, January 19, 2015 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Burial Service:  Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating:  Pastor Kim Montileaux & Rev. Craig West
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Virgil Yellow Cloud

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Curtis Compton Janis “Pe Juta Haka Wakpala Hokshila” (Medicine Root Creek Boy) “He Ska Wambli” (Rocky Mountain White Eagle), 73, of Kyle, SD passed away January 12, 2015 in Kyle, South Dakota

Curtis Compton Janis, age 73 of Kyle, SD, passed away on January 12, 2015 in Kyle, SD.  Curtis was born on January 7, 1942 to the late Norman and Grace (Thunder Bull) Janis at their home in Kyle, SD. 

Curtis was raised and grew up in the Medicine Root District and attended boarding school in Pine Ridge, SD.  Curtis followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the United States Marine Corps. on March 31, 1959 in Denver, CO and served 4 years of military service and was station at Camp Pendleton, CA.  Curtis’s father was a World War II Veteran and also considered a hero for his heroic deeds that he completed during World War II.  During Curtis’ time in the Marine Corps., Curtis received his GED and was also deployed to Vietnam in the 1st Marine Division.  Curtis was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. after faithfully serving on July 16, 1963. 

After his military service, Curtis became and police officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Pine Ridge Department of Public Safety for over 25 years.  His last place of service was for the City of Mesa, AZ as a very skilled carpenter. 

Survivors Include:
Curtis is survived by his son, Andre Janis, Sr. of Wounded Knee, SD; daughters, Elana Kindness of Crow Agency, MT, Pamela Janis of Wanblee, SD, Sheila Janis of Farmington, MN, and Jacinta “Rosie” Lipp of Manderson, SD; sisters, Ferris Janis of Kyle, SD, Pearl Janis-Dull Knife of Wanblee, SD, Bonita Janis-Olney of Washington, Margaret Rainbow of Lake Andes, SD, Vinney Puckett of Kyle, SD, Josephine King, Lavon King, and Rhoda King all of Kyle, SD; 21 Grandchildren, and 24 Great Grandchildren.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Norman & Grace Janis; brothers, Dennis King, Charles King, and Vine King; and one granddaughter, Angel Janis.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 12:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, SD
Burial Service:  St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating:  Mr. Joe Brown Thunder
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Orville Looking Horse and Mr. Merle Whistler

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Elton Larry Long Soldier, 38, of Oglala, SD passed away January 9, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Father:  Verdell Long Soldier, Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD
Mother:  Louise Long Soldier of Oglala, SD
Brothers:  Clayton Warrior, Nolan Warrior, and Allen Long Soldier all of Oglala, SD, Verdell Long Soldier, Jr., Martin Long Soldier, and Marvin Long Soldier all of Wanblee, SD
Sisters:  Priscilla Long Soldier, Marian Poor Bear, Ina Mae Espinosa, Fedelia (Robert) Cross all of Oglala, SD, and Suzie Long Soldier of Wanblee, SD
Special Grandchildren:  Keanna, Ethan, and Tyson Warrior all of Oglala, SD
Godchild:  Austin Starr of Oglala, SD

Elton was preceded in death by his sisters, Verlene Long Soldier and Eldean Blacksmith; brother, Leon Long Soldier, aunts, Rose White Magpie, Florita Pumpkin Seed, and Grace White; and uncles, Pete Blacksmith, Sr., Kenneth Blacksmith, Eugene Long Soldier, Lloyd Long Soldier, Max Blacksmith, and Albert Joe Long Soldier.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Officiating:  Sister Barb

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Donny Aaaron LaDeaux, Sr., 37, of Rapid City, SD passed away January 8, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Brothers: Vergil LaDeaux, Jr. and Lonny LaDeaux both of Manderson, SD
Sister:  Lori LaDeaux of Manderson, SD
Children:  Donte LaDeaux and Donny LaDeaux, Jr. both of Rapid City, SD

Donny was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil LaDeaux, Sr. and Linda (Shoulders) LaDeaux; brother, Calvin LaDeaux; and grandparents, Andrew and Christina (Cedar Face) Shoulders, William LaDeaux, & Lydia Brave.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the St. Agnes Catholic Hall in Manderson, SD
Burial Service:  St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Manderson, SD
Officiating:  The Rev. Harold Bull
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Sydney Has No Horse

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Wayne Cunningham, 93, of Gordon, NE passed away January 14, 2015 at Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, Nebraska
Funeral Services will be held Saturday  January 17, 2015, 10:00 AM
at the Gordon American Legion, Gordon, NE.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, from 6 to 8 PM at
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

Burial with Military Honors will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE

A memorial has been established for the D.A.V., the Gordon American Legion or the Tri-State Cowboys Museum  and donations  may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Autumn Dawn Salway, 20, of Allen, SD passed away January 13, 2015 in Martin, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Mother:  Theresa Whirlwind Horse of Allen, SD
Aunts:  Mary Jealous of Him of Allen, SD, Carmen Spotted Elk of Rosebud, SD, and Irene Fast Wolf of Allen, SD
Uncles:  Albert Jealous of Him of Allen, SD, Tony Spotted Elk of Rosebud, SD, Phillip Waters and Anthony Waters both of Allen, SD
Grandmother:  Katherine Jealous of Him of Pine Ridge, SD
Cousins:  Ruby A. Whirlwind Horse, Misty Standing Bear, Lori Whirlwind Horse, and Tammy Whirlwind Horse

Autumn was preceded in death by her twin sister, Asia Ryn Salway; father, Marvin Salway; Grandmother, Ruby B. Whirlwind Horse; Grandfathers, Levi Whirlwind Horse and Earl Cortier; uncles, Wayne B. Whirlwind Horse, Levi Whirlwind Horse, Jr. and Arveal and Loretta Whirlwind Horse

Wake Services: One night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Burial Service:  Whirlwind Horse Family Cemetery, Allen, SD
Officiating:  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Lorraine (Little) Peil, 73, of Batesland, SD passed away January 12, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Sons:  Lance (Rosemary) Walter of Des Moines, IA and Ernest L. (Annemarie) Abold of Batesland, SD
Daughters:  Gloria (Benedict) Martin-Face of Oglala, SD, Arnell D. Abold of Rapid City, SD, and Kimberly A. (Sean) Hunter of Rapid City, SD
Brothers:  Leroy “Don” (Pauline Provost) Little of Sharps, SD, Paul (Elizabeth Garnier) Little of Oglala, SD, Michael R. Little of Pine Ridge, SD, Ernie A. (Elizabeth M. Big Crow) Little of Oglala, SD, and Orson (Gwen) Cuny of Manderson, SD
Sister:  Helena A. “Babe” (Little) Breuninger of Oglala, SD
Sister-In-Law:  Dawn Little Sky of Kyle, SD
Grandchildren:  23
Great Grandchildren:  9

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace H. Little, Sr. and Mildred E. (Cuny) Little; spouse, John Donald Peil; brothers, Orville Little, Edsel “Eddie” Little Sky, Richard T. Little, Darrell Wayne Little, James N. Little, Sr., Wallace G. “Jun” Little, and Robert E. “Beaver” Little; and sisters, Nadine Rendon, Adele (Little) Benson; and LaVonne E. Little

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Loneman School Gymnasium in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Loneman School Gymnasium in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  Little Family Cemetery, Little’s Flat, Oglala, SD
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Ivis Long Visitor and Mr. Wilmer Mesteth

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Arthur Patrick Janis, 79, of Billings, MT passed away January 10, 2015 in Billings, Montana

Survivors Include:
Son:  Stanley Blacksmith of Oglala, SD
Daughter:  Roxanne Dreamer of Pine Ridge, SD
Grandchildren:  Alan Janis, Jr. and Lyle Janis both of Billings, MT

Arthur was a US Air Force Veteran, he was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Cora (Bird Necklace) Janis; son, Alan Janis, Sr.; brothers, Ival Janis, Guy Janis, Clarence Janis, Curtis Janis, and Wendell Janis; and one infant sister.

Visitation Services: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  Holy Rosary Catholic Mission Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating:  Mr. Charles McGaa

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Terrence M. Cunningham Sr., 85, of Whitney, NE passed away on January 9, 2015 at his home in Whitney.  Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Terrence was born on June 3, 1929 in Holt County, Nebraska to Benjamin and Alice Cunningham.

A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred “Millie” Marie Lone Hill, 69, of Kyle SD passed away January 4, 2015 in Kyle, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Daughter: Mattie Yankton of Kyle, SD
Hunka Daughter: Janelle One Horn of Kyle, SD
Brother: Mel (Genieva) Lone Hill of Batesland, SD
Sisters: Vina (Loyd Sr.) Lone Hill and Cora (Daniel) Spotted Eagle both of Kyle, SD
Grandchildren: 8
Great Grandchildren: 5
Mildred Lone hill was born on August 9, 1945 in Kyle, SD. She attended Kyle Day School in her elementary years and went to high school at the Holy Rosary Mission, graduating in 1964.
She went to work for the National Park Service at Cedar Pass, Interior, SD.
She worked with the CHR Program with the Oglala Sioux Tribe. After moving back to Kyle, SD she worked at the Little Wound School Business Office. After retiring in 1997 she was a Foster Grandparent in the Lakota Language Class at the Little Wound Middle School.
Preceding her were her parents, Amos and Marie (Fools Crow) Lone Hill, Brothers; Everette Lone hill and Daniel Lone Hill, her sisters; Phinette Lone Hill-Janis, Marjorie and Cora MaeLone Hill in infancy. Her nephews; Harrison Lone Hill and Roland Lone Hill, her niece; Evette Lone Hill and Rochelle Lone Hill-Top Bear, her nephew; Floyd Bianas. Her paternal grandparents; Lester and Eva (White Thunder) Lone Hill, maternal grandparents; Frank and Fannie (Afraid of Hawk) Fools Crow. Her daughter Tamera High Bull, and one Great Grandaughter; Jessaliyah Coleman.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows in Kyle, SD
Burial Service:  Mediator Episcopal Cemetery, SD

Officiating:  Rev. Cordelia Red Owl, Deacon Harold Condon and Pastor Dennis Carlin

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Richard Lee Kills Enemy at Night, 40, of Manderson, SD passed away January 4, 2015 in Yankton, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Grandmother: Rebecca Jumping Eagle of Manderson, SD
Brothers: Robert Kills Enemy Sr., William Kills Enemy Jr., William Jumping Eagle Jr., Frank Jumping Eagle all of Manderson, SD, Jason Kills Enemy of Denver, CO, Nolan Wallowing Bull and Michael Gould of Ethete, WY and Roger Big Boy of Kyle, SD
Sisters: Wileen Kills Enemy of Wounded Knee, SD, Kay Gould of Ethete, WY, Irene Jumping Eagle, Elizabeth Jumping Eagle and Sarita Jumping Eagle all of Manderson, SD
Aunt:  Donna Jumping Eagle of Manderson, SD
Uncle: William Jumping Eagle of Manderson, SD

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; William Kills Enemy Sr. and Nola (Looks Twice) Kills Enemy. His siblings; David Looks Twice, Magpie Wallowing Bull and Roy Jumping Eagle.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Wounded Knee District School Gymnasium, Manderson, SD
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Wounded Knee District School Gymnasium, Manderson, SD
Burial Service:  St. Phillips Catholic Cemetery, Manderson, SD
Officiating:  Fr. Peter Klink S.J., Deacon George Looks Twice
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Francis “Chubbs” Thunder Hawk

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Roylene Irene Grass, 1 day old, of Manderson, SD passed away December 29, 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Mother:  Tina Grass of Manerson, SD
Brother:  Trivion Tristen Grass of Manderson, SD
Sister:  Kyla Larose Grass of Manderson, SD

Roylene was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roylene Irene Looks Twice and Harlan Locke-Grass.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD
Burial Service:  Messiah Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wounded Knee, SD
Officiating:  The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Larry Joseph Steele, 76, of Pine Ridge, SD passed away January 2, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Significant Other:  Joyce Bear Robe of Pine Ridge, SD
Son:  Michael Steele of Pine Ridge, SD
Daughters:  Tricia Steele of Pine Ridge, SD and Clarissa Steele of Rapid City, SD
Brother:  Eldon Steele of Pine Ridge, SD
Sisters:  Emily “Sitter” Deon of Pine Ridge, SD and Delores Hawkins of Sacramento, CA
Grandchildren:  3

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Yellow Bird-Steele and Maime Palmier-Yellow Bird-Steele.

Larry was born on August 8, 1938 at home in Rockyford, SD to Frank Yellow Bird-Steele and Mamie (Palmier) Steele.  Larry was the third youngest of 14 children.  Larry was a special man who survived a deadly car crash, which resulted in a brain injury that limited his capabilities.

Larry was briefly employed with the BIA Road Dept. before his accident, but enjoyed work with his hands and became a dependable Ranch Hand for many relatives in the Rockyford area.  Larry also enjoyed working at Yellow Birds for many years.

Larry enjoyed every moment of his life and loved teasing and laughing with friends and relatives.  Larry was a cowboy at heart and loved helping his friends and relatives.  The highlights of his life were spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Larry passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015.  Larry is survived by his companion of 36 years, Joyce Bear Robe, his children, Michael Steele, Tricia Steele, and Clarissa Steele, and three grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Emily “Sitter” Deon of Pine Ridge, SD, Delores Hawkins of Sacramento, CA, and one brother, Eldon Steele of Pine Ridge, SD. 

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary services starting at 8:00 PM.
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Rockyford, SD
Officiating:  Mr. Charles Mcgaa

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Trudell Titus Slow Bear, Sr., 45, of Oglala, SD passed away January 3, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.


Wake Services - Two night wake services starting at 2:00PM, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD  Burial Services Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Church, Oglala, SD
Officiating Sister Barb
Traditional Lakota Services Mr. Chris Brooks & Mr. Ivis Long Visitor

Survivors Include: Father- Lynn Hamilton of Pine Ridge, SD
Son - Trudell Slow Bear, Jr of Pine Ridge, SD
Daughters: Elaina Steele of Manderson, SD, Kiersten Slow Bear and Tia Slow Bear both of Oglala, SD
Brother - Lester Thunder Hawk of Sioux Falls, SD
Sisters - Melissa Slow Bear and Vesta Packed both of Pine Ridge, SD - Lois Packed of Wisconsin, Jessica Packed of Denver, CO - Cherise Packed of Mayahe, WI and Erma Packed of Wakpamni, SD
Grandchildren - Shilo and Andre Long Visitor and Tokala Little
Aunt - Annie Mills of Monneapolis, MN

Trudell, Sr. was preceded in death by his mother, Philomene Yvonne Slow Bear; daughter Elisha Slow Bear' Brother, John Martin; and grandmother, Mary (Stands) Slow Bear

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Charles David Running Eagle Jr., 66, of Oglala, SD passed away December 29, 2014 in Casa Grande, Arizona

Survivors Include:
Son: Jeremy Running Eagle of Arizona
Brothers: Michael Bernard Running Eagle and Wallace Matthew Running Eagle both of Oglala, SD
Sister: Virginia Running Eagle-Jacobs of Arizona

Charles was an Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles Running Eagle Sr. and Margie (Hawk) Running Eagle. One brother; Abraham Running Eagle

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:30 PM, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Makasan Church Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Makasan Church Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Simon Looking Elk, Elder Madeline Garnier-Terry, Ms. Kate Kindle

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Glenda Alcorn, 61, of Gordon, NE passed away January 7, 2015 at her home in Gordon, Nebraska

Funeral Services will be held Saturday  January 10, 2015, 10:00 AM
at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Gordon, NE.

Burial will be held at Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, NE

A memorial has been established for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or the
Gordon Youth Baseball Softball Association and donations  may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Illa Mae Brings Him Back, 60 of Pine Ridge, SD passed away January 1, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota
“Tahca Tacincala Luta Win” (Red Fawn)

Survivors Include:
Illa Mae Brings Him Back is survived by her siblings, Gerald & Anna Brings Him Back, Edwin Brings Him Back, Ruby Schlueter (Matthew) all of Pine Ridge, SD, sister-in-law, Theresa Two Bulls of Pine Ridge, SD; and nieces and nephews, Kristin Brings Him Back, Jeri Bring Him Back, Jason Brings Him Back, Leslie Brings Him Back, Lisa Brings Him Back, Ellis Brings Him Back, III, Elise Eva Tymes, Dylan Tymes, Storm Tymes, Phyllis Steele & Family, Nasya Brings Him Back, Michael Brings Him Back, Josef Long Soldier, Tony Long Soldier, and Joe Long Soldier.

Illa was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis, Sr. & Eva Brings Him Back; and brothers, James Brings Him Back, Michael Brings Him Back, Lyle Brings Him Back, and Ellis Brings Him Back, Jr.

Visitation Services: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Wolf Creek School Gym in Pine Ridge, SD.
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Wolf Creek School Gym
Burial Service:  Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Simon Looking Elk

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Amma Fisher, 100, of Rushville, NE passed away January 4, 2015 at Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday  January 8, 2015, 11:00 AM
at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rushville, NE.

Rosary will be held Wednesday January 7, 2015, 7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rushville, NE

Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE

A memorial has been established for the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and donations  may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home,
PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Iona Gertrude (Sydow) Abold, 90, of Chadron, NE passed away December 30, 2014 in Chadron, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pastor Butch Abold officiating.  Burial will be at the Abold Cemetery.

Iona Gertrude Sydow was born on June 30, 1924.  She was the oldest daughter of Rosa Mae Bunge Sydow and George F. Sydow.  Iona was born on a farm four miles north of Rushville, Nebraska.  She lived all her life around Rushville and Chadron, Nebraska.

Iona had two brothers, George R. Sydow, Robert E. Sydow, three sisters Betty Mae Walters, Mary Esther Walters and Gennevieve Rieck. Iona also had a lot of nieces and nephews.

Iona G. Sydow married Lewis Willard Abold.  They had three children, one daughter Shirley O’Donnell, two sons Ervin Boyd Abold and Lewis George Abold, two step children Patricia Butcher of Martin, South Dakota and Butch Abold of Alliance, Nebraska.  She had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Iona’s parents, both brothers, two sisters Gennevieve Rieck, and Mary Esther preceded in her death along with her husband Lewis Willard Abold on December 8, 1979.  Her son Ervin Boyd Abold preceded in her death. 

The family would like to thank Crest View Healthcare and Dr. McLain for the outstanding healthcare they provided.


A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.




Robert J. Shockley, 84, of Harrison, NE passed away December 29, 2014

Memorial services for Robert Joseph Shockley, 84, of Harrison, Nebraska, will be held Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity in Harrison, Nebraska, with Father Bernard Berger and Father Arul Innaiah officiating.  Inurnment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Harrison.  Bob passed away December 29, 2014.
He was born October 20, 1930, in Byron, Wyoming to James and Lennie Shockley.  As a boy, Bob went to school in Byron and lived in Billings.  He graduated from High School in 1948.  After high school, he attended the University of Wyoming, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts in 1952.  In November of the same year, Bob was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Alaska as a radio specialist.
After being honorably discharged in 1954, Bob returned to the University of Wyoming in order to receive his Master of Arts degree in Speech.  While attending, Bob met and fell in love with Roberta Wasserburger. 
Bob and Roberta married on August 25, 1956, in Harrison, Nebraska.  After their marriage, they lived in Torrington, Wyoming for two years while Bob taught at the Torrington High School.  To their union two children were adopted, Rebecca Lenn and Joseph Robert.  Bob and his family lived and worked on the Wasserburger Brothers ranch north of Harrison, where he enjoyed fishing and watching his children grow.  He was also very active in the running of the sale barns in Lusk, Wyoming and in Harrison.
Bob was a member of the Catholic Church.  He was active on the Sioux County Board of Regents from 1976-1988, and would go on to teach music at the schools in the early 1990’s.  Bob was elected on to the Niobrara Electric Association board in 1977 and served until 2012, a total of 35 years. 
Bob is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Law; grandchildren, T.J. (Sarah) Boyd and Jessica Boyd; great-grandchildren, Conner Osten, Daxton Weast, and Ross Boyd; and many more family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta; son, Joe; sister, Elsie May; and his parents.

A memorial has been established for the Harrison Rescue Unit.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel  of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.



Dale Joseph Morrison, Jr. “Wicahpi Topa” (Four Stars), 48, of Denver CO passed away December 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Survivors Include:
Spouse:  Sharon Morrison of Denver, CO
Son:  Daniel Morrison of Salt Lake City, UT
Daughters:  Danielle Morrison of Riverside, CA, Mary Rose Morrison and Vincentia Morrison both of Salt Lake City, UT
Brothers:  Gerney Good Voice Flute, Jr. of Parmalee, SD, Barrett Morrison of Rosebud, SD, and Burton American Horse of Gordon, NE
Sisters:  Dana Richards-Weston of Porcupine, SD, Dalyn Fergoso of Provo, UT, Darcy Jo Morrison of Dupree, SD, and Doreen Standing Bear of Sioux Falls, SD
Aunt:  Julia Morrison of Denver, CO
Grandchildren:  Daniel Morrison, Jr., Eric Lopez, Jr., and Rosalena Morrison

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Morrison, Sr. and Rosalind J. White Magpie; and grandbaby Iyotte

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 2, 2014 at the Oglala Recreation Center in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2014 at the Oglala Recreation Center in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  White Magpie Family Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Abraham Tobacco, Rev. Pedro Sharpfish, and Pastor Eric Sutton

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Marilyn Rose Eagle Hawk, 53, of Red Wing, MN passed away December 21, 2014 in Red Wing Minnesota

Survivors Include:
Daughter:  Melinda Red Feather of Box Elder, SD
Brothers:  Lyle Eagle Hawk, Sam Eagle Hawk, and Wendell Eagle Hawk all of Minneapolis, MN.
Sisters:  Inez Eagle Hawk and Delores Eagle Hawk both of Minneapolis, MN
Grandchildren:  3

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:30 PM, Friday, January 2, 2014 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2014 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Rev. Simon Looking Elk
Burial:  Cremation to follow services

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Desire Lee Chase Alone, 26, of Denver, CO passed away December 24, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Survivors Include:
Mother:  Jonica Chase Alone of Englewood, CO
Father:  Lucas Gardner of Denver, CO
Daughters:  Ashley and Cheryl Chase Alone both of Denver, CO
Sisters:  Alicia Rose Chase Alone of Denver, CO and Angeletta Marie Chase Alone of Denver, CO
Nephew:  Brandon Chase Alone of Denver, CO
Nieces:  Amaris De Leon and Love Chase Alone both of Denver, CO

Desire was preceded in death by her sister, Sheila Marie Chase Alone

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 2, 2014 at the St. Agnes Catholic Hall in Manderson, SD
Funeral Service:  12:00 PM, Saturday, January 3, 2014 at the St. Agnes Catholic Hall in Manderson, SD
Burial Service:  St. Agnes Catholic Church Cemetery, Manderson, SD
Officiating: 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Nathan Lee Tracke, 46, of Pine Ridge, SD passed away December 26, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Mother: Lorraine Tracke of Pine Ridge, SD
Spouse: Marilyn Red Cloud of Pine Ridge, SD
Sons:  Alec Dillion of Pine Ridge, SD, James Tracke and Nathan Tracke Jr. both of Rapid City, SD
Daughters: Nikki Dubray of Box Elder, SD and Misty Dillion of Pine Ridge, SD
Sisters:  Valarie Tracke and DeShea Tracke both of Rapid City, SD, Biloria Pulliam, Zelda Pulliam both of Pine Ridge, SD
Nathan was preceded in death by his father, James Solomon-Tracke

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 2, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service: 
Officiating:  Rev. Rhoda Mesteth
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Floyd Hand

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD





Lynda Parson Radant, 65, of Valentine, NE passed away December 31, 2014 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January, 5, 2015 at 10:00AM at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 4, 2015, beginning at 5:00PM, at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine.

Survivors Include:
Daughter - Erin Miller of Valentine, NE
Son - Ryan of Winner, SD
Mother - Betty Parson of Fremont, NE
Brother - Steve Parson of Valley, NE
Sisters - Terri Majewski of Heber Springs, AR
             Jean Wilcox of Omaha, NE

Arrangements entrusted to Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine, NE


Anna Mae Fitch, 99,  of Gordon, NE passed away December 30, 2014 at Gordon Memorial Hospital, Gordon Nebraska
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday  January 6, 2015, 10:30 AM
at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gordon, NE.

A visitation will be held Monday January 5, 2015 from 4 to 6 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE

A memorial has been established for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and donations
may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com








Ethelyn “Johni” Agatha Shangreau, 86, of Pine Ridge, SD passed away December 28, 2014 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Sons:  Ted St. John of Albuquerque, NM, Tim Shangreau, Steve Shangreau, Sr., Richard Shangreau, and Wesley Shangreau all of Pine Ridge, SD
Daughters:  Donna Shangreau of Pine Ridge, SD, Billie Dawn Lessert of Porcupine, SD, Shannon Richards and Julie Shangreau both of Pine Ridge, SD, Tiffany Janis of Porcupine, SD, and Rhiannon Pilcher of Chadron, NE
Brother:  Ronald Wounded Knee of Sioux Falls, SD
Sister:  Velma Fleury of Fort Thompson, SD
Sister-In-Law:  Elizabeth Ann Conroy of Batesland, SD
Godsons:  Michael Akers and Sean Gray both of Pine Ridge, SD

Ethelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Wounded Knee and Julia St. John-Wounded Knee; spouse, Calvin Shangreau, Sr.; daughter, Darla (Shangreau) Pourier; step-son, Ronald Shotts; brothers, LeRoy Wounded Knee, Verdell Wounded Knee, Pat Wounded Knee, Leon Wounded Knee, Spencer Wounded Knee, Oliver Wounded Knee, Herbert Wounded Knee, Jr., and Kelly Wounded Knee; sisters, Lena Mae Mullenix and Orla Wounded Knee.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday, January 1, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary services starting at 8:00 PM.
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Friday, January 2, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating:  Father Dave DeMarco, Mr. Charles McGaa and Mr. John Apple

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Martha A. Krotz, 99, of Hay Springs, NE passed away December 24, 2014 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Holly Episcopal Church north of Rushville, Nebraska with Reverend James Krotz officiating with visitation December 30, 2014 at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery.  

Martha was born at the Kruml Farm north of Hay Springs to Adolph and Ethel Vladyka Kruml December 14, 1915.  She joined Sisters Pauline and Ellen and they later welcomed sisters Amelia and Irene. 

On October 2, 1935 John Frank Krotz and Martha A. Kruml were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Holly Episcopal Church.  To this union four children were born, Janice, Kenneth, James, and Jerald. 

Martha and John made their first home 10 miles northwest of Rushville and in 1940 moved to their farm southwest of Hay Springs. 

Martha was involved in her community where she wrote Community News for several newspapers.  She was an active member in the Worthwhile Club, VFW, and at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church she taught Sunday school and worked in the Altar Guild.  She also enjoyed art and music and sang in the Hay Springs Chorus and played the piano for area school children’s competitions.

Martha is survived by daughter, Janice; daughter-in-law Karen; Son, Jerry; grandchildren Ricky, Kim, Kelly, Natasha, Jennifer, Ryan and several great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, sons Kenneth and Jim, son-in-law Gene Lenhard, Daughter-in-law Betty and grandson Shane Lenhard. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Mary’s Holly Episcopal Church, the Hay Springs Ambulance Fund or a charity of one’s choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Maria Rayne White Calf, 15, of Pine Ridge, SD passed away Decemberr 25, 2014 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Parents: Les White Calf and Laveta Pumpkin Seed of Pine Ridge, SD
Siblings: Lorence Pumpkin Seed, Devin White Calf, Kiona White Calf, Tre White Calf, Kejuan White Calf, and Sinnica White Calf all of Pine Ridge, SD
Grandmother: Beverly White Calf of Pine Ridge, SD

Maria was preceded in death by her grandparents; Gloria Red Paint and Leroy Pumpkin Seed Jr.

Wake Services: 4:00 PM, Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating:  Mr. Mike Merrival  & Mr.  Charles McGaa
TLS: Mr. Floyd Hand
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Allen Duane Locke, 30 of Porcupine, SD passed away December 20, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Father: Darrell Locke Sr. of Porcupine, SD
Mother: Nevis Apple of Kyle, SD
Spouse: Celeste Two Crow of Kyle, SD
Son: Syncere Clint Lee Locke of Rapid City, SD
Daughter: Angela Locke of Rapid City, SD
Brothers: Darrell Locke Jr. of Allen, SD and Emmett Locke of Ft. Thompson, SD
Sisters: Christie Locke and Cheryl Locke both of Kyle, SD, Pauline Spider of Sharps Corner, SD and Louise Locke of Ft. Thompson, SD

Allen was preceded in death by his grandparents; Francis & Freda Apple, cousin; Maria Afraid of Hawk and nephew; Alex Locke.

Wake Services: 4:00 PM, Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Little Wound School Small Gymnasium in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Little Wound School Small Gymnasium in Kyle, SD
Burial Service:  St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating:  Fr. Rick Abert S.J. and Fr. Bill Wiener
TLS: Mr. George Apple

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Mary Ellen Sharp, 68, of Gordon, NE passed away December 23, 2014 at her home in Gordon, Nebraska
Funeral Services will be held Monday  December 29, 2014, 10:00 AM
at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Gordon, NE.

A Rosary service will be held Sunday  at 7 PM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church

Burial will be held Monday, 3 PM at Pine Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Rapid City, SD


Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Todd Rickenbach, 45, of Chadron, NE passed away December 23, 2014 at his home in Chadron, Nebraska

He was born on April 7, 1969 in Chadron, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM at CSC Memorial Hall with Dr. Russ Seger officiating with visitation on Friday at Chamberlain Chapel at 5:00 PM.  

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Emil Lee Red Elk, Jr., 14, of Manderson, SD passed away December 20, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Father:  Emil L. Red Elk, Sr. of Manderson, SD
Mother:  Andrea Shoulders of Manderson, SD
Brothers:  Pernell Running Shield of Evergreen, SD, Lewis Red Elk, Andrew Red Elk, and Tayden Red Elk all of Manderson, SD
Sisters:  Payge Running Shield of Evergreen, SD and Kara Red Elk of Manderson, SD
Grandparents:  Cora Shoulders and Emma Red Elk both of Manderson, SD

Emil was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pat Red Elk, Sr., Nicolette Red Elk, and Andrew & Christina (Shoulders) Cedar Face

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD  Burial Service:  St. Agnes Catholic Church Cemetery, Manderson, SD
Officiating:  Fr. Peter Klink, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Mike Little Boy

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Jim Anderson, 62, of Crawford, NE passed away December 21, 2014 at the Chadron Community Hospital.
Funeral services  will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Crawford Community Building.  Burial will be at the Crawford City Cemetery.  

Jim was born on August 13, 1952 in Alliance, Nebraska to Charles and Margaret Anderson.  He married Leslie Kapono on October 14, 1995.  He worked for the Northwest Rural Public Power for 35 years, and was always there come rain or shine.  Jim was also a member of the Crawford Fire Department from 1976 until he passed away, the Rodeo Board for eighteen years, and was also a former city councilman for six and a half years.  He was a charter member of the Eagles Club.  Jim enjoyed hunting, golf, and being a fireman.  If you needed help Jim was one of the first ones to be there.  He was a loving husband, father, uncle, great uncle, great great uncle, grandpa, great grandpa, and friend.     

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret Anderson; sister Charlene and brother-in-law Paul Gasseling; nephew Paul Joseph Anderson and great nephew Nicolas Gasseling.

He is survived his beloved wife Leslie; children, Charles James Anderson of Crawford,  Devin (Amber) Wright of Shelton, Nebraska, Caitlyn (Shane) Sanders of Chadron, Jody (Kyle) Tonjes of Omaha,  and Terry O’Donnell of Alliance, Josh Kapono of Las Vegas, NV, adopted Son Jacob Boggs; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He was a loving brother, great influence to many young people and was a friend to all.   

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.


Ronald Long, 84, of Martin, SD passed away December 19, 2014 at Bennett County Hospital in Martin, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:00AM at the New American Legion in Martin. Burial will be at the Martin Community Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Alzheimer/Dementia Organization
Donations may be sent to Bennett County Funeral Service, PO Box 65, Martin, SD 57551

Arrangements entrusted with Bennett County Funeral Services of Martin, SD


Donald Titus, Jr., 26, of Box Elder, SD passed away December 19, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Father:  Donald Titus, Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD
Son:  EmeryTitus of Box Elder, SD
Daughter:  Harmony Titus of Box Elder, SD
Brother:  Richard Red Bear of Manderson, SD
Sister:  Frances Titus of Rapid City, SD

Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Martha (Red Bear) Titus; and sisters, Sioux Ann Titus and Donna Rae Titus.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
Burial Service:  Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Abraham Tobacco and Pastor Mike Merrival

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Wyvonna “Bonnie” Walden, 78,  of Crawford, NE passed away December 19, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crawford with Reverend Gregory Sonnenschein officiating.  Burial will be at the Crawford City Cemetery.  
 
Mrs. Walden passed away on December 19, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Rescue Unit or the Crawford Historical Society.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.


Duane Rydell Jealous of Him, 52, of Kyle, SD passed away December 17, 2014 in Kyle, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Parents: Oscar Jealous of Him Sr. and Florida (Young Bull Bear) Jealous of Him of Kyle, SD
Brothers: Chris Jealous of Him  of Nevada and Edwin Waters of Kyle, SD
Sisters: Sharon Little Killer, Flora Puckett, Delores Puckett and April Adams all of Kyle, SD and Lori Cuny of Allen, SD

Duane was preceded in death by his brothers; Everette Jealous of Him, Franklin Jealous of Him and Oscar Jealous of Him Jr.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Burial Service: St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Darlene Bonifield, 76, of Cody, NE passed away December 16, 2014 at her home in Cody, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00AM at St. Mary's Catholic church in Nenzel. Burial will follow at the Hyannis Cemetery in Hyannis at 2:00PM. rosary will be recited at 7:00PM on friday December 19, 2014 at the Church in Nenzel. No Visitation will be held.

Survivors Include:
Husband - Bud of Cody, NE. Daughters - Carla Cooley of Valentine, NE, Wanda Ellis of Paradise, TX, Linda Anderson of Hyannis, NE and Kindra Schneider of Cody, NE. Sisters - Charlene Hebbert of Nogal, NM, Arlene Minor of Gordon, NE and Maxine Morsie of Phoenix, AZ. Brother - Ed Becker of Chadron, NE.

Sandoz chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.


Ralph Reeves78, of Chadron, NE passed away December 15, 2014 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska.
Private family services will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. 

Ralph was born on October 2, 1936 in Chadron to Doris Mohler and Everett Reeves.  He married Wendy Fairchild on June 1, 1965.  Two children were born to this union, Rhonda Fero of Grand Island and a son Darrin Reeves of North Platte.  He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Mischa of Gainsville, MO; Matthew of Grand Island; Macey, Delanie, and Gunner of North Platte; also two brother and one sister.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Edith Evans of Gordon, 81, of Gordon NE passed away December 9, 2014 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Nebraska.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday  December 20, 2014, 10:00 AM
at the Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established and
donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home
PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Leilani Rae White Face, 33, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away December 10, 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Son:  Bryan Blue Bird of Pine Ridge, SD
Daughters:  Lynette Blue Bird of Pine Ridge, SD and Lynssey Blue Bird of Porcupine, SD
Grandmother:  Zona White Face of Porcupine, SD
Aunts:  Charity White Face of Porcupine, SD and Lavina High Hawk of Rapid City, SD
Uncle:  Charlie High Hawk of Texas

Leilani was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald, Sr. and Helen Hope (High Hawk) White Face; brother, Gerald White Face, Jr.; infant sister, Bianca Rose White Face; and grandparents, Isaac White Face, Sr., William High Hawk, and Sylvia High Hawk.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Fr. Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Fr. Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Burial Service:  St. Julia’s Episcopal Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Craig West and Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD




Monique Richards, 84, of Hot Springs, SD passed away December 4, 2014 in Hot Springs, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Husband: Clarence Richards of Hot Springs, SD
Daughter: Patricia Mosley of Edgewood, NM
Grandchildren: 2
Great Grandchildren: 2

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD
Officiating:  Elder Madeline Terry

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Sophia “Sophie” (Few Tails) Lone Hill, 76, of Porcupine, SD passed away December 7, 2014 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

Survivors Include:
Sons:  Donavan Lone Hill, William Lone Hill, Jr., and Dana Lone Hill all of Porcupine, SD
Daughters:  Donette Lone Hill and Tanya “Starr” Lone Hill both of Porcupine, SD, and Sarah Whirlwind Horse of Rapid City, SD
Brother:  Leonard Few Tails of Kyle, SD
Hunka Daughter:  Shawnee Left Hand of Porcupine, SD
Grandchildren:  11 and one great grandson

Sophia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lydia (Kills Two) Few Tails; spouse, William Lone Hill, Sr.; daughter, JoAnn Lone Hill; and brothers, Curtis Few Tails, Louis Few Tails, Sr., Johnny Few Tails, and two infant brothers.

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Porcupine School in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Porcupine School in Porcupine, SD
Burial Service:  Porcupine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Simon Looking Elk

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Sandy Farmer, 68, of Gordon, NE passed away December 3, 2014 in Gordon, Nebraska
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday  December 10, 2014, 2:00 PM
at the Gordon City Auditorium , Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Gordon American Legion Auxiliary and donations may be sent in care of:  Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


John Antonio Black Bear, Sr. “Oskate Hoksila”, 67, of Allen SD passed away December 1, 2014 in Martin, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Special Friend:  Gloria Red Cloud of Pine Ridge, SD
Children:  Regina Black Bear of Arapaho, WY, Rosebud Black Bear of Denver, CO, Tessie Black Bear of Pine Ridge, SD, Amy Black Bear of Rosebud, SD, Devona Black Bear of Oglala, SD, John Black Bear, Jr. of Allen, SD, Harry Black Bear of Rapid City, SD, Damien Black Bear of Arapaho, WY, Jess Black Bear of Pine Ridge, SD, Silas Black Bear, Waldo Black Bear, and Eddie White Wash all of Rosebud, SD, and Jonathan Long Soldier of Potato Creek, SD
Sister:  Millie Black Bear of Allen, SD
Hunka Sisters:  Blossom Jumping Eagle of Manderson, SD and Wilma Kills In Water of Sacramento, CA
Hunka Brothers:  Keith Looking Horse of Rosebud, SD, Charley White Buffalo of Manderson, SD and Frank Fool Head of Fort Yates, ND

John was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Jennie (Short Bear) Black Bear; and brother, Albert Black Bear

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Friday, December 5, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Burial Service:  Allen Presbyterian Cemetery, Allen, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Pedro Sharpfish
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Keith Looking Horse

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Frank Reed, 79, of Rushville, NE passed away December 6, 2014 in Rushville, Nebraska

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday  December 10, 2014, 10:00 AM
at the Rushville American Legion, Rushville, NE.

Burial with Military Honors will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Rushille, NE

A memorial has been established for the Wounded Warrior Project and
donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home
PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Joan Bruns, 61, of Hemingford, NE passed away December 7, 2014 at the Hemingford Community Care Center, Hemingford, Nebraska.
Funeral services  will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the St. Bridgets Catholic Church in Hemingford with Father Lou Nollette officiating.  Burial will be at Highland Center Cemetery.

Joan was received into heaven on December 7, 2014.

Joan was born on May 5, 1953 to Fritz & Agnes Jordan Bruns of Chadron, Nebraska.

She lived her later years at the Hemingford Community Care Center, where the residents and staff became her loving extended family and friends.  Jo brought love and laughter to all she met. 

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, infant brother, and sister & brother-in-law Mary and Ron Manion.

Survivors include her two brothers, Jack (Edna) Bruns and Jim (Carol) Bruns, along with 2 generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She will be remembered for her love of family and friends and her joy and laughter.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Norman Lee Pipe On Head, 47, of Oglala, SD passed away December 9, 2014 in Oglala, South Dakota
Survivors:
Spouse:  Dawn Pipe On Head of Oglala, SD
Father:  Raymond Pipe On Head of Oglala, SD
Sons:  Daryl James Pipe On Head of Oglala, SD, Alex Pipe On Head and Creason Pipe On Head Denver, CO
Daughters:  Amanda Pipe On Head, Nicole Pipe On Head, Jodi Pipe On Head all of Lincoln, NE
Step-children:  Alayna Bird Necklace of Rapid City, SD Alaun Bird Necklace of Yankton, SD 
Brothers:  Alvin Pipe On Head, Bruce Pipe On Head, Benjamin Pipe On Head, and Doyle Pipe On Head all of Oglala, SD
Sisters:  Diana LaBoissiere, Beverly Pipe On Head, and Maxine Pipe On Head all of Oglala, SD
Grandchildren:  4

Norman was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Irene (Yellow Horse) Pipe On Head.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 12, 2014 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  Pipe On Head Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Abraham Tobacco
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Mike Carlow and Mr. Mike Cross

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Bernadette L. Tobacco, 67, of Pine Ridge, SD passed away December 8, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Significant Other:  Cyril Warrior of Oglala, SD
Son:  Curtis Tobacco of Calico, SD
Daughter:  Kerry Brave Heart of Calico, SD
Brother:  Harold “Cheeka” Tobacco of Calico, SD
Sisters: Henrietta Cross Dog, Regina Tobacco, and Karyn Tobacco all of Calico, SD
Grandchildren:  5
Great Grandchildren:  8

Bernadette was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent, Sr. and Irene (Wounded) Tobacco; brothers, Calvin Paul Tobacco, Vincent Tobacco, Jr., and Dugan Tobacco; and granddaughter, Katana Hard Heart.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  Tobacco Family Cemetery, Calico, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Abraham Tobacco and Fr. Peter Klink, S.J.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Larvie Medford Running Hawk, 44 of Pine Ridge, SD passed away December 8, 2014 in Calico, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Brother: Clifton Waters Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD
Uncles: Delmer Dreaming Bear of Oglala, SD, Calvert Dreaming Bear of Denver, CO and Albert Running Hawk of Pine Ridge, SD
Aunts: Katherine Bianas and Diane Ramos of Pine Ridge, SD, and Janet Carrera of Scottsbluff, N E
Numerous extended family

Larvie was preceded in death by his parents; Laverne Running Hawk and Loretta (Dreaming Bear) Running Hawk and his sisters; Evette Warrior and Debra Warrior

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  12:00 PM, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating:  Mr. Charles McGaa
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Kayo Bad Heart Bull

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD




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