Steven Hunter Standing Bear, 12 weeks Gestation, of Martin, SD stillborn on January 7, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.


Parents: Carl Standing Bear Jr. and Terrilee Standing Bear of Martin, SD
Brothers: Wadelee Poor Thunder, Leland Standing Bear, and Dylan Standing Bear of Martin, SD
Sisters: Christina Long Wolf, Promise Poor Thunder, Carlee Standing Bear and Precious Standing Bear of Martin, SD

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 30, 2015 at the La Creek CAP Office in Martin, SD,
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the La Creek CAP Office in Martin, SD
Burial Service:  Lakota Chapel Cemetery, Martin, SD
Officiating: 
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Virginia Mary Ten Fingers, 71, of Pine Ridge SD passed away January 26, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Son:  Robert Francis Ten Fingers of Pine Ridge, SD
Brothers:  Theodore Ten Fingers of Rapid City, SD
Grandchildren:  7
Great Grandchildren: 4

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Ten Fingers, Sr. and Mercy (Pipe On Head) Ten Fingers; son, Archie Ten Fingers; sisters, Dorothy Waters, Donna Long Wolf, Colleen Long Wolf, and Charlene Long Wolf; brothers, Dennis Ten Fingers and Leroy Ten Fingers, Jr.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Richard Broken Nose
Officiating:  Mr. Ted Ten Fingers

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Donald Osborn, 77,  formerly of Hay Springs, NE passed away January 5, 2015 at Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida
Memorial Services will be held Saturday  January 31, 2015, 10:30 AM
at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Gordon, NE.

Inurnment burial  will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rushville, NE

Memorials may be sent to University of Nebraska Foundation Sybouts Fund, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508. 


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

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



Lois Retzlaff, 78, of Clinton, NE passed away January 23, 2015 at the Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, Nebraska
Memorial Services will be held Saturday  January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM
at Chamberlain-Pier Chapel, 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







Charles Ellis Chipps “Ta Canupa Wakan” (The Living Canupa, 67, of Wanblee, SD passed away January 20, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri

The fourth generation Medicine Man in the linage of Woptura, the best friend and spiritual advisor to Crazy Horse.  He was given his Spirit name and then born in the Ceremony House to Ellis and Victoria Chipps on Horn Chipps land.  He grew up in the ceremonies, becoming an intercessor and Spiritual Interpretor.

He helped thousands of souls to find their way back to wholeness, by teaching the power of prayer and gratitude.  He taught that love is giving and forgiving.  He was a father who loved his children.  They are his pride and joy.  He loved everyone with no conditions and compassion, helping anyone who crossed his path. He leaves a legacy of love. 

He is loved and honored throughout this world and will forever be remembered by his family and those whose lives he touched while he fulfilled his destiny on Earth living as a father, grandfather, teacher, guide, healer, and chief…a true Ate and Kola-We love you forever.

Survivors Include:
His children, Sherry, Michelle, Jessie, Trevor, Vincent, Godfrey, Raelene, Charles, Jr., Jeffrey, Andrew, and Rochelle Chipps all of Wanblee, SD, Ellis and Woptura Chipps both of Springfield, TX, and Crystal Chipps of Mission, SD; and all his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Charles also leaves behind many loved friends, Sundancers, and his Sundance community.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Chips; mother, Victoria (Lodge Skins) Chips; daughter, Charlotte Chipps; wife, Jaylene (Quick Bear) Chipps; and brothers, Vincent, Philip, and Godfrey Chips. 

Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Friday, January 28, 2015 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD
Burial Service:  Chipps Family Cemetery, Wanblee, SD
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Richard Moves Camp
Officiating:  The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Eileen Shirley Whirlwind Horse, 86 of Pine Ridge, SD passed away January 24, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Sons: Wesley Whirlwind Horse and Anthony (Roxie) Whirlwind Horse, of Pine Ridge, SD
Daughters: Marilyn White of Pine Ridge, SD, Nadine (Neil) Linehan of Oglala, SD, and Emily (Mike) Stephens of Prospect Heights, IL
Sisters: Verine (Art) Lafferty of Kyle, SD, Betty June Patton and Lorretta Brewer of Rapid City, SD; Doris Twiss of Las Vegas, NV.
Brother:  Orville White of Minnesota


Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; Martin White and Emily (pourier) Montileaux, Sisters, Shirley Ferguson, Florine Westover, Marie Janis, Louise Sherman, and Carol White; brothers, Dennis White, Ivan White, and Martin White, Jr.; Three Grandsons and One Great Grandson.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary services starting at 8:00 PM
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Friday, January 28, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  Whirlwind Horse Family Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Richard Moves Camp
Officiating:  Fr. Dave DeMarco S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Deb Hugen, 55,  of Gordon, NE passed away January 26, 2015 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday  January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM
at the First Presbyterian Church, Gordon, NE.

Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday January 29, 2015 from 5 to 7 PM at
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

A memorial has been established for the Omaha Transplant Center
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


Benjamin Cecil Fire Thunder Sr., 72, Navy Veteran, of Kyle, SD passed away January 16, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Survivors Include:
Sons: James Fire Thunder of Martin, SD, John Fire Thunder of Bozeman, MT and Benjamin Fire Thunder Jr. of Madill, OK
Daughter: Kesewin Fire Thunder of Long Beach, CA
Brother: Dennis Fire Thunder of Paramount, CA
Sister: Lorraine Munoz of Kyle, SD
Grandchildren: 10

Benjamin was preceded in death by his parents; James Fire Thunder and Charlotte Standing Buffalo-Ortiz, and one brother; Ralph Stover

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD
Burial Service: 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Officiating: Fr. Rick Abert S.J.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Clifford Robins, 84, of Rushville, NE passed away January 22, 2015 at Good Samaritian Society Nursing Home, Alliance, Nebraska

Funeral Services will be held Thursday  January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Alliance, NE.
A memorial luncheon will follow at 12:30 PM at the Rushville American Legion, Rushville, NE


Marian Colene Bald Eagle “Anpo Wicapi Win”, 50, of Oglala, SD passed away January 20, 2015 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Children: Lacresha Bald Eagle, Karina Bald Eagle, Questa Bald Eagle, Ticho Bald Eagle all of Rapid City, SD, Benjamin Voorhees of Pierre, SD, Amillo Bald Eagle of Bismarck, ND, Santiago Bald Eagle of Sioux Falls, SD and Tino (Aries) Yellow Horse of Oglala, SD
Grandchildren: Jody,Lilliana, and Nicole Bald Eagle all of Rapid City, SD
Siblings: Eli Bald Eagle of Rapid City, SD and Leoncio Bald Eagle of Cannon City, CO

Marian was preceded in death by her Parents; Max Bald Eagle and Rosemary (Long) Bald Eagle, Sisters; Lawrencia Bald Eagle, Mavis Hemmingway and Corrine Bald Eagle and one son Quentin Yellow Horse

Wake Services: Two night wake services 12:00 PM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service: Our Lady of the Sioux, Oglala, SD
Officiating: Sister Barb and Matthew (Kayo) Bad Heart Bull

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Charles Francis Running Hawk Jr., 68, Marine Veteran, of Oglala/Rapid City, SD passed away January 20, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Wife: Gail Marie Homan-Running Hawk of Rapid City, SD
Daughters: Christine (Cameron) Running Hawk-Ellison of Omaha, NE, and Michelle (Anthony) Running Hawk) Hixon of Lincoln, NE
Sister: Doris Jean Running Hawk-Falcon of Hastings, NE

Charles was preceded in death by his parents;   Charles Running Hawk Sr. and Elsie Brave-Running Hawk; Twin sons; Alvin Running Hawk and Calvin Running Hawk and one brother; Robert Running Hawk-Good Horse        


Wake Services: One night wake services 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 25, 2015, Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service: Our Lady of the Sioux, Oglala, SD
Officiating: Sister Barb
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Jerry Dearly

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Dawn Yolanda Bird Necklace-Pipe On Head, 40, of Oglala/Hot Springs, SD passed away January 16, 2015 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Survivors Include:
Mother: Alvinia Grace Bird Necklace-Presley of Denver, CO
Sons: Alaun Bird Necklace, John Bird Necklace, and Donovan Bird Necklace all of Yankton, SD
Daughter: Alayna Bird Necklace of Rapid City, SD
Brothers: Lonnie Martinez and Clint Martinez both of Edgemont, SD, Robert Presley Jr. of Denver, CO and Adrian Presley of Sioux City, IA
Sister: Shawnte Reid of California
Half-Sisters: Nicole Martinez and Rose "Sissy" McKinney of Kansas

Dawn was preceded in death by her father; Ronal Martinez, and her husband; Norman Pipe On Head


Wake Services: One night wake services 4:00 PM, Friday, January 23, 2015, Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Burial Service: Our Lady of the Sioux, Oglala, SD
Officiating: Sister Barb

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Butch Hand, 59, of Gordon, NE passed away January 8, 2015 at the University of Colorado

A Celebration of Life for Butch Hand, of Gordon, NE, will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 6:00 pm at the Gordon American Legion, Gordon, Nebraska.



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







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