Mass of Christian Burial for Bunny Thompson, 71, of Whitehorse was at 11 AM CT, Monday, October 18, 2021, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Whitehorse. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. An all night wake started at 6 PM with services at 7 PM at the church on Sunday. Bunny passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at her home in Whitehorse.
Bernadine “Bunny” Sue Ducheneaux Thompson was born on November 26, 1949 to Tuffy and Mary (Collins) Ducheneaux at the Cheyenne River Old Agency. She attended school at Promise Day School, White Horse Day School, and graduated in 1968 from Stephen. She attended Black Hills State University from 1971 to 1973. She grew up on her parent’s ranch in Promise, SD along with her 13 siblings.
She met the love of her life, Frank Thompson in 1974 and were married May 8, 1975, in Pierre, SD. Bunny was a lifelong resident of the White Horse area. To this union, 2 sons were born, and a daughter was raised. The first being Stormy raised in 1970, Shadow born in 1979, and Tuffy born in 1983. With this marriage, Bunny inherited two sons, Greg and Marty whom she loved as her very own. Bunny worked numerous jobs throughout her life. She spent her life watching her husband sing, attending dances, playing Bingo, watching “Days of Our Lives,” spending time with her grandchildren, and checking Facebook.
Bunny was affectionately known as “Grandma” and it is impossible to overstate her value as the family matriarch, as the imprint she left is considerable and undeniable.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 46 years, Frank Thompson of White Horse and her children: Shadow Thompson of White Horse, SD; Tuffy (LeAnn) Thompson of White Horse, SD; Stormy (Shaun) Fiddler of Williston, ND; Greg (Shelly) Thompson of LaPlant, SD; Marty Thompson and Sheri Long of Timber Lake, SD; Grandchildren: Hayden Thompson, Hadley Thompson, Haylee Thompson, Jax Oliver Thompson, Wroper Kosel, Mc’Kendel Rosa, Kayo Thompson, Kaitlyn Thompson, Sky Walker Thompson, Alli’say Peterson, Ronnilyn Long, and Rami’elle Marie High Bear; Great grandchildren: Wropen, Chandler, Jackson, and Londyn; Siblings: Janice (Al) Aberle, Arlyce (Bill) Weintjes, Mary Jane Anderson, Tommy Ducheneaux, Lila (Ronnie) Long; Brother-in-Laws: Ross Lawrence, Bob Hagel and Duane Whitey Keller; Numerous nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her beloved parents Tuffy and Mary Ducheneaux, Sisters: Phyllis Gunville, Deloris Ward, Marilyn “Butchie” Thompson, Debbe Lawrence, Audrey Hagel, and Sharon Keller; Brothers: Lyle Ducheneaux and Roman Ducheneaux; Nephews TJ Ducheneaux, Ford Ducheneaux, Romey Gunville, Gumbo Lamb, and nieces Guyla Gunville and Claudine Ducheneaux; Brother-in-Laws: Dick Ward, Vincent Thompson, Delbert Lamb, Elmer Gunville, Wally Grage, and Richard (Dick) Anderson; Sister-in-Law: Hilda Ducheneax.