Obituaries

George Red Bird

George Red Bird, age 58, of Swift Bird, SD, entered the Spirit World on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Swift Bird, SD. He is survived by one son, Cody Pederson of Eagle Butte, SD; numerous nieces and nephews, and longtime good friend Jeff Hunt and family of Cherry Creek, SD. In compliance with the CDC COVID-19 regulations and the CRST […]

Wyatt Olvera

Wyatt J. Olvera, age 27, of Dupree, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, January 12, 2021 at the Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, ND  Wyatt is survived by his father, Jesse Olvera, Sr. of Dupree, SD, his mother, Dawn Olvera of Manchester, NH; four brothers, Jesse Olvera, Jr., and Leon “LA” Olvera of Rapid City, SD, and Tristin Olvera and […]

Cynthia O’Hara

Mrs. Cynthia (Cindy) Lee O’Hara (Fish) died peacefully in Fargo, ND on January 11, 2021 at the age of 63. She is survived by her children: Blaine (Elizabeth) O’Hara of Wahpeton, ND; Justin (Joline) O’Hara of Hankinson, ND; Rhonda O’Hara of Fargo, ND; James (Angie) O’Hara of Aledo, TX; and Santanya O’Hara of New Town, ND. Cindy was born on […]

Luverne (LaPlante) Cummings

 Luverne Lavina LaPlante was born December 27, 1932, in White Horse, SD, to William and Mamie (Jewett) LaPlante. She attended school at Cheyenne Agency and graduated in 1950. She met and married Herbert A. Cummings on August 25, 1951, and they shared a life together for 51 years raising 13 kids. Herbert passed away in 2002.  Luverne’s hobbies include playing […]

Vernon Traversie

Vernon Fredrick Traversie, 77, of Rapid City, passed away on January 8, 2021 in Rapid City, SD. Vern was born on June 12, 1943 in Timber Lake, SD to Joseph David Traversie, Sr. and Laura Johnson. At age 3 he moved to LaPlante where he resided until 1959. He attended grade school from 3rd grade until the 8th grade at […]

Tiffany Widow Shaving

Tiffany Widow Shaving, 24, of Takini, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Mandan, ND as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. MST, Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Takini School, Takini, SD. Burial will follow in St. Mark’s Cemetery, rural Red Scaffold. Wake services will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021, […]

Joseph (Chasing Hawk) Roberts

Joseph (Chasing Hawk) Roberts, age 62, of Red Scaffold, SD, entered the Spirit World on Friday, January 2, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Care Facility in Wagner, SD. In compliance with the CDC Covid-19 regulations and the CRST Tribal Directives for mortuary care, a private funeral service for family only began at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the […]

Melita Mexican

Melita L. Mexican, age 39, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Cheyenne River Health Center at Eagle Butte, SD. In compliance with the CDC Covid-19 regulations and the CRST Tribal Directives for mortuary care with social distancing, a funeral service began at 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 7 at the Blue Community […]

Baby Boy Isadore Ducheneaux, IV

Baby Boy Isadore Ducheneaux, IV, stillborn infant, entered the Spirit World on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Cheyenne River Health Center at Eagle Butte, SD. The baby is survived by his mother and father, Isadore Ducheneaux, III and Cheri Little Star of Eagle Butte. Two brothers, Tacoma Ducheneaux and Gabriel Little Star of Eagle Butte; four sisters, Randi Little […]

Robert “Bob” Chasing Hawk

Robert “Bob” Chasing Hawk, Sr., age 75, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. In compliance with the CDC Covid-19 regulations and the CRST Tribal Directives for mortuary care, a funeral service for family only began at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 11, 2021 at Rooks Funeral […]


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