Fredrick "Fred" Pond
Fred A. Pond, son of Bobbie and Bud Pond, passed away on Saturday, May 5th 2018 surrounded by his family. Fred was born on June 28, 1959 and is preceded in death by his older brother Irving “Jr” Pond, Grandmothers Arta Carlow, Louise Ruff, and Thelma “Mim” Bettelyoun, and Hunka Mother Pearl Dixon.
Fred had one child, Ashley Pond-Brehmer who he adopted when she was 5 years old. Fred spent a great deal of time with her and was looking forward to becoming a grandfather this summer.
Fred attended Pine Ridge School and went on to complete Ferrier Training.
Fred was known as ‘Super Thorpe” and he went on to follow his many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and especially SuAnne Big Crow, in their pursuit to be the best athlete they can be. His first interest in sports was sparked by his cousin George Bettelyoun when he was named Mr. Basketball and then played college basketball for Mount Mary College in Yankton, SD.
Fred has had a very positive and powerful impact on many families in Pine Ridge Village through his love for children and work at the Pine Ridge Cap Office for approximately 30 years. Fred enjoyed assisting with Youth Fishing Derbies and Peewee Football League. Fred was a proud member of the Wolf Creek Roping Club, Pine Ridge Football Chain Gang, and Pine Ridge School Dog Pound.
Fred is survived by his parents, Irving “Bud” and Alberta “Bobbie” (Ruff) Pond of Pine Ridge, SD; daughter, Ashley (Dan) Brehmer of Rushville, NE; siblings, Willy (Randi) Pond, Ron “Popcorn” (Andrea) Pond, Luke Pond, and Tricia Pond all of Pine Ridge, SD, and Greg Pond of Rapid City, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary Services starting at 7:00 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Father Edmund Yainao, S.J., and Mr. Charles McGaa
Burial Services: St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD