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The listings below represent the services of those men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty as a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical technician. Our Fallen Heroes also include military personnel who died in active service, including members of the Coast Guard, or Army Reserve.

A hero is someone who does what he or she can, despite the personal cost, when it needs to be done. Our Fallen Heroes put themselves in harm's way while protecting and serving a community, and paid the ultimate price. We are honored to be entrusted with their memory.

In this way we know that we help you to remember the courage of those who put their lives on the line defending life, liberty, and the property of others.

If the person you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your Fallen Hero. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Vestana Two Lance

November 16, 1929 - - May 18, 2018

Funeral arrangements for Vestana Two Lance, age 88 of Wakpamni Lake, are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. Vestana made her journey to the Spirit World surrounded by her loving family on May 18, 2018 at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Marquis Mesteth Jr

December 15, 1980 - - May 15, 2018

Marquis Fay Mesteth, Jr. was born on December 15, 1980 in Pine Ridge, SD to Marquis Mesteth, Sr. and Charlene Faye Janis. Marquis made his journey to the Spirit World on May 15, 2018 in Manderson, SD. Marquis is survived by his spouse, Leticia Mesteth of Box Elder, SD; children, Jonathan Mesteth, Jordan Mesteth, Bradley Mesteth, Marquis Mesteth III, Monique Mesteth, and Deann ...

Charles Wilson

March 26, 1960 - - May 14, 2018

Charles Clayton Wilson, 58, passed away on May 14, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Charles was born on March 26, 1960 in Eagle Butte, SD to Florence Ellen (Whipple) Wilson and James John Wilson III, better known as “Dr. Jim.” Charles proudly served in the US Army. He briefly attended Black Hills State College in the 1980’s and also attended S ...

Samantha Bear Robe

January 11, 1998 - - May 14, 2018

Samantha Paige Bear Robe was born on January 11, 1998 in Pine Ridge, SD to Sam and Jeannie (Waters) Bear Robe. Samantha made her journey to the Spirit World on May 14, 2018 in Pine Ridge, SD. Samantha is survived by her parents, Sam and Jeannie Bear Robe of Pine Ridge, SD; sisters, Kristiene Bear Robe, Krystal Bear Robe, and Kaycee Bear Robe all of Pine Ridge, SD; brothers, S ...

Andrea Cortier

April 05, 1990 - - May 14, 2018

Andrea Michelle Cortier was born on April 5, 1990 in Chadron, NE to Edna Georgia Irene Wilson and Adrian Cortier. Andrea made her journey to the Spirit World on May 14, 2018 in Pine Ridge, SD. Andrea met the love of her life, Jonathan Bull Bear, Sr. while attending Pine Ridge High School. Together they had 3 children, Royal Bull Bear, Timothy Bull Bear and Jonathan Bull Bear, ...

Ernie Standing Soldier Sr

October 11, 1963 - - May 12, 2018

Ernie Wayne Standing Soldier, Sr. was born on October 11, 1963 in Pine Ridge, SD to Andrew Standing Soldier, Sr. and Mary Beth (Black Calf) Standing Soldier. Ernie made his journey to the Spirit World on May 12, 2018 in Tulsa, OK. Ernie is survived by his children, Ernie Standing Soldier, Jr. of Tulsa, OK, Eddie Standing Soldier of Skiatook, OK, Amber and Rochelle Red Kettle-S ...

Michelle Cummings

November 09, 1958 - - May 10, 2018

Michelle Ann Cummings was born on November 9, 1958 in Martin, SD to Peter E. Cummings and Norma (Bucholz) Cummings. Michelle made her journey to the Spirit World on May 10, 2018 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Michelle is survived by her mother, Norma Cummings of Porcupine, SD; sons, Sheon Polk of Lubbock, TX and Senque Polk of TX; daughter, Sherrill Sheph ...

William Eagle Heart

May 23, 1928 - - May 08, 2018

William Cleveland-Eddie Eagle Heart, Sr., was born on May 23, 1928 at home to Matthew Eagle Heart and Mabel (Thunder Bull) Eagle Heart. William made his journey to the Spirit World on May 8, 2018 at his home in Kyle, SD. William is survived by his spouse, Leona Eagle Heart of Kyle, SD; children, Matthew Eagle Heart, Wilma Eagle Heart, Alton Eagle Heart, William Eagle Heart, J ...

Robert Bear Killer

January 06, 1962 - - May 08, 2018

Robert Carl Bear Killer was born on January 6, 1962 to Ralph Bear Killer, Sr. and Lois Walking Bull and was raised by Oliver and Jessie (Walks Underground) Conquering Bear. Robert made his journey to the Spirit World on May 8, 2018 in Allen, SD. Robert is survived by his sisters, Donna (Bear Killer) Hollis of Denton, TX, Deloris Bear Killer of Kyle, SD, Doris Grass of Gordon, ...

Fredrick Pond

June 28, 1959 - - May 05, 2018

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 y ...

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