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Joseph Brown Thunder

Joseph "Joe Joe" Brown Thunder

Sunday, February 19th, 1933 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Joseph Brown Thunder, Sr. was born on February 19, 1933 in Kyle, SD to Matthew Eagle Heart and Mabel (Thunder Bull) Eagle Heart and was adopted and raised by John Johnson Brown Thunder and Julia (American Horse) Brown Thunder. Joseph made his journey to the Spirit World on September 23, 2020 at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin, SD.

Joseph is survived by his spouse, Rosalie (Aragon) Brown Thunder of Kyle, SD; children, Joseph “Joey” Brown Thunder, Jr. of California, John Brown Thunder of Arizona, Ted Brown Thunder of Wisconsin, Tamara King of Rapid City, SD, Lance King of Minnesota, Denise Red Owl of Kyle, SD, Charlie King, Jr. of Kyle, SD, and many grandchildren.

Joseph was preceded in in death by his adopted parents, John Johnson Brown Thunder and Julia (American Horse) Brown Thunder; biological parents, Matthew Eagle Heart and Mabel (Thunder Bull) Eagle Heart; sister, Lucy (Broken Rope) Brown Thunder, Cecelia (LaPointe) Brown Thunder, Delia Brown Thunder-Big Boy, and Dorine Brown Thunder-Hernandez; brothers, Leroy Brown Thunder and Emerson Poor Bear; sister, Victoria (Eagle Heart) Iron Cloud; one twin brother in infancy; half sister, Louise White; brother, William “Wazi” Eagle Heart; nephew/adopted son, Matthew “Matchie” King; and granddaughter, Veronica Rattler.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Rice, Archie Red Owl, Jr., Greg Zimmerman, Marty Mardis, Wilson King, Vine King, Raymond King, and Joey Red Owl.

Honorary pallbearers will be all Veterans, Relatives, & Friends.

Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Kyle Pow-wow Grounds in Kyle, SD with a meal to follow services.
Officiating: Lay Minister Anthony Wounded Head
Burial Services: Mediator Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 11:00am
    Kyle Powwow Grounds
    KYLE, SD
    Meal to follow Services.
    Lay Minister Anthony Wounded Head
  • Interment

    Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery
    KYLE, SD 57752
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Charlotte Beauvais LaPointe

Posted at 11:53pm
Thank you Joe for all the nice memories of you and your nephew, my hubby Benjamin Hill LaPointe. We really enjoyed having coffee with you and listening to all the stories. We enjoyed your singing and guitar playing. You were always kind to us and humorous also. Once again, now you two can visit up there in heaven. Rest in Peace, from your in-law, Charlotte Beauvais LaPointe "Pejuta Win"

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