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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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Minerva Blacksmith

December 27, 1944 - - January 16, 2019

Minerva Frances Blacksmith was born on December 27, 1944 at home in Oglala, SD to Asa Walks Out and Elizabeth Blacksmith. Minerva made her journey to the Spirit World on January 16, 2019 at the Regional Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City, SD. Minerva is survived by her siblings, Aurelia Two Crow and Norma Blacksmith both of Oglala, SD; daughter, Sonja Two Bulls of Red Shi ...

Donald Long Pumpkin

July 05, 1957 - - January 14, 2019

Donald Anthony Long Pumpkin was born on July 5, 1957 in Martin, SD to Alex John Long Pumpkin and Rachel Louise Richards. Donald made his journey to the Spirit World on January 14, 2019 at his home in Fremont, NE. Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 21, 2019 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD with evening services starting each ni ...

Hailee Wounded Head

June 27, 2012 - - January 14, 2019

Hailee Jo Wounded Head was born on June 27, 2012 in Rapid City, SD to Joseph Yellow Thunder, Sr. and Sharon Wounded Head. Hailee made her journey to the Spirit World on January 14, 2019 at the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Hailee is survived by her parents, Joseph Yellow Thunder, Sr. and Sharon Wounded Head; and siblings, Cesslie, Mariah and Joseph Yellow ...

Michael Her Many Horses

August 17, 1950 - - January 13, 2019

Michael Ivan Her Many Horses, born August 17, 1950 to Daniel Taylor and Emily (Matthews) Her Many Horses and passed away on January 13, 2019. He was the youngest of their children: Cleveland, Leo (Sioux Boy), Louis, Everett (John), Bill and Rita Stoldt. He was preceded in death by his siblings and his parents. He graduated high school from Holy Rosary Mission. He was proud to ...

Joseph Bettelyoun Jr

June 01, 1950 - - January 10, 2019

Joseph Carl Bettelyoun, Jr. was born on June 1, 1950 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph Bettelyoun, Sr. and Gladys (Richards) Bettelyoun. Joseph made his journey to the Spirit World on January 10, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Joseph is survived by his wife, Mona Bettelyoun of Rapid City, SD; daughters, Joey Bettelyoun, Judy Sierra and Margaret Sierra; s ...

Lori Mesteth

August 31, 1968 - - January 09, 2019

Lori L. (Garnier) Mesteth was born on August 31, 1968 in Los Angeles, CA to Richard J. Garnier and Anita J. Whitey. Lori made her journey to the Spirit World on January 9, 2019 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Lori is survived by her children, Ashley Mesteth, Martin Mesteth, Retasha Garnier, and Theresa Mesteth; hunka children, Mykala White Dress, Vance Li ...

Bernadette Clifford

November 29, 1943 - - January 08, 2019

Bernadette Rose Clifford was born on November 29, 1943 in Pine Ridge, SD to Alexander Eagle Elk and Jenny (War Bonnette) Eagle Elk. Bernadette made her journey to the Spirit World on January 8, 2019 at the I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Bernadette worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Pine Ridge, SD, for several years. She also worked at the Pine Ridge High School Dormitor ...

Marlin LeBeau

February 17, 1958 - - January 07, 2019

Marlin “Tuck” John LeBeau was born on February 17, 1958 in Pine Ridge, SD to Bernard and Florine (Goings) LeBeau. Tuck made his journey to the Spirit World on January 7, 2019 at the I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Tuck is survived by his sons, Marlin Jr., Michael, Alvin, Lester and Abraham LeBeau, all of Porcupine, SD; brothers, Dugan LeBeaux and Gerald LeBeau, both of ...

Isaac Charging Crow

December 11, 1930 - - January 06, 2019

Isaac E. Charging Crow was born on December 9, 1930 in Pine Ridge, SD to Samuel Charging Crow and Elizabeth (Strikes Enemy) Charging Crow and was raised by Samuel and Daisy (Gay) Charging Crow. Isaac made his journey to the Spirit World on January 6, 2019 at the State Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs, SD. Isaac is survived by his children, Margie (Leonard) Charging Crow-Few Tai ...

Jeremy Flynn

July 12, 1981 - - January 06, 2019

Jeremy Lynn Flynn, 37 years old, entered the Spirit World under tragic circumstances on January 6, 2019. Jeremy was a loving and loyal family member and friend. He was devoted to the things that he believed in and could be counted on to stand up for those beliefs. For the past 10 years, Jeremy worked for John’s Shoe Repair in Sioux Falls, SD where he was regularly recogni ...

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