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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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Ivan Standing Soldier

May 20, 1968 - - October 19, 2020

Ivan Ray Standing Soldier was born on May 20, 1968 in Pine Ridge, SD to Donald Bordeaux, Sr. and Florence Standing Soldier. Ivan made his journey to the Spirit World on October 19, 2020 in Pine Ridge, SD. Ivan is survived by his children, Tashina Standing Soldier, Lea Standing Soldier, Ashley Standing Soldier, and Angela Black Elk; siblings, Donald Standing Soldier, Jr., Bonn ...

Lucine Schaffer

April 04, 1932 - - September 25, 2020

Lucine Theresa Schaffer was born on April 4, 1932 in Pine Ridge, SD to Alex Winters and Leona (Richard) Winters. Lucine made her journey to the Spirit World on September 25, 2020 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. Lucine is survived by her children, Donald Lafferty of Burns, OR, Ramona Lafferty of Alliance, NE, Robert Lafferty of Pine Ridge, SD, and Delores ...

Mary Siers

August 12, 1944 - - September 22, 2020

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved” ~ George Sand Mary, the daughter of Victoria Siers and Manuel Savantes, was born on August 12, 1944 in Pine Ridge, SD. She was the youngest of 7 children and was known to all as “Bubbles”. She made her journey to the Spirit World on September 22, 2020. Mary was raised in Rapid City, SD and was a devout C ...

Wanda Standing Bear

November 08, 1937 - - September 02, 2020

Wanda Ethelene Standing Bear was born on November 8, 1937 in Pine Ridge, SD to Oliver Standing Bear and Margaret (Goes In Center) Standing Bear. Wanda made her journey to the Spirit World on September 2, 2020 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Wanda is survived by her daughters, Alvina White Bull, Doreen White Bull, Lisa White Bull, and Amanda Standing Bear; ...

Michael Standing Soldier

January 05, 1959 - - September 01, 2020

Akicita Najin (Michael Dean Standing Soldier) was born on January 5, 1959 in Pine Ridge, SD to Robert Standing Soldier and Delores (Little Killer) Standing Soldier. Michael made his journey to the Spirit World on September 1, 2020 at his home in Sioux Falls, SD. A powerful leader, teacher, activist and mentor, Michael touched many people’s lives. After graduating from Crazy ...

Melissa Sellards

May 01, 1935 - - August 25, 2020

Melissa May (White Bull) Sellards was born on May 1, 1935 at home near Porcupine, SD to Levi White Bull and Nancy Spotted Owl. Melissa made her journey to the Spirit World on August 25, 2020 at the Monument Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City, SD. Melissa is survived by her children, Kimberly Urbauer and Matthew Urbauer; siblings, Jane (Mark) Jarzanka, Phillis Mandan, Leti ...

John Stover Sr

August 26, 1950 - - August 24, 2020

John Stover, Sr. was born on August 26, 1950 in Pine Ridge, SD to Edward Stover II and Emma (Gillspie) Stover. John made his journey to the Spirit World on August 24, 2020 in Rapid City, SD. John Stover is survived by his spouse, Angela Stover; sons, Robert (Colleen) Stover, Sr., John Stover, Jr., and Edward (Jenny) Stover III; grandchildren (12), Hannah Hall, Robert Stover, ...

Ronald Shangreaux

March 18, 1976 - - August 15, 2020

Ronald Dean Shangreaux was born on March 18, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Archie and Glenda (Shangreaux) Hopkins. Ronald made his journey to the Spirit World on August 15, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Ronnie grew up in Kyle with his older sisters Kara and Ann and little brothers Will and Brett. Ronnie always spoke fondly of all his childhood friends ...

Hobart Spotted Bear

April 29, 1943 - - July 30, 2020

Hobart Louis Spotted Bear was born on April 29, 1941 in Pine Ridge, SD to Louis Spotted Bear and Helen Shot to Pieces-Grant. Hobart made his journey to the Spirit World on July 30, 2020 at his home in Wounded Knee, SD. Hobart married Verbena Romona Black Tail Deer in 1962 and they had a son named Robert James Spotted Bear. He also adopted Verbena’s children during their marr ...

Donovan Shangreaux

July 17, 1947 - - July 29, 2020

Donovan Laverne Shangreaux was born July 17, 1947 in Scottsbluff, NE to Richard Baptiste Shangreaux and Margaret Blue Bird and made his journey to the Spirit World on July 29, 2020. He graduated from St. Frances Catholic School and earned a drafting certificate from ITC, San Francisco, CA before being called to serve in Vietnam in 1969. As a combat medic he participated in mo ...

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