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09/22/2017 - Linda Firethunder

A Mass of Christian Burial for Linda Firethunder, age 64, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Manderson, SD with Father Edmund Yainao, S.J., and Joyce Tibbitts officiating.
 
Cremation will follow funeral services.
 
Visitation services will be from 9:00-11:00 AM on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Manderson, SD.
 
Linda passed away on September 18, 2017 in Rapid City, SD. She was born in Browning, MT on January 27, 1953 to the late Floyd and Anna Firethunder. She had one brother, the late Floyd Firethunder Jr., and a sister, the late Kathy Firethunder. Linda attended school in various places, wherever her mom was teaching. She graduated from OCS in Pine Ridge, SD. After high school, she attended MacalesterCollege in St. Paul, MN. She eventually moved home and soon had her daughter, Katana Jackson. Linda spent many years teaching at various schools on the reservation, following in her mom's footsteps. She had a great sense of humor. She supported American Legions and the Wounded Warrior Projects. She loved reading books and loved Prince and Bruce Springsteen. Linda was also known for her baking and beadwork skills. She was a proud grandma to her one grandson, Kellin Fisher. She introduced him to the Fish Hatchery, where he continues to love feeding the fish. 
 
Linda is survived by daughter Katana Jackson of Box Elder, SD; grandson Kellin Fisher of Box Elder, SD; nephew Darnell Hawk of Manderson, SD; and niece Amaya Hawk of Oglala, SD.
 
Linda was preceded in death by parents Floyd and Anna (Plenty Holes) Firethunder; sister Kathy Firethunder; and brother Floyd Firethunder Jr.
 
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Linda Firethunder.

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