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03/03/2018 - Philbert White Butterfly

Funeral services for Philbert White Butterfly “Wakinyanla Ska,” age 60, will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD with Cyrus Black Elk, Ernest White Eagle, and David Lays Bad officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Gerald Ice.
Burial will be at the Ice Family Cemetery in Wounded Knee, SD.
A one-night wake service will begin at 3:30 PM on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD.
Philbert was born on August 9, 1957 in Pine Ridge, SD to Benjamin White Butterfly and Frances Ice. He made his journey to the Spirit World on February 24, 2018 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.
Philbert is survived by mother Frances Ice of Pine Ridge, SD; brothers Donovan Chase and Austin Backward of Pine Ridge, SD; sisters Karen White Butterfly of Manderson, SD, Joyce White Butterfly and Yvonne Chase In Winter of Pine Ridge, SD, Gloria White Butterfly, Delphine White Butterfly, Carol White Butterfly, and Rita White Butterfly, all of Rapid City, SD, Darlene Chase In Winter and Genevieve Chase In Winter of Oglala, SD, Theresa Claymore of Pine Ridge, SD, and Beverly Corbine of Rapid City, SD; nieces Julie White Butterfly, Jessica Chase, Kimimila Jack, and Frances Stands; and numerous nephews and grandchildren.
Philbert was preceded in death by father Ben White Butterfly; brothers Lester White Butterfly and Bernard Ice; sisters Faith Bonnie White Butterfly, Cheryl Chase In Winter, Diane Chase In Winter, and Maryann White Butterfly; and nieces Katrina White Butterfly and Tessie Jack.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Philbert White Butterfly “Wakinyanla Ska.”

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