05/12/2017 - Louise Long Soldier
Funeral services for Louise Long Soldier, age 83, will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Marvin Helper.
Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Lakeside Road near Oglala, SD.
A one-night wake service will begin at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Louise was born on March 24, 1934 in Oglala, SD to John and Edna Alice (Loafer Joe) Blacksmith. She made her journey to the Spirit World on May 7, 2017 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, SD.
Louise is survived by daughters Fedelia (Robert) Cross, Marian Poor Bear, InaMae Sounding Side and Priscilla Long Soldier; son Nolan (Daisy) Warrior; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, spiritual acquaintances, friends, and relatives.
Louise was preceded in death by parents John and Edna Blacksmith; sons Allen Long Soldier, Leon Long Soldier, Elton Long Soldier, and Clayton Warrior; daughter Verlene Long Soldier; nephews Peter Blacksmith Jr., Robert Blacksmith, Al Blacksmith, and Verdell White Bear Claws; nieces Eldean Blacksmith, Lorna Blacksmith, Dorothy White Magpie, Rosalyn White Magpie, and Jessie American Bear; grandchildren Allen Long Soldier Jr., Alvin Iron Cloud III, Brent Sounding Side, Shelly Sounding Side, and Enzo Blacksmith-Looks Twice; brothers Max, Peter Sr., Kenneth, Tom, Leo, Franklin, and Wilbur Blacksmith; and sisters Rose Blacksmith-White Magpie and Elizabeth Blacksmith-Walks Out.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Louise Long Soldier.
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