06/12/2017 - Alvin Bettelyoun Sr.
Funeral services for Alvin Gene Bettelyoun Sr., age 68, will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD with Deacon Gerald Bush officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Robert Cross Sr.
Burial will be at Grace Cemetery in Martin, SD.
A two-night wake service will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, 2017 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD.
Alvin was born on December 19, 1948 in Long Valley, SD to Rossie Sr. and Eugenia (Witt) Bettelyoun. He made his journey to the Spirit World on May 30, 2017 at his home in New Prague, MN.
Alvin is survived by spouse Vonnie Bettelyoun of New Prague, MN; sons Alvin Bettelyoun Jr. and Curtis (Raquel Yankton) Bettelyoun Sr. of Wanblee, SD; daughters April Bettelyoun of Prior Lake, MN, Crystal Bettelyoun-Shoning of New Prague, MN, and Alicia Peacock of Lake Andes, SD; brothers Harley Bettelyoun of Prescott, AZ, Edward Bettelyoun Sr. of Long Valley, SD, Ross Bettelyoun Jr. of Hisle, SD, Clifford Bettelyoun of Belvidere, SD, Lawrence Bettelyoun of Wanblee, SD, Tim Swallow of Boston, MA, and Albert Bettelyoun of Mission, SD; sisters Tina Bettelyoun, Lois Bettelyoun, and Brenda Bettelyoun-Yankton of Wanblee, SD; 29 grandchildren; special loving niece Kelsie Whiting; and numerous great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Alvin was preceded in death by parents Rossie and Eugenia Bettelyoun; children Jason Bettelyoun Sr. and Mary Bettelyoun; brother George Bettelyoun Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and grandchildren.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Alvin Gene Bettelyoun Sr.
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